I am looking for some advice as to where to go next.
Live in Northern Massachusetts. Moved into a new home December. Yard was literally dirt in the spring. I raked, aerated, and overseeded/fertilized the entire lawn. Lawn came in great.
Now the typical end of summer blues are taking over my lawn. I have plantains and dandelions spreading, some crab grass, and a nice big patch of clover. In addition (you can see it in the pictures), part of my lawn is covered in "rust" fungus.
I mow at the highest setting, once a week, and have watered infrequently about to an inch. Lawn looked great, dark green, used Milorganite in early July. I've never used weed killer because I'd like to keep it organic but not sure where to go from here to prep for the fall.
Do I just let it go, aerate, seed and fertilize late fall and deal with the weeds in the spring? If so, what is recommended that is not too harsh?
Should I just blow up the lawn now and grow from scratch this coming fall?
Thanks all! I'm still learning!