Can I plant new lawn on top of an exisitng lawn?
My lawn is a mess. I don't want to use chemicals on it. I was wondering if I put a layer of compost mulch over it (leveling it in the process) and grass seeds over that with some topsoil on top will I succeed with a new lawn? I plan to plant it in April. I would like to avoid ripping out my old lawn because it will be a huge project. I won't be getting help with it, and it is a lot for me to undertake by myself.The reason I want a new lawn is that my currant lawn is full of clover (bees everywhere during warm weather). I will kill the clover with boiling water before starting this process. I also have lots of moss in my lawn(which doesn't bother me much) In fact I wouldn't mind if the whole thing was moss. The combination of half moss half grass looks mangy, though.I have a shady area on one side and the moss has been spreading from that area. Anyway, my main question is can I plant a new lawn over my old one without pulling the old one out? Thanks so much! Jen