Growing Grass in Atlanta

Along with abandoning apartment life comes lawn maintenance. Since I have the great pleasure of working from a home office, I am also the responsible party for taking care of the lawn, shrubs, flowers, and whatever else is growing around the house. Yesterday I mowed down the grass and realized that I donít even have any grass.

The ëLilyí anomaly exists in both my front and back yards. Instead of beautiful grass, I have lily-looking weeds that encompass everything. These weeds plus an accumulation of moss makes my Atlanta lawn look like crap.

Being from Florida where the grass seemingly grows greener, I canít get the hang of growing Atlanta grass. A few weeks back I looked through Loweís assortment of grass seeds, etc. and realized I didnít even know what kind of grass I had. However, upon further research I realized I have a warped fescue lawn.

Does anyone here have a wonderful Atlanta lawn and cares to share some tips? I canít figure out if I kill all the weeds first, then plant seedsÖ or do both at the same time. Oh and not to completely veer off into another topic but I had recently read in Popular Science there are genetically modified seeds which grow faster over your bald spots in the grass. Anyone heard of that or think it would work with our Atlanta climate?

3 Comments so far

  1. cara (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2005 @ 1:11 pm

    I’m giggling at the thought of you doing yardwork, just seems hilarious to me, not sure why. On a somewhat constructive note, I’m sure you’ve asked Darryl but my cousin Ashley has worked for TruGreen/ChemLawn for several years now and might have some tips, especially since grass is primarily what they deal with.

  2. Jen (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2005 @ 1:43 pm

    Where’s Tony Simon when you need him?

  3. lily (unregistered) on July 24th, 2005 @ 6:15 pm

    i just wanted to comment on the lily anomaly, sorry about that. :)

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