I have 2 lawns that I just picked up that are in poor shape. Both houses are about 2-3 yrs old so the lawn is what the contractor originally put in. The problem is not bare spots, but the lawn seems like its all matted down and doesnt seem like its growing. Its a real light green or yellow color and maybe about %20 of the lawn seems like its growing straight up. It's kinda weird because theres a number of houses in this new neighborhood that seem to have the same problem. Just wondering if you guys see this a lot and what you normally do. I know sometimes new houses will have top soil put in if nothing can grow. I figured I would try and dethatch this guys lawn and then put fertilizer and hope that boosts the growth. Recommendations??