complete diy rookie here so sorry if this are silly questions to ask!
re weeds and holes
I have a front garden and when i returned from holiday found about 40+ weeds had grown , many of them large, and they are all in the area closest to the concrete driveway
before this there had been no problem with lawn and it was cut regularly
as i had done with the back garden i set about cutting the weeds out with a small knife(as i prefer not to use weed killer and find it quite theraputic!)
unfortuntely after pulling 20+ weeds up , the area looks like it was attacked by gophers, as there are a large number of visible holes in the grass(as i said the majority of these weeds are large and when the root was cut out the holes measure about 1 inch wide by 1 inch deep)
ive now decided abandon cutting the weeds out( as i dont want more holes) but need advice as to how i can best get rid of the remaining weeds ,have a nice lawn again and get rid of the holes
Q re the remaining weeds/the lawn
Do i leave the lawn for now , just mow it, and put weed killer down later ?
If so , when do i put the weed killer down ?
If I do put weed killer down now, is it going to turn the particular area black and what do i do then?
When do i "reseed" it ?
Q re the weed holes
i assume i need to fill these in ,what do i use to do that ? i have compost for flower bed, can that be used or do i need "top soil "?
i assume i can sprinkle "miracle grow" grass seed in these holes to replace the old grass
apologies if these are daft questions but am very much a garden rookie !