I live in Southeast PA, moved into a new home in Late July and the landscaper rockhounded the yard and seeded using straw for mulch. I put down scotts starter fertilizer and I watered the yard every morning and afternoon trying to keep it moist. It started to grow, got nice and green, grew to about 4 inches, I mowed it back to 3.5 and it got hot, started to turn brown no matter how much water I gave it. I gave up and sent a soil sample to penn state and watched some weeds grow. Deficient in Phosphorous and pH is 6. I'll adjust with lime and superphosphate when I reseed and also add starter fertilizer. I have lots of rocks that are in the 1-2 inche range and some 10+ inchers that are under the surface. So I plan to completely redo the yard now and avoid the headaches later. I plan to dig it up and reseed next weekend. I know it is getting late in the game for a KBG, red fescue, per rye blend but it has been so dry, I have been trying to wait and would rather chance it to frost in November. Anyway, what I need to know is, is this a good plan? Or would I be better off just aerating and reseeding. If you all agree with the rip up plan, can anyone recommend what to use, a Harley rake or rockhound on a skid steer? I know the rockhound supposedly doesn't do so hot with the bigger stuff but I am not too familiar with the workings of a Harley rak. I will be renting the equipment ($400) but I do have someone that knows how to operate the machinery.