I've been lurking the past couple of weeks, and now I'm going to finally
post and hopefully get some good suggestions from you all.
I just purchased a house that was previously owned by a little old lady
who had nothing else done with her lawn besides mowing for the past
When I first moved in, about a month ago, the lawn was infested with
creeping charlie and some kind of clover (I was told by somebody it was
black medic). Two good dosings of Ortho Weed B Gone Max, and most of
the weeds have indeed been killed, which of course left large barren spots.
I pulled up as much of the dead weeds as I could, and put down some
"quick" patch multch/fertilzer/seed to cover the bare spots until I
decide what to really do with the lawn.
The problem is, as I was putting down the patch, I discovered the lawn
was terribly uneven. It seems to me like it was a garden at one point,
and somebody just through seed on it and let it fill in by itself. The
soil is fairly compacted.
I have some pictures,
The ground of the bare spot on the right is about 2" lower than the
ground on the left... you can also see two kinds of grass. The majority
of the backyard is full of depressions and bumps like this.
General picture of the back yard... freshly mowed, and taken after
about 7 straight days of regular rain. Not much greening going on...
So, my question is: what's my best course of action? Do I RoundUp
the entire back yard, till it up, and reseed? Or is there something
less drastic I can do?
Thanks for you input, and sorry for the long-ish post!