Help me get my lawn in shape for summer so my 1-year-old daughter can play on it.
Here's the current situation (yikes):
Located in Milwaukee, WI. We tore out a lot of bushes and small trees and put up the fence when we moved in in August 05. Tried seeding and twice daily watering last year, grass started filling in but then mostly died before winter. Wet weather and dogs has taken care of the rest. The back of the yard has moss growing
, which appears to be impeding the grass growth. How do I get rid of the moss?
My plan is to lay sod in this area:
and seed the rest aggressively. (or, i guess, just sod it all - There is another part of the lawn which is not as bad that I will seed as well.)
Is this the best, quickest, and easiest way to go about this? Any sodding tips? What's the best seed?
Advice and ideas are needed and appreciated.
I know I will have to keep the dogs away from some areas, but please, no "get rid of your dogs"- type suggestions. We bought a house with a backyard specifically for our dogs.