is there a weed killer that i can use to kill all the weeds in the soil
and still let me sow grass seeds in a couple of weeks?
at the moment ive dug up all the soil and weeds that i could but i know
that there are bound to be some ive missed!!!
If your lawn is beyond minor repairs or is simply not what you want it
to be, you may want to replace it. Total renovation is the process of
killing-off any existing grass and weeds in your lawn and starting over.
The following steps below will help you in renovating your lawn:
1. *Know when to renovate*. Since total renovation involves
replanting your grass, you should do so only when it is the best
time to plant your new grass. Most warm-season grasses are planted
in the late-spring and most cool-season grasses are planted in the
early fall. So make sure you renovate your lawn when planting time
is best! Click here to learn more about grasses
and when to plant them.
2. *Kill your existing lawn and weeds*. Since most people are
starting over, it is a good idea to kill any grass and weeds so
they don't cause more problems in your new lawn. If not, then why
renovate anyway? The best way kill-off your lawn and weeds is
through the use of a broad-spectrum herbicide such as Roundup or
glyphosate. Simply find a non-windy day, mix your concentrated
herbicide with water, and spray with a pump sprayer over your
lawn. Make sure if you have any trees, plants, and flowers that
they are not sprayed with the herbicide otherwise you may end up
planting more then just grass when your done. Make sure to read
the directions on the herbicide label. Depending on the
application, you may want to repeat the spraying a few times over
a few days to make sure you have killed everything. Most
herbicides will take a few weeks to fully work so make sure you
3. *Aerate, Dethatch, and remove the old grass and weeds*. Now that
your grass and weeds are dead, it's time to remove them and start
over. First you will need to dethatch your lawn to loosen-up the
soil, and remove the old grass and weeds. Click here for more on
Next you will need to aerate the soil to help loosen it up and
better prepare it for planting and watering. Click here for more
Finally, you will need to rake away all the excess grass, weeds,
plugs, and debris that is on the lawn surface. Once completed,
smooth-out the surface with rake and remove and chunks, rocks, or
excess debris that remain.
4. *Planting your new lawn*: Now that your soil is ready, it is time
apply your seeds/sod, fertilizer, and plant your new lawn.
5. *Caring for your new lawn*: Now that you have completed your
planting, it is time to make sure that your new lawn is watered
and cared for properly to insure its new growth.
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