My wife and I moved into our house in November of 2008. Sod goes back twenty to thirty feet into our back yard. My father in law tilled and seeded the rest of our back yard after I removed all the construction debris from the crappy soil. He tilled and seeded spring of 2009. That grass took a while to grow. It came in looking like a bunch of weeds, but it isn't. He laid down a mixture of bluegrass and fescue. Of course since it was the spring time the bluegrass didn't really take very well and the tall fescue grew like crazy. It looked like weeds at first, so I hired Trugreen to help get that area of the lawn under control. Well obviously after I realized that it was not weeds and in fact tall fescue I am sick of dealing with this area. It grows much faster than my sodded area and there is a large contrast between the seeded area and the sodded area. It wasn't until the last year that I have been able to learn about lawn care (as much as I know now) because it is my first lawn to take care of. You must understand that considering the quality of the soil, things are growing quite well, but this fescue sticks out like a sore thumb and I have been trying to figure out how to ease my mind about it. Here are the options I think I can do: 1. Manually kill the tall fescue with Roundup, which would take forever because I would have to spray the individual spots and try to avoid the bluegrass that is trying to fill in. I could continue to kill/pull (as much as I can) until the end of the summer when it would hopefully be brown and gone. Then in late August I could aerate and then rent a vertical mower to cut out all that browned/dead fescue. Then I could overseed with more bluegrass as soon as the time is right. This will mean that between now and the end of this summer the seeded area of my lawn will continually look like crap, as the Roundup kills off that fescue. It may prove to be a small investment in Roundup all in all and will take a long time and be incredibly manual. or 2. Kill EVERYTHING in the seeded area with Roundup. Mow everything real short. Spray with Roundup. Let die, mow again, rent a vertical mower or have someone rototill for me. Then, purchase and have sod delivered and I would have to lay it myself because hiring someone else may be too expensive for me. (I may be able to get help from neighbors/family who can help lay the rolls of sod) This would be an instant lawn obviously, and will cost anywhere from 600-800 dollars I'm guessing. What do you all think of this? Do you have any other ideas? What would you do?