Complete yard disaster
This is my first time posting and I could use some serious help! Basically, all of the grass in our 4500 sq. ft. yard has been killed (not intentionally) and all we are left with are weeds. Should we be putting fertilizer down or weed control now in order to get the yard ready for spring? I'm pretty sure that we will have to put sod down in the spring, but I want to make sure that the yard is ready and healthy to do so. We originally had bermuda grass. Also, would putting newspaper and mulch help kill the rest of the existing weeds or is that not a good idea now? We also had 3 trees cut down by a lawn company and it doesn't look like they killed the stump, so now we have dozens of crape myrtle saplings sprouting all over our yard now. Any suggestions on how to kill those would also be helpful! Basically, our poor yard is a nightmare.