Can I hire you guys?
My husband and I moved into a new house with a larger yard....and I think we've inherited the previous owners lack of maintenance.
The only problem with that is - my husband and I want to make the yard look beautiful, yet we're not skilled enough to make it happen!! We tend to 'wing it'
We moved into this house in mid April. At that point, my husband applied fertilizer w/ crab grass preventer. I'm guessing this should've been applied in March.
Anyway.... there's an area next to our driveway that's getting overwhelmed with crab grass. Our neighbor claims its from our other neighbors fertilizer treatments /contamination blowing over into our yard. The area is a TALL light green colored grasses growing - and from what I've tried to research, this is the beginning stages of crab grasses.
We've tried pulling it out.....using sprays to kill it.... but it just comes back and I'm pretty sure its spreading.
Are we SOL? Would this require totally ripping it out and reseeding in the fall? Or is there anything we can do (fertilizer? treatments?) that we can do now and then again in spring?
Our previous house - we paid a guy a lot of money to maintain the yard (and it looked great). This yard is twice as big ....and we just don't want to put that much money into it without giving it our best shot to learn how to take care of things ourselves.