Originally Posted by Jcl4slc
This yard could easily be fixed in just weeks. When were these pics taken?
Last summer when they bought the house.
Don't mow it when all the other idiots start. How big is this yard(ish answer is fine)? Will you pushmow or use a riding mower? It was mowed way too short last year. Simply letting it grow out and mowing at 4" will do wonders. Be patient on some things and hurry up on others.
Maybe there is an owner near you on this forum who can come give you a one shot squirt this Spring. I heard your budget but this might do all you need to be happy along with proper mowing. Gets back to the lawn size question.