Seeding and Fertilizing a Junky Lawn
I've been working my new lawn (originally put down with hydroseed) organically for two summers now. It's green, but not because of a lot of TTTF...I have lots of junk, including assorted weeds and crabgrass.
I'm determined to do a good seeding now, and am looking for some recommendations on what steps to take.
I'm thinking that it will make sense to first fertilize (SBM? Alfalfa? I've used both before), and give it a couple of weeks before seeding. I'm in Central VA, and we're still pretty warm right now. Can I fertilize with either of these and then seed right afterwards?
What about seeding? I have about an acre of grass. Should I have a lawn company do it for me, or do it myself? I seeded in the spring, without much luck, but didn't use a roller. Should I rent one if I do it myself? Or just let a lawn company do it? I have a tractor, of course.
I really want to put time (and some money...what it takes) to get my lawn looking better by this time next year. So what's a good plan? Thanks.