This house was just built July 2008. The first summer we layed down seed just on the outer part surrounding the house (approximately a half acre), and then mowed the rest of the 'hay field' (really was a hay field) in hopes that after continuous mowing it would turn to grass. Attached you'll see what it looks like now. I have applied fertilizer once in the fall of 2008, and then again last spring (2009). I put down weed and feed. This year, so far I haven't been able to put down any fertilizer since it says the grass should be 'wet' when I put it down, and I've been gone just about every time after it has rained. I've heard you can turn on the sprinklers then put the fertilizer down after that, but with what we have mowed right now (the part we spread seed down, and the part that we mowed that was hayfield, that is almost 2 acres so almost impossible with the time I have. Few questions I have: --what's the proper fertilizer treatment from year to year in a lawn this young? --can i keep on mowing the 'hayfield' part in hopes that it will eventually all turn to grass? --does my lawn look like it needs nitrogen? it looked good about a month ago but since has turned brown. --as you can see i have a substantial dandelion problem, as well as clover growing in spots all over the yard. what's a good treatment for that? --additionally, when spraying, do i need to be careful of trees that were planted last year? I think that's about all the questions I have for now. I'm a newbie for sure....and new to this site. I appreciate any feedback. Thanks!