Hello. I recently moved into a new house in SE Michigan. The lawn looks OK, but I've run into a couple problems. First, I got blasted by dollar spot and spurge. I'm currently trying to control both of those problems. Second, the soil seems pretty compacted and there's a lot of thatch. Judging by the condition of the rest of the landscaping, I'd say the lawn has been a bit neglected over the years. I decided I would overseed the lawn this fall and I'm looking for some advice since I've never done this before. Here's some more background info: I think the lawn is mostly KBG, but I'll snag some pictures tonight and confirm The backyard has a large expanse that gets a lot of sun and a lot of traffic (kids) Due to the grade, the sides of the house tend to stay wetter longer There are a couple trees, but overall the lawn is really sunny Here's my plan: Thoroughly water lawn the day before Mow existing grass (1.5 to 2 inches; collect clippings) Dethatch Aerate (2 to 3 passes; 20 to 40 holes per sq. foot) Apply seed Apply compost topdressing Apply fertilizer Irrigate appropriately Here are my questions: What kind of seed should I get? What kind of fertilizer should I get and when should I apply it? What's the proper irrigation schedule after overseeding?