I have two relatively unrelated seeding questions. I consider myself a green thumb, but it always seems greener when I ask those more experienced. 1st one is for a new customer: Just picked up this customer. He helped a "friend-of-a-friend" with his new hydroseed biz and had his lawn seeded last year. From the little I know, it sounds like the guy should have made a follow-up overseeding visit. He didn't. He's asked me to mow down the jungle (which I now have him on a bi weekly contract). He has some decent established grass, but quite a few holes that have filled in with all sorts of weeds. I don't know the exact KBG mix that was used, but he has plenty of holes that I think overseeding should still blend well. Here is the question (as I have never done overseeding in a lawn): What steps should I take? Should I spray to kill all of the weeds and apply a fert first and then aplly seed when most of the weeds are gone? Or, should I mow it low, overseed, and then address the weeds later? Also, when overseeding, should I run over the patches with a rake before seeding, and how long should I wait to mow again? Any advice would be great! 2nd question: This is for my own yard. I fall into that category of "the cobbler's children have no shoes." My yard is far from a thing of beauty. After living here 4 years, I think its time to change that. My incredibly buggy, over-watering, over-fertilizing neighbor who mows his lawn twice a week for fun will be happier too (an unfortunate side effect). Obviously I spend my days mowing lawns and so spending many more hours on my own is not a happy thought. I am also somewhat of an experimentalist and also a penny pinching tree-hugger (aka if it saves me money and is more effecient as well as bio friendly, I'm all ears). I am putting in a new lawn area that is oval shaped and roughly 55' by 25'. I have seen catalogs touting different seed mixes meant to be waterwise and low maintenance. Has anyone had experience with these? Any recommendations for maybe something slightly out of the ordinary for a KBG jungle neighborhood here in SLC, UT? I have attached two links to the grasses I saw in a catalog: http://www.highcountrygardens.com/catalog/product/S0035/ http://www.highcountrygardens.com/catalog/product/52000/ http://www.highcountrygardens.com/catalog/product/S0035/ Thanks for you help!