Seeding options for Central Florida
Hi all -- Much like last year I will try to seed my front yard here in Orlando, FL (with Bermuda; bought some high-end variety that unfortunately has yet to yield results). Unlike last year, however, I'm hoping that starting earlier will give better results.
Here's the thing: my yard is covered in crabgrass. Last year I put Roundup on everthing, checked soil levels (fine), and planted the seeds. Much to my chagrin, however, the end result was new crabgrass, and a touch of Bermuda.
So, to avoid a repeat of last year? Any suggestions?
One thing I was thinking was that, since it's still not too hot here, I could plant rye (or cool-weather seeds) for the time being, and then seed with Bermuda. My reasoning is that the rye would prevent the crabgrass from growing while giving Bermuda a chance to grow. (Since Bermuda is the more aggressive of the two, I wouldn't see it getting chocked out.)
Am I on to something here, or is this just a waste of time?