Here’s a typical plan of action I have been recommending for my clients to begin an organic sustainable lawn care program.
Step One: Start with a Soil Test. “one size” definitely does NOT fit all lawns. A soil test lets you know what you are starting with and what you need for a specific location, soil type and plants.
Step Two: Heavy Rack or Aerate Lawn. Loosen up the soil and grass. Compacted soil is a breeding ground for broadleaf invasive.
Step Three: Spread Compost 1/4 of compost or a compost tea.
Step Four: Overseed and follow results of soil test. The soil test will advise on organic fertilizers and pH amendments.