The property is roughly 4k sqft of grass. It is extremely patchy and has a lot of crabgrass. The client has added sand in areas and thrown seed ontop trying to get grass to grow in July. Ive told them to watch until September/October and just let us do it correctly. They currently do not have sprinklers so I am also trying to convince them to get them installed. Is there any suggestions to get this done without breaking their wallets? I know they wont pay for a sod install. Process: Should we just mow it @ 1". Dethatch / Aerate. Add top soil to level some areas. Cut out the areas where they added sand and then add top soil / compost mix Overseed Then apply a pre emergent in March next season? Area: New York / Long Island Prices will be helpful too!