I'm kinda new at the "other than mow thing" i have a yard that i bid on mowing today, and he was asking what i could do for his problem yard. last year he had a big trench dug on the side of his yard, the company that did it backfilled, seeded, and put straw down. it seems as though they put too much straw down cause the grass came in real spotty, you can still see straw 10mon later and the area gets lots of sun. so i recommended i come in and rake the straw up, aerate(im going to do the yard anyways), seed, then put down starter fert. in that order on the same day. what do you guys think or what would you do? thanks in advance!