May 14 , 2017

How to Reseed a Lawn

Create a healthy lawn by starting overFamily Handyman

Create a healthy lawn by starting over

Let's get this straight right from the get-go: A healthy lawn doesn't get taken over by weeds. So if it looks like you're raising weeds instead of grass, that's a sign of a more serious problem. And that may mean killing off the grass and starting over. It's a big project that'll take several weekends and may cost you around 25? per sq. ft. for equipment rentals, soil conditioners and seed. If you're willing to spend more, you can lay sod instead of planting seed, but don't skip the soil testing and remediation steps.

Are you ready for a fresh start? Just follow our guide and you'll be the happiest gnomeowner on your block.

Evaluate Your Lawn

Going 'nuclear' shouldn't be your first option. Instead, start with spot applications of weed killer, dethatching and core aeration. But if you still see more than 60 percent weeds at the start of the next growing season, your lawn is too far gone to save. Your best option is to nuke it and replant.

Note: Find out how to dethatch and aerate for greener, healthier grass, here.

Related Posts

How to Make an Extra $1,000 Per Month in Just 5 Hours Per Week With a Part Time Handyman Business
The handyman business works great as a part-time business. The overhead is low and it only takes a few hours per week...
Read More
What’s the Best Way to Advertise for a Handyman Business?
Pros are always asking me for the best way to advertise their handyman business. Is it Home Advisor? Thumbtack? Craig...
Read More
Thumbtack Pro Review: What You Need to Know
Thumbtack can be a fast and easy way to get customers and grow your business, but should you use this lead generation...
Read More