Help with overseeing a lawn

misterpatrick(4)August 8, 2011

Hello all,

we purchased a house the past spring. The previous owner kind of neglected things for the past ten years so the lawn is not in great shape. Lots of creeping charlie etc in parts, crap grass just exploded in the sunny parts. A spectacular lawn is not high on our priority list, but we'd like to have an ok lawn. I sprayed the crap grass with Bayer weed stuff which seems to have killed a bunch of it and I was going to use a preventative in the spring. I was thinking about over-seeing this September but wanted to know if that's a good idea for my situation and what I actually need to prep the lawn.

The seed I am looking at is:

http://www.seedland.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=Seedland&Product_Code=KBG-ELITE-25&Category_Code=BG

That looks like a nice mix, but I really don't know enough other than what I've read here. Thoughts on this or alternatives?

Our property is .6 acres but I'm not sure how much lawn I have. We have the house and a chunk of woods. I have several large oaks and a black walnut so the lawn is a mix of some sun and then lots of dappled sun.

I know nothing about lawn care so please keep that in mind, I lived in a loft for the past 15 years so grass wasn't a big concern.

Parts of the lawn will be turned into prairie once we figure out our design plan and the veggie garden will be growing a bit this fall as well, but that still leaves us with a bunch of grass to deal with.

Thanks for any pointers!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
misterpatrick(4)

I just noticed that my title is missing a 'd'. It should be "overseeing" not "overseeing". Thanks!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2011 at 5:55PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Lawn vs. Dogs
I'm dogsitting for the next year. It's the first time...
zone7patti (7b)
Need help with grass type for southern CA
My lawn went bad last summer...bare spots, brown, etc....
mschug
Need help with my grass
Each year my grass is having more dead spots and brown...
jbpadgett09
Beneficial Nemotodes or Milky Spore?
I have an awful problem with slugs every spring, lasy...
lisaw2015
Need advice on stopping water flooding sidewalk
So I bought my house a couple of years ago, have had...
dafts
Sponsored Products
Aubusson Night Rug 9'6 x 13'6" - BLACK
$1,799.00 | Horchow
Marcy ECO Iron Hex Dumbbell - IV-2015
$24.99 | Hayneedle
Amerock Inspirations 3-inch Oil Rubbed Bronze Pulls (Pack of 5)
Overstock.com
Roma Outdoor Lounge Chair Cushions, Patio Furniture
$430.00 | FRONTGATE
Hayden Runner 2'3" x 8' - IVORY
$829.00 | Horchow
Dura-Trel Oxford 5.5-ft. Vinyl Corner Trellis - 11175
$119.99 | Hayneedle
Chocolate Woven Blackout Panel - Set of Two
$24.99 | zulily
Calhoun Leather Corner Sectional (3 piece) - Brighton Sunset Orange
Joybird Furniture
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™