Step by Step How to Guide for dummies?
Is there some comprehensive step by step guide out there which can tell me how to care for my lawn, organically?
I've seen far too many websites to count and of course this and the other lawn forum, and I get tidbits of info from every place. However I think I'm just overwhelmed and confused. Is there a good source for "how to care for your lawn without hiring a professional?"
FWIW - I'm in a drought-prone area that occasionally sees floods (San Antonio) but is currently in a prolonged drought and heat wave (70 days at or over 100F!). I have bermuda in some places and zoysia in others. Also a spot of shadow-turf that's still struggling to fill in. Bermuda was laid July 2008, Zoysia laid March 2009. All looks good for the most part in basic maintenance mode, but I'd like to keep it in good shape.
(oh, and though I will be fully organic, I have cheated with chemicals in some areas that were ALL weeds - the property was neglected for 20+ years so basically a field of weeds and dirt. My organic options weren't working sufficiently so I turned to RoundUp for awhile, but now would prefer to stick with organic. I'm not too worried about weeds in the lawn, the ones I've been attacking are on the perimeter which is still in progress.)