Have a customer who will be doing a lot of work with us, some new retaining walls, landscaping, walkways, landscape lighting and last but not least some major lawn renovation work. Lawn is not irrigated, which may become more and more of a factor as we go. It gets pretty much all sun and is pretty wide open and level. The previous owner neglected it and it shows. Hardly ever cut it, fertilized it, etc. Looks like the builders special lawn. It is very patchy with tufts of good thick grass mixed in spots the size of basketballs that are brown and dead, you can scrath up thatch and dirt with your hand. Heres our solution and the problem. We re thinking at this point, because it doesnt look too bad, it isnt a total rake up and redo. So we re thinking to topdress it with a good layer of topsoil, possibly aerate and then seed. THe problem is that it is already mid-October here in North Jersey. Too late to be doing topdress and seed? Need some help on this asap as we are delaying all of the other work and possibly the entire job because of not being sure yet if its too late or not. Anyone?- too late or not?