Weeds (dead burrs) everywhere, neglect, and where to start
Our yard is horrid. The "grass" is covered with dead dry sticker burrs. There are a million other weeds as well that just popped up because of the rain over the last 2 weeks. It's a bermuda lawn but we tried to fill it in with a blue fescue mix last summer, I think? Something advertised to be thick, drought and heat tolerant. I've always hated the weedy nature of burmuda and we have a hard time controlling it's desire to overtake the gravel (which it has).
We also want to stay as organic as possible (child with autism), but this is feeling hopeless. We put down CGM a couple years ago once, but it didn't seem to work on the rocks and cost a small fortune. I haven't been able to find it locally (all the feed stores I called just have corn meal).
It seems, because of the sticker burrs, we need to hire someone to scalp it down to dirt and start over? Is there another way?
And for all the weeds in the rocks, what can I do? I've used the hula hoe in the past and made a spray out of clove oil, vinegar, etc, but it doesn't work that great. How can I stop them in the first place? We seem to battle the rocks all summer and no one wants to go outside and hand pull in the heat.