I bought my home last fall, and the lawn was entirely weeds/field vegetation it had never been seeded or sodded. This spring I hired a company to do some landscaping, seeding, and sprinklers. I had signed everything early in May, the company finally started working the beginning of June and finished everything mid June. I live in central Minnesota, just under a quarter of an acre with a slight slope (3-6 degrees max). I have undeveloped grassland behind and on one side of my property, and a house with grass on the other side. Two days after they spread the seed we had a nice downpour that washed pretty much everything away and carved numerous trenches in the dirt of the yard. After that all irrigation would run to the trenches and off to the lowest points of the yard, or off the yard to the neighboring grasslands. At first I didn't know what to expect with the grass germinating, so I let it go for two weeks before calling the contractor when there was barely any grass coming up. They said the seed had washed out, and that they would need to bring in more dirt to fill in the trenches and reseed. I understood that the rain wasn't his fault and expected I would have to pay for the work, and I did. They waited another two weeks before getting to work on the new dirtwork and reseeding (middle of July by now), and the next day another bad storm washed the new seed away. Now I'm sitting on a lawn that is mainly dirt and crabgrass, with a little grass here and there. Before I pay for any more work I wanted to get some other professional opinins on how best to move ahead. Thanks in advance for any tips or advice!