Asked July 8, 2018, 6:40 PM EDT

Grubs took out a 2166 sq ft section of my yard, I have rid the yard of them and now want to bring in black dirt and re seed, I have weeds in that area, do I have to get the weeds out or can I dump black dirt over area

Anoka County Minnesota

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Proper soil preparation is essential to establish turf that is vigorous and sustainable in the long run. The following bulletin explains the steps needed to accomplish this.

It's important to eliminate existing weeds and to incorporate any amendments and fertilizer into the top six inches of existing soil. Do not layer black dirt over the planting area.

Late summer and early fall is the best time to plant grass seed so there is plenty of time to prepare the soil as recommended.