I live in the greater Toronto area. I moved into a house almost exactly a year ago that was one year old (before I moved in) but wasn't purchased yet. The grass was fine when we moved in and I barely watered it all summer because of the amount of rainfall that we had. Now my problems started this spring. I'm not sure if it's because I didn't fertilize at all last year or this year but basically a lot of my front lawn is going brown even with watering. Some parts of the front lawn are so bad that when I cut the grass I don't even have to go over that part because it really doesn't grow. The soil was compacted in a lot of the areas so I had it aerated. That was about two months ago and I can still see that many of the holes in those areas haven't even closed up. I'm not sure what to try next. I did seed in a few spots and where I did it seems to be growing just fine. It's the existing grass that doesn't grow at all. I'm trying to figure out if there is anything I can do about the grass not growing and the browning without actually digging that area up and re-seeding it all. I can post pictures when I get home if it helps.