It ain't a yard, it's weeds.
April 14, 2011 11:48 AM Subscribe
What is the best thing to do about all the weeds in my yard? There's hardly any grass remaining.
posted by rahnefan to home & garden (6 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
It is Spring as you know. I live in the Southeastern US. Total yard is about one acre. I have almost nothing but weeds in the front yard, with exception to one side where gradually the neighbor's centipede (or is it bermuda?) has crept in a bit. The back yard is all weeds with exception to some mossy areas I don't mind. Moss is good. Except the back yard is not a yard, it is a steep hill (going up, not down).
The family and I react strongly to pollen and allergens also and I think controlling these weeds may help.
We have a little of everything probably...crabgrass, clover, a weed with a violet little bloom on it, chickweed, I don't even know what all is out there.
If I'm lucky I have one day a week to work outside. That is an important factor. If it rains or if a kid is sick or something else calls me away, no yardwork for a week.
Kill it all and put down sod? Kill it all and put down seed? Wait til Fall? There is too much info about this online, and much of it is conflicting.