Joined: Sun May 22, 2011 10:36 am Posts: 5 Location: Arlington,TEXAS
thanks for the help. i have a pretty good scale drawing that i have made of my front yard and am looking for some economical help making a master planting plan. I think it would be good to start with a plan instead of doing this by the seat of my pants. Any help would be great.
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2003 3:45 pm Posts: 2884 Location: San Antonio,TEXAS
First step is to until the soil. Unfortunately it takes 3 years for the soil to reestablish the structure it had before you tilled it. But you can get a jump start by watering it for a few hours and letting it dry. Then water and let dry. Repeat that for as long as you see it settling. Then relevel the surface with sand or new topsoil. Then water that and let it settle.
Don't jump the gun on buffalo grass. The seeded varieties will leave your lawn looking like the grass at the side of the road. The sodded varieties are much improved and will become a dense turf. Do some research on the different sodded varieties. One I know that looks very nice is called Tech Turf by the Turffalo company. It comes as a flat of plugs that will spread quickly to fill.
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