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  • Answered by
    Heather on
    January 14, 2011
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    At this time, your garden and lawn are at rest. It is best to simply leave it alone. Pruning/cutting, fertilizing and watering right now can cause the plants to come out of dormancy which can cause them damage.

    While you do live in a rather warm area, plants still need a rest period. Consider January and February to be a planning period, where you can reflect on what worked over the past year and plan what you will plant and grow for next year.

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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    February 8, 2011
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    Really, you only need to fertilize 3-5 times over the course of the spring and summer with a final fertilization in early fall. During the fall and winter, the lawn does not need to be fertilized.

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    Nikki on
    March 22, 2011
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    A great organic grass killer is simply boiling water. It will kill any vegetation it comes in contact with without being dangerous to pets or people.

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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    May 3, 2011
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    If the grass is truly dead, you can just plant the ground cover there without removing the grass.

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    Nikki on
    May 4, 2011
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    Nikki on
    May 6, 2011
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    Wait as long as possible before mowing your newly sodded lawn for the first time. Generally, about 6-8 weeks after sodding is sufficient or allow the grass to grow up to 1/3 higher then its normal height before cutting. It is a good idea to let the grass grow at least 3 inches tall; 4 is better. For that first mowing, take just a little off the top and come back 2 or 3 days later and take it down to two inches.

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  • Answered by
    Heather on
    June 22, 2011
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    The second layer of sod will have a hard time developing roots through the first layer of sod. While it is possible, it will make it more likely the new layer of sod will fail.

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  • Answered by
    Arjoopandey on
    January 14, 2020
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    You should not place the sod on the old one it's important for the grass to connect soil with roots it causes the dirt.

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