Killing off existing lawn and re-seeding...?
I live in Northern Ohio and am looking to do something dramatic with my front lawn as fall/wet weather approaches.
It is a mess of densely populated crabgrass (I went cheap with Walmart brand pre-emergance herbicide and am paying for it), other weedy plants as well as different species of grass. I am considering the following:
*using a product to kill off most of the existing grass
*aerating (as I am unaware of when it was last done and it's rather compacted)
*seeding heavily and watering when the weather doesn't cooperate
Am I missing anything? Any other steps to include? What type of grass is recommended (gets great sunlight in Ohio).
I hope you'll provide some feedback about whether this is a good way to sort of "hit the reset button" on this troublesome patch of lawn...
Thanks - I look forward to your response!