The General Manager for my region came out and deemed the yard 90% weeds, and said the best thing would be to kill the entire lawn back and reseed it with triple blend Fescue, the best grass for my region. He insisted that it would only take about 4-6 weeks to see the lawn growing back.
Two weeks later, he came out and used total vegetation control to kill back my entire lawn. You see, in order to reseed, you have to kill back your entire lawn. Which, is super sexy and gets the neighbors talking.
Thankfully, once the entire lawn died back, 7-10 days from spraying the round up, Trugreen came out and seeded using a "power seeder". A power seeder cuts ruts in the lawn and shoots grass seed in the ruts.
Then, you water. And water, and water, and then, water some more. Morning and night!
Diligently, I watered. I made Ollie stay off the lawn. I babied the yard like a crazy person. FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS!
This is where it goes from bad to ugly...