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Methods of Removing Turf

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When planting a new lawn, the first step is to kill and remove any poor-quality turf. This process can be accomplished through several methods including solarization, heavy mulches, hoes or sod cutters, and herbicides. When selecting your method, keep your lawn and climate conditions in mind, as some methods may be a better fit for your lawn than others. Solarization: Cut the old lawn as close to grade as possible before you begin….

Removing 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…