Frustrated with my lawn. I have a new house and the sod in my backyard was put in 3 summers ago. It has been getting worse each spring, but will generally come back by July. I am in CO and it doesn't appear that the contractor laid down any soil, just rolled out sod over the clay. My backyard is on the north side, but does get some sun. Here r some pix:
Yard pic 1: [url]https://franux.com/backyard2.jpg[/url]
Yard pic 2: [url]https://franux.com/backyard4.jpg[/url]
As you can see there is also an issue near the back sprinkler. It isn't leaking, there's just nowhere for the water to go, hence the algae. My thoughts:
1) Rip up the yard and remove 6-8" of sod and clay underneath it
2) Put down new soil and compost
3) Resod or reseed
Does this sound right or a waste of time?