I have an acre in N Florida and I thought I'd try to green up my lawn this year. We just moved in last June and had other things to work on, so other than watering and mowing, we didn't do anything with the lawn last year. This is the current situation. For now I'm just working on the front yard. The past owner left an empty bucket of Argentine Bahia, so I laid down another 20 lbs, along with some weed n seed about 3 weeks ago. I also used some topsoil and manure that was left over from some gardening that my wife had done, just to fill in some spots. There are large trees that create almost all day shade in a few areas of the yard. I put down en extra layer of shade-specific mixture in some of those areas. As of now, there are only a couple of spots where the seeds have started to sprout up. It seems that these areas are where there is more shade and lower so it probably stays a little more moist. I'm thinking that I need more topsoil to clean up the rest of the yard. I don't own a truck (yet) so I'm thinking about having a local outfit drop off a bunch and justs spread it myself with a wheelbarrow and rake and shovel. I'm wondering if there's still seed in the ground and just not growing yet, and if I lay down the topsoil, will it start coming in. Or is it safe to say that after that long on the ground, it's either been eaten by birds and critters or otherwise useless, and if so, would it be worth it to put down some more seed? Would pictures help at all? I could take some when I get home this afternoon.