Ok I have to admit, up until now I have done very little serious lawncare! As a result my lawn looks it, a little grass here, some clover there, bald patches, crabcrass, dandelions, and vaious other things make up my semifull green lawn. All I have ever done is mow it (ejecting cut grass back onto it) and gone. I'd like your advice for continuing to improve my lawn here in sunny Georgia. So far this year for the first time I put pre emergence weed killer(no fertilizer)on with a rotary spreader. I was advised this by a home depot guy who said it was too early march 1st for ANY fertilizer, as the grass was still brown and dormant. I let that sit on there for 4 weeks. Then in early April, the grass began to fill in green, I then put down a vigoro weed and feed by drop speader. Now I have begun light watering every other day, but wonder just how much watering is needed? I don't want to jack up my water bill. I also want to start to plant seed to fill in the balding areas, but need tips on this. I choose a big bag of supposed self repairing fescue grass seed. But now wonder if I should try bermuda instead as most of my grasss seems to brown up in the winter months, I hear fescue is green year round, which might look funny if the rest of my lawn in brown. Centipede seems waaaaay too expensive to even try! Anyway any tips would be greatly appeciated to improve my novice lawn. I also bought a new Snapper rear engine rider this year, so the new grass will have to eventually stand up to that, I wonder if I should avoid riding across the newly establised grass areas for a good while? Last question, is it too late to plant grass now (early spring) or should I wait until summers end (early fall)? The lady at walmart said to wait becuase my 1 month old time released fertilizer may hurt new grass. And said a special starter fertilizer may be better. However I won't be putting down more fertilizer until I know how often I should. Thanks again for any help and suggestions.