Rebuilding a lawn-Start to Finish. DIY help!!!
Hi there. My wife and I are about to buy a new house and th yard has been neglected. It has some sort of grass in it but it's patchy and full of weeds and needs to be replaced. Zoysia seems to be a real hit around our area right now. We live on the edge of zone 8 and 9 and i would say we are more like zone 9. The yard has some large trees with some roots that are visible in the patchy areas. My questions are as follows:
1) What do I need to do to kill the existing lawn?
2)how do I prepare the soil?
3)do the roots need to come up? They aren't very large. Maybe an inch in a half but they do stick out of the soil.
4)when I kill everything, do I have to take any amount of the existing soil up? I would think it would have dead grass and weeds that would be undesirable for the new yard.
I'm a newb so anything will help. Thanks everyone!