DJK....I see your just down the street from me. Thanks for the compliment!
Barefoot....Thanks for the 2% info. That's what I'll do. The front yard has actually filled in since I posted that last pic. Very few bare areas now... it just needs a season to fill in.
This spring I have a 41,000 sqft area in the back that I will be renovating like I did the front. Little larger area but at least it is semi-level ground. Still undecided whether I'm going to plant bermuda or blue grass. I prefer the looks of the blue grass over the bermuda but I haven't forgotten about the drought we were in a couple years ago. Might be a game time decision