Lawn Restoration Project Insight Needed...
Typical story here that I need help with. About 4 years ago we moved from another house where I spent 10 years finally getting a gorgeous lawn to a new place that is full of weeds and dandelions.
The front (approx 60' x 40') is the worst - we can live with the back and sides of yard, which is good because the back is enormous.
Up to this point we haven't done much but apply some Espoma "Organic" Fertilizer in Spring & Fall. Though the grass is green, the dandelions in the front are seriously out of control. I myself do not mind some, but this is insane.
Don't know where to start other than getting a soil test.
On the one end of the spectrum I could pay someone to pull it all out and start over but I'm hoping it doesn't have to come to this.
My immediate thought is to apply Weed-B-Gone via hose end sprayer to the weeds a few times until they are gone but at that point, I am unsure where I'd go from that point.
If I need to pull them out, my guess is up to 50% of my front yard becomes dirt.
I also have a hunch there's not enough decent top soil in the front yard overall in which case anything would be challenging to grow.
Any initial thoughts and opinions?