I have about an acre of pasture that I would like to return to a more
natural setting. I think I blew it last year by keeping the grass
short during the growing season (December - June). This enabled the
weeds to stay short and produce a ton of seeds. This year the weeds
sprouted first and it looks like they're blocking out all of the light
for the grass to grow.
My plan was to till the top couple of inches to kill all of the weeds,
or at least expose the soil, so I can spread some grass seed (Fescue
or Rye) and let it take off before the weeds can get a foothold again.
This time I was planning on letting the grass go to seed before
I was planning on doing this in late December because all of the weed
seeds that dropped from last year seemed to have germinated, and it
still gives me plenty of time for the grass to grow with the winter
BTW, I live in central California in the foothills. Minimal frost,
and rain through March-May.
I would appreciate any suggestions or comments to this plan. TIA.