I live is Southern Ontario, and purchased my house 2 years ago this month. I work alot so it's been a slow process getting everything set up outside since there was very minimal landscaping done in the first place.
But after this year I've pretty much got all the garden's set up the way I want them and plants some shrubs and trees. My only issues now is my lawn..and weeds.
I realize it's probably too late for this summer, but id like this to be my focus in the spring. I don't actually have much grass it seems. Most of my lawn front and back is either crab grass or clover, sprinkled in with this spreading spongy type of weed and lots of thistle plants. Blah. Whoever lived here before me had a pool and when they removed it and put grass back down I would swear they just put down crab grass, you can actually see where the pool was if you let the grass go for about a week and a half cuz it grows twice as fast in those spots.
So, I have no idea where to start next year. How do I ensure I get a lawn with real grass? What do I need to do? And how on earth do I get rid of these thistle's in the middle of the lawn? I've yanked them out by the roots but by the next week theres 4 others and they aren't all the same type either. They get into my flower beds and even grow on top of the mulch i've laid. I want my lawn and beds to look nice, but when I work 60 hours a week I do not have the time to spend 3 or 4 hours a week yanking out thistles.
Thank you so much in advance for any advice!