Posted: 31/05/2015 at 18:14
Same dilemma as me a few years back Ritchie
i wanted a first class lawn. Finest seed. Mowed every other day...tried to.....top dressed, hands and knees pulling out the weeds...not many....and the odd rogue grass. Plus all the other maintenance jobs.
My soil, esp in front garden, is very free draining so lawn needed a lot of water. And a lot of feeding. The close mown lawn though lacked rich green at times and fhe workload was heavy
I may post a picture of my lawn....just been cut....but it is now a little longer with any reseeding done with dwarf rye. It feels and looks pretty good I think...well, people say so.
my advice would be to go for a decent lawn seed mix but not a fine seed one. However, treat it as though it is a first class lawn. Mow twice a week in summer. Feed twice ....once in spring and once in mkd summer. The autumn feed I feel is unnecessary. Mow with blades set mid way..not too short but not too long. Rake, aerate,,spike and top dress in sutumn. Apply nematodes for leatherjackets