Need help starting a back yard lawn
I recently began renting a house that I will probably purchase in a year or so. The house has been vacant for years before its recent renovation, so the back yard was an overgrown mess when I moved in. This past week my landlord had about 15 pine trees removed. He asked me if I would rather have the stumps removed or have him plant grass. If the stumps are removed his plan is to spread the wood chips over the bare back yard as a ground cover. I do not like this Idea. My next thought was to have him grind the stumps, and for me to pay for the grass seed, but after some searching on this forum I have reservations about the difficulty of planting grass over freshly ground stumps. Should I leave the stumps, have him plant the grass, and worry about removing them after I purchase the home? Thanks for the help.