mixing types of seed
Hi all! Here's the skinny: I live in southeastern VA. It rarely gets colder than 20 or warmer than 100, but can be very humid. Front yard is average sized, back yard is large and very open. I have fescue, but not sure which type. Most of the yard, esp the back, is crabgrass and clover, etc. i'd like a lawn that stays green in the winter months. i can't afford a service but am willing to put in the work and some money to do it myself. if i mix fescue and ryegrass, and overseed what i have in the early spring and in the fall, will that do it? i already have a plan in place to dethatch, aerate, and slit seed in the fall if i can find the machines to rent. it'll have to wait until then b/c i'm due to deliver a baby in April and can't be out there with heavy machines. i have tried Scott's every year (for crabgrass and for other weeds) but it never seems to work that great for me. If i have tall fescue and plant fine fescue, or vice versa, will that cause a problem?