Identifying Lawn (whats left of it) in Dallas
I purchased this property from a bank last summer and by the time I gained control of the property Dallas was within the midst of the 2011 heatwave/drought and the grass was looking pretty poor then.
I am attempting to "resurrect" the front yard or at least start it on a coarse to recovery. I will not worry about either side or back yard space at this time due to the need for regrading.
What are the tufts of grass that have sprouted under one tree? (ref photo 1)
What is the dominate variety of grass? (ref photos 2 & 3)
With care will the grass recover the damaged areas in photo 4?
Should I "plug" the damaged areas? (ref photo 4)
Photo 5 is from last Spring/summer and you can see the areas of severe damage were brown then. There is a large oak tree as can be seen in the photo. The ground is heavily covered in acorns & acorn pieces.