Oh man, this thread is a godsend. I am taking care of my yard myself for the first time, and I have no expertise at all.
Greg just put down weed and feed. The lawn is 70% weeds. They are pretty weeds (not sure what they are - a ground cover of some kind), but he wants them out of there. Was that a mistake?
My friend tells me I need to feed all my plants all the time. Oh my god. Is this true? This is a BIG yard.
I assume I need to stay on top of the weeds pretty much all summer, right? And trim the dead roses and African lilies? Shouldn't all the other trimming wait until fall or winter? I am in northern California, so we don't really get a severe winter.
As you can see, I am sooooo confused. Any help you can offer Jack, of a very basic, no-nothing-at-all variety, would be greatly appreciated.
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