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    New install

    So in preparing everything to make sure I have everything. I have a question do you spray a ground sterilizer on ground after removing turf and leveling. I will be using the 3/4" extruded polystyrene foam panels instead of sand my yard is mainly sand. If you do spray a sterilizer what kind do you use. Thanks in advance

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    Re: New install

    You don't have to unless you have an invasive grass or weeds growing.
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    Re: New install

    I did sprinkle Diatomaceous Earth Ant/Crawling Insect Killer under my extruded polystyrene---just an extra safeguard and it was cheap. Read somewhere on this forum that it was suggested. Troublefreepool.com was an incredible source of information and could not have done my project without the help of the people on this forum.
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    Re: New install

    Diatomaceous earth sounds like an excellent suggestion. I currently use it on my chicken coop under the bedding and I believe that unwarranted use of herbicides is a very very big problem.

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    Re: New install

    Nut grass is the biggest problem from what I have read. If you have it in your yard, I would spray, and spray with something that is persistent for a least a couple months. This of course is just my take on the situation. (having a large amount of nut grass myself)
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