No idea where to start
I am in need of assistance. We have done no lawn care for the past couple of years, other than mowing the lawn. We haven't wanted to use chemicals, but are not familiar with how to care for a lawn without chemicals. Finally, this year, we are committed to learning how to organically care for our weeds and yard overall. Our yard looks awful. It is covered in dandelions, little blue weed flowers, and another type of weed. We also have many bare patches. Now that it is May, what approach should we start with? Do we seed bare patches? Do we aerate? Do we fertilize? We honestly have no idea and would appreciate some help. I don't have a picture at the moment, but I could maybe get one. Most of our lawn is pretty shaded by very large trees. Thank you very much! Also, if anyone knows of where in the Chicago area we can buy the organic supplies, that would be great.