I was hoping to get some opinions or advice from the more experienced members here, on what I'm hoping will be my late summer/early fall lawn renovation procedure. I'm a new home owner and am only vaguely familiar with what is the best or most accepted lawn care methods. I've attached a few pics of the current state of my lawn for more detail. I have sent my soil out for analysis and will plan to implement the recommended lime/sulfur applications. Main questions: should I de-thatch (I understand it's quite stressful)? am I applying my lime, seed, and fertilizer in the right order and in the right time frame of each application? Do you recommend a layer of top soil (I've just recently learned about this)? My Plan: Dethatch - August 29 Aerate - September 12 Lime application (if needed) - September 13 Overseed - September 13 Fertilize - September 19 Water accordingly. Any thoughts, opinions, or advice would be greatly appreciated!