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Grass planting - new house - red clay backyard

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Hi all,

I'd like to plant some grass in the backyard of my townhouse - it's 28X16.

Can you tell me what I need?

I watched some videos that said 1/3 topsoil/sand/compost is what's needed. I figured about 1.5 yards each for my little lot.

Right now the contractors have thrown pine needles over the red clay.

Thanks from Charl 0413181552_resized.jpg otte NC,
 

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Look locally for sod & be done with it. Spreading, leveling & seeding such a small area is not worth it.

BTW, an area of 28' X 16' requires 4.1 cu. yards of dirt to attain a a depth of 3 inches (and that's before settling). I would go at least 6 inches if I was going to seed my own.
 
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Thanks for the help.

Should I treat the red clay before applying the sod?

What's the hardiest sod?

thanks again
 
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