Overseeded in Fall, weeds in spring, help?
My husband & I moved into our house in spring 2010 and didn't do much to the lawn at all. We are in SE Michigan.
Last fall we decided to overseed because the lawn was very patchy & had a ton of weeds. We aerated the lawn, dethatched and overseeded in September using a KBG, Fescue & Rye grass seed mix. We watered a lot & fertilized too.
Now here we are in March and the grass is still very patchy & we are starting to get a lot of weeds popping up. We can tell what is the new grass because it is much greener than the old grass. We just put down Scott's Turf builder with crabgrass preventer.
Should we put down a broadleaf weed preventer? Since we are in early spring is there a chance that the new grass will fill in and crowd out the weeds? What should we do to kill the weeds that are already growing? When should we put down some fertilizer? We are new to lawn care and are confused as to what we should do. We are planning to overseed again this fall. Any input is appreciated.