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Old 04-14-2011, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Shakedown Street
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I am going to tear up my fescue lawn and replace it with bermuda sod.
Has anyone done this themselves? It is a small yard, roughly .23 acres.
I think a rototiller is not strong enough for the clay, and a sod cutter might take too much.

I would consider hiring a service if the price isn't too expensive. Any suggestions on equipment or recommendations of a company to provide this service? I will use round up to kill the weeds first.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:58 AM
 
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My BIL will hook you up with some bermuda sod. He's grows it, cuts it and installs it... so middle man markups are nil. I'm quite sure he'll price the work to get the job.

If you're interested, shoot me a DM.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:18 AM
 
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I will use round up to kill the weeds first.
Careful -- Roundup kills everything, including the grass. If that's not what you want, Weed-B-Gone and similar products kill the weeds but leave the grass.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:52 AM
 
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Careful -- Roundup kills everything, including the grass. If that's not what you want, Weed-B-Gone and similar products kill the weeds but leave the grass.
Thanks, but I want the grass gone too - what little of it there is! I will spray it about a week before the sod goes down - that is the recommendation of Supersod.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:31 AM
 
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Use the roundup with the purple lid. Wait 4 weeks and then spray again.

Aerate the lawn and seed. Don't over seed and water the grass twice a day for 20 mins.

Only do this during the fall and not in the spring.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:36 AM
 
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you should probably ask some expert. PM me and i can recommend you a company that can take care of this. though i am not an expert but if you plant bermuda seeds they will eventually kill all the fescue grass. bermuda chokes anything and everything that comes its way.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Shakedown Street
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I need to tear it up and replace with sod, not seed it.
I just installed an irrigation system and need to let my dog out without getting covered in the red clay.
Bermuda seed is too slow.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:28 AM
 
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Why one or the other? I'm happy with my "hybrid" lawn:
-bermuda dominant in the sun, fescue dominant in the shade.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem
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Drag scrape with a tractor. Them add your lime & ferterlizer. Then use a power tiller Tractor type. Smooth and rak it out. Put done a good area sod. Water and enjoy.
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:18 PM
 
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Which type of sod (if any) is best in the shade (mainly between backyard trees)?
I have the same problem with the muddy dog...
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