The weeds are winning the battle – but I think not the war.
You’ll notice there is a huge difference between the areas where we successfully sowed grass seed – both last fall and this spring – compared to the areas nearest the house which is still mostly bare ground.
The weeds are doing very well in those close-in battlegrounds. But where there is good, strong grass growth the weeds are fewer. They’re definitely not gone – and probably never will be, but weakened. I’ve been mowing , with the mower set as high as it will go: 4”. The weeds get their heads cut off which weakens them, but the grass I’ve sowed is barely touched. And not having the taller weeds shading them out means the grasses I want can grow better, keeping the weeds even fewer.
This is all a huge learning curve for me. It is so gratifying to see things working the way they are supposed to.