Lawn repair on a budget?
I'm going to shoot this out there and see what feedback comes.
My senior friends lawn is in bad condition. It is mowed and weed wacked regularly, but it has been years since it was given any seed, fertilizer, etc.
I talked to a Kim at the Home Depot about lawns. She said a cheaper way to try to fix the lawn, as opposed to Scotts 3 or 4 stage treatment, is to get the 10/10/10 lawn treatment, and add Epsom Salt. She said it would come out to about $70 total for the lawn. She said the best time is fall or spring.
However, my friend thinks it would need soil testing (such as the $10 tester stick at hardware stores), and a water sprinkler installed. The sprinkler is not possible. This is in New England area of USA.
With this info, how could it be done? Would this really fix the lawn into a near golf-course beauty? The roots are not very deep as is, and the grass easily kicks off the ground (very lacking in top soil.) And lots of clover leaves, weeds, etc.
This friend cannot afford the expensive $300-1000 full stage treatment plans by pros.