We were just discussing all of this. We are going to get a soil test done next week. I think it will take a couple of weeks to get the results back. I'm sure we will need to amend the soil, so this will be added expense on top of the seed and aerating. Today, we went ahead and sprayed the entire lawn with 2-4-d.
We have decided to overseed just the front lawn this year. Like you said, when we get to the back yard we should be old pros with the process. There is so much to be done to this neglected property. The lawn Reno is just one project of many.