I recently bought a house in Cincinnati. The previous owner had let the lawn become very overgrown, as seen in this picture from November, 2008. Someone else bought the house and ripped out all of the overgrowth, and presumably put down seed and hay sometime in the late fall. Now it's the spring and there is some grass coming up, but lots of bare patches. Below are some pictures. Backyard: Front yard: There is some grass in the front yard, but the back is just a disaster. My question is what do I do now? I know I should go a rake out all of the dead stuff, hay, weeds, leaves, etc..., but what to do after that? What kind of seed would be the best? Fescue?