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Zone 8 | wayne added on August 25, 2011 | Answered

Thinking of starting a new lawn soon. What kind of grass would be good for Zone 8? Also, do I need to till up the old grass and dispose of it, or can I just spread the grass seed out and hope it will sprout and force all the weeds out?

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Answered on August 26, 2011

Popular warm weather grasses are St Augustine grass, Bermuda grass, Zoysia grass and Centipede grass. You can look at those and see which would best fit your particular lawn.

It is best to pull out the old lawn. Some grasses, like zoysia, are good at crowding out existing lawn grass, but this can take some time to do. Other grasses do not compete well with others so you need to remove the old grass to get the fastest and best chance for the new grass to establish.

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