Here's my situation: I have several friends that are in the landscaping business and I am getting different opinions on how to solve my problems and Scott's is to expensive for my 4-5 acre yard out in the country. So, I'm looking for some outside advice. Due to the drought I have weeds such as crab grass, goose grass, etc taking over my yard this year. Between my father and myself, we have the means to spray, seed, till, or aerate as needed. I really don't want to kill out the whole yard and start from scratch. So, my questions are 1)what are some good grasses to sow after I aerate that stays mostly green all year and doesn't die out like the crab grass or bermuda. (some of my yard gets full sun and some stays shaded). 2)what type of fertilizers to use and when 3)is there anything else I need to do such as spraying? if so, what and when. I mow at a height of 3-3.5" and any other advice is welcome. As stated, I live in Western KY and if there is anyone willing to make a plan for me to follow, I would be more than willing to pay for the service. THanks in advance!