Hey all, We are attempting to get my dad's backyard whipped into shape. It is Tif 419 that was installed about 6 years ago. The yard is half level and half unlevel. He has it sprayed every 6 weeks(don't know what product), but it just doesn't look like I think it could. We mow it at about 2.5 inches every 4-5 days. We water in 20 minute intervals for each zone 3 times per night, one day per week. So each zone on Friday night is getting a total of 60 minutes of water. The problem is, is the grass is very "stemmy," for lack of a better term. If you walk on it after it has been mowed you will leave behind a trail of dead grass stems (see pic below.) It is also not very green although you can't tell in the pics. I have decided that we need a couple of things: 1.) Topdress the soil (what is the best method of doing this?) 2.) all of the nurseries around here say to use Southwest Green Maker 3.) Go from a cut of 2.5" to 1" (with a rotary mower, yes we'd like to have a reel, but it's not going to happen right now.) Does this sound about right? Is there something I'm missing?