If i were to want to fix a lawn, how should i go about it? This is something thay may or may not happen, depending on the customer, so it is totally for knowledge right now. The lawn is rather patchy and shaded. What seed would you use? Second, i seed the yard, but do i do anything else or before that to prep the soil? What is the accepted or functional thing to do? Do i fertalize and aerate, or just one or the other? The big question is, when do i do this? Does it depend on the type of grass seed being used? Granted i want to do this as organicly as possibel, soooooo, I thought i should ask all of you.