you know, the university has a fine turf program there(GA) and does distance learning programs, so that's a good resource. Most of the management decisions for you will boil down to time and budget of your client. That ranges anywhere from kill and resod, which is about as instant as it gets in the green world, to bringing a lawn around in noticeable increments over a season. Patience and money will be the deciding factor for your clients as far as the road to get there goes. However, I've seen the situation that made it a junk piece to begin with, turn a fine renovation into the same thing in less than a season as well, wasting the $$$ of the reno. Find everything you can and try to find how it applies to your local conditions and in time, you'll grab the skills. Time and perseverance.