The situation is explained below in terms of my lawn with the question at the end
I recently moved into a new home two years ago and by the looks of the lawn it was low in nitrogen. A little more back story is that I don't think it was ever treated with fertilizer or chemicals as it was weedy, patchy, and overall in disarray.
While I haven't done a soil test I did quite a bit of work to get the weeds out and had a company treat with weed and feed for the past two years. After last summer the grass was still dry at times even with a diligent watering regimen.
I still suspect the lawn is low in nitrogen and I know it's very rocky underneath as I found when planting three trees. The area is newer and it appears much of the soil was taken from a nearby quarry.
Come spring I plan on doing my own lawn maintenance and have done extensive research on seeding, fertilizer, watering, and overall maintenance. All fertilizers I have researched have different claims in regards to when to apply and to what grass, but none really have a good explanation of how to treat lawns with low nitrogen, high clay and rocky soil.
Is there anything else I need to take into consideration in terms of fertilizer, weed and feed, or chemicals that I need to keep in mind when trying to revive my lawn?
What I am already doing
- Will get soil tested
- Have watering plan
- Researching applicable fertilizer