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    Hopefully I am in the right forum here but I am planning to re-seed my entire lawn. As of right now not sure what grass is there and I have got the weeds pretty much under control. I know you can just spread topsoil over the entire lawn and seed with rake in etc...however, I have a 1025r and dying to get that more involved. I was thinking of tilling entire lawn as I have very uneven grounds that I would like to grade. Just looking for advice and best way to approach it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbull2002 View Post
    Hopefully I am in the right forum here but I am planning to re-seed my entire lawn. As of right now not sure what grass is there and I have got the weeds pretty much under control. I know you can just spread topsoil over the entire lawn and seed with rake in etc...however, I have a 1025r and dying to get that more involved. I was thinking of tilling entire lawn as I have very uneven grounds that I would like to grade. Just looking for advice and best way to approach it.

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    I've been thinking of doing the same, last summer decimated our lawn, now I have large patches that I'm not sure will fill in. We are having hotter and drier summers, and I'm going to rip and restore with a more drought tolerant variety of lawn grass.

    My plan of attack is: 1) about a month or maybe a month and a half before seeding, mow the grass as short as possible, remove the clippings. 2) two applications of roundup about a 10 days apart to kill everything, 3) lightly till the soil (~2"), 4) level the ground, 5) sow the seed, 6) work the seed into the soil.

    My start time will begin around July 20th or maybe August 1st, I'll see what the weather pattern looks like. Last fall I applied seed around the middle of August and it say dry until early October. Some seed germinated, but not as well as I'd like.
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    I was going to redo my lawn last fall, but things got in the way. So it is on my radar for this fall. I have had the best luck putting down seed after Thanksgiving. That trick was told to me by a professional lawn service guy. My plan is to use my rotary pull behind seeder to spread some seed, probably fescue, then disk it up, followed by harrowing it to smooth it out. My ground is very rough and that is part of the reason why I will be doing this. Secondly, I have very poor grass and that is the other reason. I will be killing two birds with one stone, using that old phrase. I am still undecided about running my 7 1/2 foot roller over it after the harrow.

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    I will be watching this one as I too need a whole new lawn.
    Most of my current "yard" has either been waste ground near the bar for the last 100 years or in hay crops.
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    Count me in for following this one closely, I'd love to till and level my entire yard but the summers are a very busy time of the year for us. Maybe a fall job. A soil pulverizer would be the tool to have for this, burn it off with round up, till it to break up the sod and run a the pulverizer over it to level.
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    Me too! I'm in the process of spreading a ton of fill. I've done 12 -15 loads so far and more coming as I type. My original 4 acre lot was a thick pine grove. last year I was in the process over grinding/removing over 120 stumps. Now there are large low spots. The town is ditching the road, so I asked about having it dumped in my yard. I've scraped a lot fo top soil before they started.
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    Add me to the mix as well. My yard is terrible! I just ran the disk over a half acre of it and spread some seed and then hit it with the disk again to cover the seed.
    It left the ground a little choppy but I'm hoping over time that it smooths over. The disk is all I have and my soil is primarily clay so it really needs to be broken up.
    I have a lot of work to do! Interested to see how everyone tackles this and the ultimate outcome .
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    Here is what i have done so far. . I did a test section.

    I tilled it up. .probably about 4 or 6 inches deep. I know probably too deep but it was my 1st time using my new tiller. Looked like this when i was finished.
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    then I used my push seeder and put 25 pounds of seed down (lesson here don't wait till after it rains to do this the seeder wont work correctly because of mud), Then I put some straw down.

    11 days later it looked like this. getting so close..!!
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    not sure if the weeds will come back since I didn't do the round up 1st. Still learning. I have lots more of my yard to do if this works at expected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradgto View Post
    Here is what i have done so far. . I did a test section.

    I tilled it up. .probably about 4 or 6 inches deep. I know probably too deep but it was my 1st time using my new tiller. Looked like this when i was finished.


    then I used my push seeder and put 25 pounds of seed down (lesson here don't wait till after it rains to do this the seeder wont work correctly because of mud), Then I put some straw down.

    11 days later it looked like this. getting so close..!!


    not sure if the weeds will come back since I didn't do the round up 1st. Still learning. I have lots more of my yard to do if this works at expected.
    It's coming along just fine, and the weeds would come back with or without the round up.
    BTW, tilling is fun, so going a little deep is just more fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradgto View Post
    11 days later it looked like this. getting so close..!!

    not sure if the weeds will come back since I didn't do the round up 1st. Still learning. I have lots more of my yard to do if this works at expected.
    It's a fickle dance to seed when it's dry then pray that it rains, but not too much or too hard!!!! For 11 days, your new grass looks awesome!

    Worry about the weeds when the turf is established...
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