Getting overrun and losing the weed war
I'm desperate for help here!!!
We moved in a little over a year ago and inherited a nice St Augustine lawn, which lasted until December when the sprinklers went out and watering wasn't done well for about a month. The sprinklers were fixed, but since then weeds have slowly overtaken the side and back yards and have finally made it to the front. I've tried turf builder and weed control at the home depot guy's recommendation, but that doesn't seem to have done anything except encouraged the weeds.
It seems like every type of weed is there:
chickweed (moving very quckly)
dollarweed (EVERYWHERE in the shade)
something that looks like prickly lettuce
Can this be salvaged? The existing grass still looks good in a lot of areas. I'm ready to try anything, any ideas??
I've attached pictures of some rough areas and I can add any that might help.