My girlfriend and I didn't pay much attention to the lawn when we bought the house. Now that we have it, I look at the neighbors in the "Wysteria Lane" neighborhood and all of their lawns are perfect so naturally I wanted to at least keep up with them. I am learning that I may have a few years to go. The lawn has empty patches from being under leaves and trees and it also has nothing but weeds right now since spring has started. I immediately sprayed Spectracide weed and lawn all over it then I put down a fertilizer but I didn't water it in since I wanted the week killer to kill the weeds first. I did this Sunday March 28th but I wanted to ask if anyone has any better ideas on how to get rid of the weeds. I think it takes about a week for the Spectracide to take effect. Some of the weeds are turning brown but most are still there. The st augustine is still holding on but I would like to get it to look a little niceer. Let me know if any of you have some ideas.