I'm a homeowner in south eastern Indiana wanting to fix up my lawn, but I've got a few different problems. We built our house 2.5 years ago, and since then the lawn hasn't really done much. We also had a bad drought last year that didn't help The part of the yard is question is about an acre, maybe an acre and a half. Prior to building, it was a field. The grass grows up pretty spotty (it looks very similar to DWhite's yard in this pic http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php?p=2180208&postcount=13). I know the soil isn't very good (a lot of clay). I'm thinking about just going out this weekend with a seed spreader and going over the yard as much as I can. Our property is also very flat (kind of depressed in some areas), so right now it is really soggy. I know ideally I'd bring in some good top soil and compost, but with this much yard, its just not feasible, or in the budget. Would I just be wasting my time/money by doing this? I'm going to use a spreader that you wear over your shoulder, as a push type would just bog down in the mud and get stuck (and put little ruts all through the yard). I'm thinking about using some Kentucky 31 Tall Fescue that Tractor Supply sells. I should add, I'm not looking for a beautiful manicured lawn. Just one that is more grass than dirt would be a good start. Thanks for any help/advice!