What a wonderful site! Thank you. I'm thrilled to have found you right now. We recently bought this 100 year old house is Seattle and the lawn has been neglected for 14 years. I know when it was maintained, it wasn't done organically. So, does it matter now? Is the soil already tainted?
We literally have lots 10x10 patches entirely covered in dandelion greens, no flowers. We've been using the Weed Hound (LOVE IT, highly recc it), but we have hundreds of square feet to do. I've been recc 2 products-I was going to go buy Scott's Turf Builder 2 Plus (twice a year), but I bet you'll say NO WAY. The other product was Ringer. We are having our wedding in the back yard in mid Sept and would like to have some plan for what to do between now and then. I've read about the PH, and the mowing high and watering....and your recc to some people about Cowpeas and Fescue. We have a young daughter and will likely have another baby...so not using pesticide would be great, but we also are busy and barely have enough time to read let alone spend hours weekly on the lawn....Any suggestions? Thank you.