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Step 1. Remove Old Turf

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The first step is to kill and remove poor-quality turf, which you can accomplish several ways. Solarization: Cut the old lawn as close to grade as possible before you begin.  Solarization kills grass, weeds, and weed seeds by overheating them under a layer of clear plastic.  During warm weather, securely anchor the plastic over the area you want to clear.  You will need two months to achieve the desired effect….


Step 1. Remove Thatch and Weeds

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The first step to lawn restoration is to remove any thatch buildup.  Thatch is un-decomposed stems and roots that accumulate near the soil surface.  Dig up a small, triangular-shaped plug of turf several inches deep.  If the spongy layer above the soil is more than ¾- to 1-inch thick when you compress it, it is time to have your lawn dethatched.  The best time to dethatch is when your lawn…

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Changing Cutting Modes Should Be Easy

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It should be easy to change cutting modes.  In the example shown above, you just lift the cover to install discharge chute. Most rear bags are relatively easy to remove and replace.  For example in some mowers you just lift the door and lift the bag from off (or on) the highly visible support. To switch from bagging to mulching, a mulch plug must fill the opening.  Look for a plug connected…