kniphofia said:Ask yourself what you want from your lawn. Is it really worth all that effort? Why not embrace what you have?
I've been following PlantLife's #NoMowMay on Twitter and it's amazing what a lawn can become, rather than a dull boring green expanse.
But I suppose it depends on what you want your garden space to be.
Bonehead said:I have just pasture grass for lawn, so tons of stuff growing it in that are not necessarily 'turf' - I like the little English daisies, not so happy with the buttercups, but am OK with the clover and dandelions. I agree that just filling in your low spots might be a good first step. I also find that the mowing blade will somewhat shave the high spots down if you don't mind that gawd-awful sound when the blades hit dirt. I've also read that simply feeding your lawn can be helpful - a healthy lawn will crowd out less desirable weeds. My guess is your climate would be good for a fall feeding. You could simply top dress and rake with a good compost mix (filling in some of your dips and perhaps raking down the high spots), or use a commercial grass fertilizer.