Where do I start? Overrun with weeds and no experience.
Ok, hereÂs the deal. I have no idea what IÂm doing. I have tried looking online to find the best way to approach my problem but I am getting too much conflicting information. Now, I have no idea where to start.
Our lawn is overrun with weeds. I donÂt know what to do first and what steps to take in caring for my lawn in the future.
First off, we live in TN and I have no clue what kind of grass we have. We live in a subdivision and I think they put down the cheapest grass they could find. There is little to no turf and the grass seems hard. It is not a desirable place to take your shoes off or roll around in.
I have not put any products on the lawn. IÂm too confusedÂI have never irrigated b/c I didnÂt know I should until reading this checklist and I have no idea when and how.
I would not say that this lawn is established. The sod was laid last Feb. On this note is it possible to seed with a different grass? I think I am showing my ignorance with this questionÂ.
I do not know at what height we mowÂ.suggestions? And I have not completed a soil test.
The entire lawn is overrun with a variety of weeds. The turf seems very thin and I there is a lot of clay and rocks directly under the sod. I do not know what types of weeds are in the lawn. I have taken photos and will try to post them. I know there are dandelions but do not know the others. This is a recurring problem from last year and IÂm afraid at how out of control it is.
I would really like to take an organic approach to fixing this problem or a homemade remedy. Budgets are tight right now and I do not what to run us to the poor house to save our lawn. I do understand some cost may be unavoidable and I am prepared to invest in this matter.
The only thing I have physically tried thus far is hand pulling the weeds. These weeds are so well established I was leaving craters in the lawn. This is not a future option.
I appreciate you taking the time to read this and would love to have a step by step solution. I need to know what to do about the weeds and how to maintain my lawn in the future.
Below are the links to photos....