Hi all. A friend of mine told me about this site. Well...we moved in to our house about a year ago, and the yard was in bad shape. I've managed to keep it mowed and watered (we have no irrigation system, I'm just dragging out the hoses). It seems to be getting better, but I have some really bad spots, and I need to "thicken" it up. I've sent off for a soil test, I should get it back in a few days, and I've been reading alot on the Internet. But now I'd like to get some pros' opinions. Take a look at the pictures: The green lawn in this pic is my neighbor's lawn, mine is the one with the bare spots: I just want a decent lawn. What do you all think? What should my steps be in reviving this and filling in the bare spots. My main limiting factor is cost, as I don't have much of a budget for this. But I have lots of time and work ethic, so if someone can guide me, I can get started. Also, I'm in central FL if that helps. Thanks.