I have moved to a property where the lawn has not been cut for (according to neighbours) 2 years, and the grasses are now about 2 feet high with seeds. I would like some advice about which ones to keep and which ones to remove.
This one seems the easiest place to start:
It is very thick and coarse and has tough seeds which do not fall off easily. After cutting it grows back very quickly. The cut patches seem to be raised above the surrounding areas.
This is what it looks like a few days after cutting:
I guess I should remove these (dig them out)? They appear in small clumps all over the lawn.
This one is finer, though almost as tall as the coarse one, and the seeds are quite soft and fall off easily:
After cutting, they seem a bit coarse but do not seem unpleasant. So should I save these and maybe harvest the seeds to sow on the bare/thin patches ?
And then there is this one, which is very fine and about half the height of the other two:
I'm guessing that this is the "best" lawn grass, as it is so fine and wispy, so should I save these and harvest the seeds for sowing ?
I estimate that there is about 10% of the first one, 60% of the 2nd one, and 30% of the 3rd one.
If I harvest the 2nd and 3rd one for sowing the bare/thin patches, should I use a mixture of them, or maybe just stick with the 3rd one?