I'm looking for opinions on which type of seed to use in my lawn project. It says my zone is 4 which i wouldn't say -30F has been seen here in some time. I've read where our avg winter temps hover around 0-+10F. Zip code is 12803.
Here's my situation. I don't have a sprinkler system and my roughly 12,000 sqft yard is full sun. My soil is sandy and I have a lot of quack grass and crabgrass in one area and mainly weeds in another. Earlier this Spring I had 10 yds of soil/compost mixture delivered and spread in my side yard and seeded with mainly perennial rye which has burnt in a couple spots but filled out with mainly quack grass. It took off great with lots of watering but in no time the QG and CG came in. My back yard was reseeded last fall and I tilled in 20 yds of the mixture. My front yard is the only halfway decent looking area and despite 2 applications of Scotts w/ CG preventer it still managed to pop up in various areas along with a few clumps of tall fescue that always pop up in summer.
My goal is to reseed at least a portion of my yard, leaning towards the back yard and concentrate on other areas next year. I'm not around during the day to move sprinklers around.
I was thinking about a low maintenance tall fescue if there is one. obviously I can water and get the seed going. I mow high at about 3-4" unless it's the areas where the weeds have already choked the grass out. I don't think i have the ability maintenance wise to have bluegrass.
Thoughts and opinions please.
Also should I RoundUp the areas where I'll be renovating or do I face the risk of that QG/CG coming back next year?
This post was edited by extremez on Tue, Jul 30, 13 at 21:46