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Starting over - Years later (still with no lawn), help!

Posted by grassless_in_greeley Zone 5 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 18, 13 at 7:57

Tried to sow wildflowers and reaped disaster on the ground 'round the house. We're in the land of rocks and stone uphill from the scenic upper Delaware in Pike County. I want to eradicate what's there (weeds and the stray mixed wildflowers that sprouted), and put in some hardy grass that won't require lots of water. Please chime in with any suggestions. As must be obvious, I know nothing about any of this. Thanks!

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RE: Starting over - Years later (still with no lawn), help!

So you wanted wildflowers but now you're going to try for lawn? Obviously the lawn will be a lot more work..... would you consider just mowing the weeds and such that you have now and calling it done?
If you mow once about late July you will encourage early wildflowers, discourage bushes and trees, and spread the seed of whatever grasses have bloomed and set seed. Cut once or twice again in the fall to neaten it up for winter. I don't like goldenrod, so the later mowings will help control that.

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