So I decided to do a spring reno (2017, not 2016) on my 2500ish sq ft front yard last year with 100% kentucky bluegrass. Long story short, things were going well, then the weeds came. I sprayed with weed b gone several times but it didn't kill off many of the weeds. In fall things looked better as weeds went dormant. However, this spring things are looking great. Hardly a weed has shown its ugly little stalk, and those that have ive hand weeded. Here are some pics from the reno.
I have what i believe is a powdery mildew problem that has contributed to a thin patch in the lawn. Read an article that said 10% milk/water solution may be a successful treatment, so i applied some today. Will post any progress.
It might be hard to tell from the pic but im battling 4 issues: 1) the area wahes our easily since it's on a hill, making seeding difficult. 2) its shady 3) powdery mildew damaged some of the good growth i had this spring 4) tree roots/grass competition? Im thinking about just watering that area like crazy to get the grass to spread, but it might promote more PM. Thoughts?
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