Hello and thanks for reading first off.
Now the problem.... my back lawn. My back lawn grows some serious killer weeds. It has lots of nettles and both of these...
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It's also in pretty bad shape. It's got some dirt patches as well as the aforementioned weeds (give or take another weed type as well). It doesnt seem like I could just weed it and plant grass over it either. It just looks too bad.
I wanted to just do something simple and plant Rye Grass (The PH I took last year was pretty normal across the board, I live in Pittsburgh so it gets hot in the summer and cool/cold in fall and winter). The backyard gets A LOT of sun.
So my questions are as follows....
Would I need to aerate my lawn completely to be rid of all these weeds? (They are EVERYWHERE!)
What weeds are those?
Is Rye Grass a good choice? I want simple, easy, and cost effective. It doesnt need to be an award winning lawn. I just want nice grass for the kids to play on.
Will it be ok to start this process within the week? It's spring time and the weather is just starting to get nice (frosts are over) and were getting lots of rain.
How can I keep these weeds down? Is there a special type of grass feed that will kill weeds?
Thank you very much!