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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Richmond, Va

    Default new lawn

    I need to redo my bach yard. I plan to till and reseed. Do I need to kill the exsiting grass and other vegetation before I till or just till it under. Also, what would be the best variety of grass to use in Virginia?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007

    Default Re: new lawn

    If you're going to rototill the soil, then there is no point in spraying herbicide because you're only going to kill what's visible. When you till, you'll be bringing new weed seed to the surface where it's warmer, moister, and prime for germination. If you've got a weed problem, I would recommend laying sod rather than spreading seed. You can apply a pre-emergent before laying the sod that will help to keep new weeds from germinating.

    Other benefits of sod is that it's "instant" green, you can walk on it immediately (with care ), it requires less water and aftercare than seed, and provides a thick blanket that will smother out most weeds and prevent new ones from germinating.
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