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Site Selection


When deciding where to start your project, look for places where turf isn't doing well. Areas with soggy or gritty soil or too much shade might be good sites to replace turf. Also look for areas that are tough to maintain, like steep slopes and narrow, hard-to-get-to spots. It's a good idea to start off with a small area, working your way to larger expanses over time. Be realistic about time and money.

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