Preparing for a lawn
I am looking for opinions and info on solarization. I have a large country yard that is made up of prairie grasses and weeds. There has never been a cultivated lawn here. The prairie grasses get 6 feet tall and grow extremely fast.
I am going to seed Buffalo grass.
I'll be doing the work by myself, by hand.
So I think I want to solarize.
Will solarization kill the weed seeds that have already landed? Will it also kill the nice wildflowers, blue-eyed grass, and rain lillies that are in the yard? If I use newspaper and top soil when could I seed? Any other suggestions of something that's cheap to come by and I can use to smother out the lawn?
If I can lay down my smothering agent soon I think I could start seeding in April?
Thanks for any advice!