Thanks for the remarks. I wish I could find some before pics. I can tell you this, the area you are looking at was rarely cut this summer because there didn't seem to be much to cut. Where there was grass, it seemed lifeless and matted down. After I aerated, overseeded and watered 3x a day for about two weeks, it looks like a different lawn. There is hope for all you who have lawns that your are frustrated with. I am currently patching some areas by the ditch near the road. I spread black dirt, seeded, fertilized and threw some straw over it. I have been watering it regularly. TSC has a nice landscape mix of grass that seems to take well. I had another bag of KY 31 fescue that I wanted to use up and threw it down with it. It does look kind of like patch work because the KY 31 is a lighter green. It still looks thick and green so I really don't care.