Lawn Woes in Texas
(posting this in the Lawn Care forum and now posting in this forum also as it looks more relevant with my situation).
I sowed grass in my backyard for creating a lawn this year but due to watering restrictions, the grass could not spread properly. Now, its an untidy, piece of land with grass in uneven patches and lots of weeds.
I am thinking of starting all over again as below :
1) Using some chemical to kill all and clear the land.
2) Planting grass patches instead of sowing as earlier. (to yield quicker, denser carpet in less time & less weeds). However, I could also go for sowing if it can yield a turf by next summer. No idea about sowing time though.
3) Keeping 1/4 of backyard in a corner for children playing using an artificial turf (fire ants are a hazard in the grass here in summers).
4) I would prefer the soft carpet of Xoysia instead of the Bermuda that I sowed earlier. I have also heard that it needs less water, as well as more softer and greener turf. I hope its not too costly.
Please share your experiences if you faced similar problem during lawn creation.
Thnx and Regards.
(p.s. I am near the Austin area)