Good afternoon everyone! Well, it's that time of year again! The lawn at the cottage has some bare spots, some clover and some crabgrass. As it's fall and very damp this year I figure it would be a good time to tackle the front yard at least. Here's what I'm thinking of doing and please let me know what you would do differently! 1- Mow grass short 2- Run Ryan core aerator in 2 directions, up/down and then left/right 3- Run Bluebird lawn comber and detatch certain areas focusing more on the areas that have heavy clover or heavy crabgrass 3- Sweep the lawn with a tow behind sweeper to remove freshly fallen pine needles and the thatch that I removed 4- overseed or slitseed? In a previous post someone said that they rented a slitseeder from HD. Were they referring to Home Depot? OR does anyone know where in Ottawa (canada) area I can rent a GOOD slitseeder? Ideally, I would also pass it in 2 directions. 5- Fertilize! BUT-> with WHAT? Scotts Starter fertilzer? Something to kill the broad leaves clover? or something to take care of the crab grass??? Their will be some areas that I will top dress just to level it out. The yard is way too big to top dress the entire thing without a tractor with a loader. Any ideas and suggestions are appreciated!