I screwed up my lawn earlier this summer, and i would like to make it nice for upcoming summer.
I am in NYC, little neck area, with a front lawn size of about 13 x 100, and a backyard size of about 30 x 15. They get pretty good sunshine, and some times pedestrians will walk on my front lawn when they pass by since its quite long. :manmad:
I plan on reseeding this becuase it was never good. I sprayed round up on some remaining grass/weeds on Sept 9 and will try to level it with some top soil next weekend (it is uneven level now). Once that is done (i want to put Scotts EZ Seed on the bare soil nx weekend as well.
Q1) If i am going to use Scotts EZ Seed (10 lbs bag from Home Depot), the advertisement says I dont need fertiizer - is that true?
Q2) And, I know some people put some hay on top of the seed - is this neccessary?
The frontyard was screwed a couple of months ago , and now it has weeds all over the grass. I would say the grass to weed ratio is about 50:50. I sprayed Scotts Weed/Feed last week (The ones that attach to water hose) - but i still see some weeds around. My plan is, if i still see the weeds next weeked - i will manually take them out myself. I already bought a power dethatcher from Home Depot (Green Works dethatcher) to remove dead grass. The front lawn has 1 semi-barespots at the corner - as thats when most people "step" on my lawn :manmad: becuase I live in the corner of the street.
Q1) This is going to be my steps - please let me know if its in wrong order.
a) mow the grass to as low as possible.
b) use the power dethatcher to get rid of deadgrass with the leaf rake afterwards.
c) Use some method to aerate (manual by tool) for a size of 13 x 100 - is that consider small or medium? I am thinking of doing it manually - but never done it before, i dont know if this will take a long time or not.
d) Then put down another EZ Seed 10 lbs bag again + whatever that was remaining from backyard using hand toss method.
e) water alot after EZ Seed and for next 2 weeks.
Q2) I dont know if i still need fertizier with EZ Seed. The reason why i went with EZ Seed, is becuase of the cost. It seems to be lower priced than buying fertilizer + seed seperately.
Q3) Do i still need to put any top foil after I put the Seed? There will be
Q4) Becuase i know some one will walk/step on my lawn (at the corner, and towards the 1-2 feet adjacent to side walk) does it make sense to put High Traffic Grass Seed just for that 3 ft x 100 ft and the remaining 10 x 100 with EZ Seed? What are some High Traffic Seed Mix sold by Home Depot?
Side question) I want to buy some brown color "Rocks" to surround the small bushes that i have on teh ground - but i cannot find them in HD - where/how much am i expecting to use these brown rocks?