Mixed lawn? May be asking the impossible...
I'm going to be moving shortly to a house in zone 9 that has a biggish front and back LAWN. Having gotten rid of my lawn here several years ago, I'm not really sure what to do with the green stuff. Removing it right away isn't an option--too much to do overall & I think some family members are in favor of a stretch of green somewhere.
Anyway, I read a while ago that older, pre-weed-killer lawns used to have more of a mix of seeds & I was wondering if it would be possible to find out more about what they were and, maybe, to add some to the existing lawn, sort of mixed in, to keep it more interesting (seriously; not in favor of grass, but I'm going to be the one tending it, so I'd better find some scrap of fondness for it). Anyway, I was wondering: Anything small, pretty, sturdy, and willing to duke it out with grass? Seeds I can scatter?
I hope to be using a push-mower & not chopping super-short, and it won't be high-traffic.
Also, while the back yard has a bumper crop of dandelions, the front has been treated with Roundup at some point in the not-too-distant past (months? I am not sure), and I don't know how long that lasts or what it will do to anything else I might *attempt* to mix in.
Also, I confess, I have no idea what sort of grass it is. I can link to a picture if anyone thinks it will help. It just looks like "standard city grass" to me.