After being involved in the landscaping business for over 15 years and owning it myself for two years before closing the doors I finally bought my own house and now I am looking for some help with my own lawn. I was always on the landscaping and mowing crews and never ventured off into the fertilizing/weed control areas of the business even while owning it. My house was a foreclosure and sat on the market for almost a year before we bought it. Whoever the bank had mowing this place cut it so low that everything but grass seems to be growing in it. It doesnt appear that the previous owners did much with the lawn either so I am starting from square two (skipping the round up and reseeding part)... I already have a lot of weeds growing and lots of crabgrass to take care of. I put down Weed and Feed last week and then was going to follow up with the crabgrass control on the next round. I thought the weed and feed would be more beneficial right now since the dandelions are breeding like rabbits in my yard. I guess my next thought to solving my weed and bare spots problem is to hit is with some 24D and then slit seed and see where I stand. I dont have in ground sprinklers and the yard is almost a half of an acre so watering might be done mainly by mother nature. What would be your way to attack this problem?? Here are a couple of pictures take in the fall prior to purchasing. Just imagine more yellow in the lawn now if you want a more up to date picture..