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lawn at the beginning

lawn at the beginning

The lawn was just patchy grass, we had it removed and turned over a few times then the guy flattened it with a drum and laid new sod over it. The problem was that the soil was too compact and the sod grass started dying the next year.  We then hired another guy to come and pull up the sod, and amend the soil, while eliminating all the weeds and spreading new grass seed.  The process was time consuming and ended up costing $250 plus.

planting new grass seed

planting new grass seed

grass is coming in patchy

grass is coming in patchy

After all that the lawn was taken over by weeds.

some weeds are taking over

some weeds are taking over

He said it was just seeds from the air, landing, every kind in Oregon, actually.  I thought it was in the manure he amended the soil with.  He said no, but I still think it was.  I was stunned, I pulled them slowly by hand.  I also kept adding more grass seed in the patchy spots.  After about 100 pulled weeds I stopped.  Then I started spraying.  I sprayed weed killer on it a few times and finally, now we have grass mostly.  It actually looks like a real lawn.

present day lawn

present day lawn

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