Well my lawn is officially DEAD.. We have has maybe a .5 inches of rain in the last 6 weeks.. Lawn went from nice and green to completely dead in about 50% of the yard.. I tried watering but after i got my last 200 dollar water bill and seeing no results i finally gave up on that.. I am basically just wanting to get it ready for this fall to reseed. Here is north Carolina we have very hard clay soil.. I herd putting down alot of lime loosens it up.. Father in law also bought an areator.. i thought about running it over about 10 times till it loosens up the soil.. what do you guys think? The neighbor above me that ownes a lawn business says that i should areate it real good and get some top soil and sprinkle it on the top as best i can to get some good soil in the yard... what do you guys think?