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It is likely that mature (large) rhododendrons will grow again from the buried roots, though this may take two or three years. Rhododendrons contain toxins which inhibit decomposition by micro-organisms, and it may take up to 10 years for the underground roots to decompose fully. Research into removing rhododendrons as an invasive woodland species in the UK ...


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The basic problem is that apart from your immediate cold snap, the average climate will be too cold for the grass to really establish itself until about March next year. As a rule of thumb, grass doesn't grow much when the minimum night time temperature is below 50F (10C) though of course the temperature has to be much lower to actually kill it. If you ...


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Plants with only three inches of root depth are not going to survive hot and dry weather in the wild (i.e. not growing in lawns watered by sprinkler systems), and the common feature of "weeds" is that they survive better than most other plants. Weeds with tap roots will be much deeper than 3 inches. For example dandelion roots typically go down 6 to 18 ...


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The second landscaper is right. If you get someone else to do the job, they will either need to kill the weeds with herbicide, or they need to dig out each weed separately, extracting all root material, and that may mean going down 8 inches or more to get out a dandelion root. If this is not done, they will regrow through the new lawn.


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In theory, yes, it's possible to lift and relay existing turf, but there are a few caveats. You will need to cut and lift sections of turf evenly, so that the roots underneath are relatively even in depth on every piece, otherwise it will be very difficult to relay it evenly. Second, once lifted,the turf can be rolled up, but not for longer than 48-72 ...


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While the grass may not establish itself well until next spring, the sod is susceptible to drying out since the root depth is very shallow. Best insurance is to keep the sod moist, and ensure that it is fully in contact with the substrate soil. You can achieve this with a light roller, and occasional irrigation when the weather threatens to dry out the sod ...


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