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Hey ladies, we live in a rental property and our backyard is nearly all weeds and dust. We have a little bit of wild grass (not sure what kind it is) but not much. I was wanting to know if possible is there a cheap way to get grass to grow without resoiling? As don’t want to spend money really on a house that isn’t ours, and it was like it when we moved in.
With the warmer weather coming I want my kids to be able to play outside.


Posted by levismumma, 20th September 2015


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  • I would buy a box of lawn seed, sprinkle it around and water it in. Hope this helps.


  • Yes, I think you need to prepare the soil properly for the seeds to take and grow and survive, even though grass is hardy. There would also be some grasses that grow better in areas than others. It might be worthwhile talking to your local bunnings rep to see what type of grass and prep work is needed.


  • maybe watch some youtube vids and see how it is done and what is needed.


  • Would I need to prep the soil some how? As it’s dry and dusty


  • get the kids to scatter grass seed and enjoy watching it sprout and grow. old fashioned fun…


  • If we were to rip the weeds up it would just be dirt left. And the dusty dirt.
    Might head to Bunnings and ask them for help.
    Thanks ladies


  • I agree with the other mums, but also put a cheap litle fence with a few sticks and strring around the edges and lightly water it every few days. With in a few months your grass should be ready for a cut. Just remember to keep off it as it will not grow with people running over it. Oh and also rip all thoose yucky weeds out before you start.


  • There’s quite a few grass growing products on the shelves at gardening places, or even Bunnings and Mitre10. I must look into them too as our lawn is turning into moss and I have no idea why


  • There’s a few weed and feed type applications which you can scatter over which aren’t too expensive – ask a guy at bunnings


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