My wife likes yard work also, as long as I’m the one doing itRottenApple wrote: ↑Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:31 pm.The Annoyed Man wrote: ↑Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:47 pmI confess that I am at a loss regarding lawn care issues ever since we moved back in 2017, and I could sure use some suggestions.
When we first moved to this house, our front lawn wasn’t perfect, but it was respectably good. Today, 2 years later, it is shot through with all manner of weeds; the St Augustine is faring poorly; and moles have turned it into a high risk place to walk. We have a what I would call a large front lawn, and I mean that nearly the whole thing has become treacherous footing. My wife is very unhappy with the way it looks (I confess more so than I am), and because she's not happy with it, I'm not happy.....if you know what I mean.
We water regularly as needed, and are careful not to over-water, so that’s not really an issue. I can no longer afford a gardener or lawn care service....not that the service I used to have (TruGreen) was worth a cup of warm spit....and so I’m curious to know what you do-it-yourselfers who take pride in your lawns do to keep it looking nice.
I'm willing to put in the sweat equity, but I don’t even know where to start...although it makes sense to me to start by killing off weeds and moles. What do you guys suggest?
I leave it to my wife. She likes yard work. I don't.
Really though, if you want an organic lawn, look up the “Dirt Doctor “. It took a couple of years to get in shape but pretty low maintenance now