Gone a month, lawn overgrown: how to fix it?
I had to leave home for a month this summer, just a few months after seeding the yard around new construction. The housesitter neglected the yard and didn't mow it the entire time.
Now my yard is littered with three-foot-tall, red-stemmed, wheat-like grass that has aggressive stolons and is taking over. I haven't been able to identify this grass to determine if it is a week that needs addressing.
If I had to guess, I would say that it is annual ryegrass, and that I should just let it grow all over the place and reseed with fescue and bluegrass in a month. What should I do?