Short version- bought a house and the grass was in bad shape. I haven't done much to it, and now it's in worse shape. Moss, weeds, dirt patches, etc...
I just met with the owner of a popular landscape company in our town. Guy seemed to really know his stuff. His conclusion was that my lawn is beyond saving without starting over. He said because of the amount of moss, weeds, and other non-grass issues in my yard, that it's definitely in my best interest to start over. Kill off the lawn, lower the ph with lime, aerify, re-plant, and start over.
When he quoted me a price, I told him there was no way I could afford that. This guy was really cool. When I told him I couldn't afford it, he sat down and wrote me out a step by step plan on what I need to do. He told me that I could totally do this myself if I follow the steps. I'm still skeptical of whether or not I can do it myself, but I'm ambitious enough to try.
Here's what he said to do:
-Get a pump sprayer and "Round Up" my entire lawn. Kill everything. Wait 7 to 8 days after applying.
- Apply Lime
-Rent Aerifier and plug the entire lawn in at least 2 directions
-Seed 6 to 8 lbs. 1000 square foot with a seed high mixed with fescue
- Apply starter fertilizer 1# Nitrogen/1000 square feet
-Water as needed
Do you think this is something a total novice can do and actually grow a good lawn? He said there's no reason why I couldn't have a pretty good looking lawn by August. Advice and suggestions?