I think you guys might remember me. I posted last week or 2 weeks ago (i forget so easily) about my newly sodded lawn and how concerned I was about the shrooms and dying patches. well, those dying patches are everywhere now and big patches. I think about 30% of my yard is dead, the shroom are still there and more of them now and it's not looking good. I have not watered it at all in a week because it's been raining so much but in the last 2 days we've had zero rain so i went back there to take a look and see if it needed to be watered. I am just shocked and disappointed by what I saw. large dry, dead patches of grass everywhere. large patches all over just dead. I stuck my finger in the ground to guage it's moistness and it was moist but on top it looks tried out so I watered both zones back there for 20-30 minutes each. the live parts of the lawn is pretty tall and should we mow it now? I'm about ready to call in a lawn maintenance person for advice but first I want to see what advice I can get here. where do I take soil samples? how do I do it? I will do anythign right now. any advice really is welcome PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me save my lawn! I don't want to have to call in a pro to help me because I've come so far DIY'ing it and saving so much doe. does it need fertilizer now? should I cut out those dead parts? should I still water it even tho the ground is moist but the grass looks dry? Should I throw in the towel and call a professional? help!