Originally Posted by recycledsole
Here is a picture of the lawn
its on a steep hill, in the city, with a lot of shade
I may be wrong but it sure looks like you have some brown patch going on in that photo. Above advice is good, although if you look hard enough it IS possible to get great results organically. Again, I would consult phasthound for advice. Stick to your guns and don't give in to the non organic way.