I have been doing work around the house with alot of help from people on this board and I appreciate it. I did regrading during the summer and planted grass and now I am going to kill of the wild violets that are taking over every inch of space they can find. After that I plan on planting grass seed in the fall. A couple quick questions on it. Do I need to put straw down? I don't think so but not sure. Do I need to water it all of the time like I did during the summer? When should I look to put the seed down? October, November? I bought seed during the summer and didn't use it all. I am assuming it is still good. Is that correct?