We got good deal on 2 acres in Cookeville Tn and have built a house. My contractor's brother has a landscaping service (doesn't specialize in mowing ect) and did the our yard. He used a Harley rake to prep the soil although it is very much clay comprised, there was some top soil but we had to do so much grading and land work it all but disappeared. It has been about 3 1/2 months since seeding fescue and our yard is pretty much horrible, the back is a slope so in heavy rains water runs around the house and has created bad erosion. The seeds sprouted after about 2-3 weeks and had some initial growth but quickly stalled. It hasn't provided enough ground cover and now my yard is extremely pitted/channeled as you can see in the pictures. I'm afraid its to the point where fertilizing and overseeding this Fall would only help at growing a bumpy mess of a yard. I have spoken with the contractor and explained that I didn't feel that the effort they put forth and their approach has produced a sufficient "base" for my yard. We have a 1 yr warranty and I believe he is going to work with us to make it right. He is coming over next week with more of a lawn specialist to discuss options. I would like to get everyone's input here to see what I should expect as well as to avoid being led down the wrong path. What I plan to propose to him is that he provide all the labor and materials that have already been paid by myself in the first attempt. I will offer to pay any additional expenses not encountered initially such as fertilizer, top soil ect... Their initial try was basically raking, seeding and blowing hay. So what are your thoughts. The front yard has more of a gentle slope where the back is pretty severe in spots. The pictures only show parts of the yard but give an idea of what I have to work with. The one picture was right before seeding. THANKS!