New Home Owner, Front Lawn looks terrible

TaekwonVOctober 31, 2013

Hello everyone. I'm a new home owner and would really appreciate any advice you guys can give me. I currently live in Northern Virginia. I've done some research and understand how to maintain a great lawn, but have no idea how to revive it from its current poor condition. Is my lawn salvageable?

I moved in August and the front lawn was mostly crabgrass and weeds at the time. I unfortunately I used weed-b-gone during one of the hottest weeks and it basically killed where ever I sprayed. (I used it in random areas, not the whole lawn). I have not done any other treatment besides the occasional watering. Fast forward to now and as you can see in the picture, most of whats left is dead crab grass and weeds. I understand it is late in the lawncare season but what steps can I take now and next few months to ensure my lawn is in better shape next year?

This post was edited by TaekwonV on Thu, Oct 31, 13 at 10:08

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TaekwonV

Here are a few more pictures. There are random patches of green grass which was my half ass attempt at overseeding. In hindsight I guess I should have went all out and did the whole yard.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 10:04AM
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TaekwonV

Close up image

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 10:05AM
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TaekwonV

Side of house which looks decent.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 10:06AM
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TaekwonV

I found this old topic about winter overseeding on the forums... is this viable in my situation and location (Northern Virginia).

Here is a link that might be useful: Winter Overseeding

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 10:10AM
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dchall_san_antonio(8 San Antonio)

What kind of grass do you have?
How have you been watering (frequency and duration)?
How high/low have you been mowing?
Have you fertilized? if so, with what and when.
How cold is it getting at night?

    Bookmark   November 1, 2013 at 9:22PM
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