My house was completed last aug and my lawn was seeded with fescue.. it was doing VERY well all fall and this spring.. after a long time without rain the beginning of this summer the lawn began to burn out.. about 30% of the lawn now is bare patches. I also now have alot of weeds starting to pop up.. I want to tackle this lawn right this fall and i need some advice on what do to.. I live in charlotte NC.. What steps should i take to get this lawn into shape and when should i start.. I have an areater that i can use so it will not be a problem getting that.. the lawn is .5 acres.. I want to start out by killing the weeds then plan on doing a re-seeding.. i have been using a contractors mix of fescue.. would i be better off going with the more expensive brands? this is about 40 bucks for a 50lb bag. THanks for any advice you guys can give.