Hi everyone, So I picked up a lawn that was being treated synthetically by a not so good company, and on top of that, it was being watered every day for 10 minutes/day last year. Mowed 2-2.5" all season as well. So, the result is 2"+ of thatch and a struggling lawn. Now for the remedy.... Aerated, triple. Dethatched....the best that I could. Over seeded the areas that were completely dead and topdressed w/compost. I am going to aerate again in June....I know, not the typical approach, but I want to keep breaking this thatch up. If there wasn't irrigation, I wouldn't be doing it in June. As far as fert, I used a 19-19-19...yes, synthetic....at the .5 rate, and will do so again in June after I aerate again. I may try a bit of ICT in mid July to keep the process going. September will be another aeration, and over seeding. I am also going to try and sell them on a full topdressing then as well. Oh yeah, the soil test.....pH was a bit low, 5.8, so I limed it with a dolomitic lime...the mg was low. SOM was about 5.2% so a little low for my likings. Will have them mulch mowing all summer to help a bit with that. Once I get this thing going, I will be switching to NP, but possibly not until next year. So, have at it, let me know what you all think.