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How to Clear Land for a Lawn

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How to Clear Land for a Lawn

How to Clear Land for a Lawn. Many homes have large pieces of land attached to the property that are left in an unusable state. If you are in this sort of situation you can transform this waste of land into a useful lawn. You will need to put in some effort prior to actually seeding the lawn. The clearing process is simple but requires some muscle...

Many homes have large pieces of land attached to the property that are left in an unusable state. If you are in this sort of situation you can transform this waste of land into a useful lawn. You will need to put in some effort prior to actually seeding the lawn. The clearing process is simple but requires some muscle to get the job done. You can plant your lawn and have it coming up in just a few weeks after clearing.
Things You'll Need
Shovel
Trowel
Rototiller
Clear the land of any garbage and litter. Remove items like cans, paper and other things that you donít want to get mixed into your soil.
Pull out any hard vegetation like small bushes or large plants with branches. These need to be removed because they are wood and difficult to break down like other plants.
Drive a shovel into the ground around the woody plants you are removing, in order to remove the roots. You should try to get as much root out as possible to avoid unwanted plants from growing in after you plant your lawn.
Remove weeds from the ground by hand where possible. Use a trowel to remove large groups of weeds with extensive roots. You need to get the roots out to keep your soil clear of weeds growing in the future.
Turn the existing surface of the land with a rototiller. This will create aerated fresh soil.
Use the fresh soil to fill in any holes or ditches created when you removed the large plants and weeds. Use a shovel to move the soil into the holes until the ground is level.
Turn the soil with the rototiller a second time, two weeks after the first time and a third time two weeks after that.
Tips & Warnings
Make sure you leave enough time before you want to seed your lawn to allow resting time between soil turnings.
Be careful when turning the soil the first time that you donít trip or fall in the holes in the land from the removed plants.

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