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Best Option For New Yard With Little Care

Posted by irvingdog Wisconsin (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 12, 13 at 17:16

I plan on redoing the back yard of my house. At present, the yard area is mostly covered in paving tile with gravel underneath, with a section of mostly dirt and overgrowth. I am planning to remove the pavers & gravel and dig out the overgrowth and have grass instead.

Here's where it gets tricky: I am currently trying to sell the house and I live in another state four hours away. With that in mind, I need the best option for the lawn to grow with the least amount of care. I have a kid who comes over and mows, but with school starting, it will be very difficult to get him over on a daily basis.

(Initially, my plan was to leave the yard for the new owner, but we recently had storms which did damage to the fence, so while I'm having that replaced, it seems like a good time to get the yard done.)

So, with all that in mind, what would the forum recommend as the best plan of action? Thank you!

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RE: Best Option For New Yard With Little Care

Establishing grass takes a lot of attention which you don't have abvailable. If the yard isn't too large, I'd suggest sod. As we approach cooler temps, you can probably get away watering it once a day for a week, then reduced watering after that. Your student caretaker is more likely to be able to do that than watering seed three times a day. and it should "show" well.

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