Okay guys I need some help. I live in the NY area and recently (last week of May) had some yard work done. I have about 2 acres in the back and the very back had some drainage issues so I had an excavator come in and straighten it out. Now the problem is that prior to this 3/4 of my property was magazine worthy, great grass, completely weed free, thick and green. Now after this, the excavator tore up a pretty good amount, more than half, by adding fill and tracking his machines back and forth. The last week of May we got some quality seed from Agway and planted about 2 50lb bags. It was new top soil so it was planted, starter fertilize and then straw on top of it. Well its now 4 weeks later and all I have is weeds and the yard looks terrible, needless to say the wife is on my @ss as well. The questions I have, is that I assume that if it hasn't germinated by now, it probably won't? How do I attack this now, being in the middle of the heat I know its now the worst time to plant any new seed? Should I: 1. Hit it with another round of starter fertilizer now and see if it sparks some growth? Or is it just too hot? 2. Rent a detather and get all the remaining straw up and let it be? 3. Wait until fall and rent a core aerator, seed the area again and then go over it with a roller? 4. Rent a slit seeder and go over the entire area with that? Can I do this now or do I have to wait until fall? 5. What do I do with all the weeds? Can I wait until some new seed germinates and then go about my normal weeding program to deal with them? I really do not want to tear up this whole area again, any advice to get my show room lawn back would be appreciated. Please some advice guys!