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bringing back bermuda

Posted: June 25th, 2020, 9:31 am
by Ms Cue
My tenants killed my lawn!

I've brought it back to life many times but it's never been this bad. First of all, they failed to water/maintain the lawn after insisting on taking responsibility for it. Then recently put down sand and there are now 3 storage sheds in the backyard! They have until Friday to get rid of everything on the lawn (including the sand) and I'm taking over a tool to aerate the ground. Aeration plus lots of water has worked for me in the past but this time it will take quite a while.

Does anyone have any recommendations on what else I can do, should I be doing something different, products I can buy to help the process along, etc? This is the last time I'll let a tenant assume responsibility for my landscaping!

Thank you.

Re: bringing back bermuda

Posted: July 7th, 2020, 8:53 pm
by gtnike
wow! there is grass under there? any idea how long it has been covered up? If it has been that was all season, I don't think you'll get it back.

Re: bringing back bermuda

Posted: July 25th, 2020, 7:22 pm
by Dchall_San_Antonio
It's probably too late but I would have scraped that sand out. Or vacuumed it out with a (rented) shop vac. Sand works to level a yard with existing roots and soil structure, but you don't have that. Putting bermuda into that bumpy surface is going to be worse than leaving it alone.