what to do next?
Hello lawn gurus. We purchased a foreclosed home almost a year ago. 2yrs old. We have uber hard clay and no topsoil was added after construction. The lawn was very spotty with tons of weeds when we moved in. Last year we went the weed and feed route suggested by our lawn company. This year we started with not much lawn and few weeds. We made an incorrect decision at first to fight weeds instead of growing grass.
This spring our goal was to improve the clay enough then oversees. Well, we have had severe drought and water restrictions so planting grass has not been an option but hopefully will be next month.
We started with a light application of Milogranite, 1/4 recommended amount. After 2 rains we applied chicken manure, again about 1/4 recommended dose. A month ago we used a light dose of Scott's Organic Choice. I have been lightly sprinkling compost over the really bad spots and resprinkling as it dissapears. Last night I applied 100# of rabbit feed. I have a 1/4 acre lot so again, a light dose.
We've been applying everything lightly due to the lack of rain. Basically, I'm not putting anything on the lawn unless I'm certain of some rain to help it breakdown and stay put.
My soil is much improved but a long way from good. I'm not interested in a soil test yet as my goal at this point is simply being able to work the soil without a pick axe. The lawn I do have looks great right now. I have no thatch and I am finding worms! We have some rain in the forecast for next week. What is my next move to improve the soil until I can overseed?