How do I grow grass in a mulched area?
August 12, 2008 1:09 PM Subscribe
I just want grass! Help me turn the last home owner's garden into a simple grass yard.
posted by toekneebullard to home & garden (18 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
OK, so I made the mistake of buying a house that was owned by a gardener. This couple just loved to plant all sorts of stuff, all around the house. Problem is I'm the kinda guy who put off buying a house cause I never had to mow the grass at my apartment.
So over the last year things have overgrown, died, and just all around gone to crap. I've tried pulling out a lot of plants, but they seem to grow back, or weeds (they look like weeds at least) grow in their place. And I'm pretty sure I'm breeding all new forms of grass in my back yard. There's at least 6 distinct patches or varying styles.
The big issue is that a lot of my yard is mulched, where they put all their plants. Can I just put grass seed down and it will grow around/ over/eat up the mulch? That's my biggest question: how do you go from mulched area, to just grass.
Forgive me if this is a repeat question, I've googled and searched, and everything seems to be about putting down mulch, not getting rid of it. I'm just a guy who knows nothing about lawn care, that wants to reset this gardener's utopia to a simple, easy lawn.