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how to fix this mess...

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Hey everyone, I am new here. I just recently found this site and was hoping I can get the help I need to get my lawn looking great.

I have uploaded a bunch of photos of my yard that I need guidance on fixing.

Here is the background.... my property is divided into two parts, the level part of my that surrounds my house and a steep hill in the backyard.

The hill I am pretty sure needs a complete kill and rehab in the fall. I do not know a lot about weeds past dandelion and crabgrass but I know that slope is so full of weeds, tall grassy weed, check pictures below.

The level part surrounding the house was completely tore up when I had a septic system installed last year. I think they used some sort of weed seed mixed with a little grass seed when they seeded and put straw down. You can see in some of the other pictures of the front there are dark patches mixed with large patches of light green. The lawn is very thin. The light green patches is not grass. At least I do not think so. It is more of a stalk that if it grows to about 6" has a seed head.

I am not sure if I should do a total kill and reseed with a quality grass seed in the fall or not.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Thank you for the input. I was thinking to just kill the whole yard. Should I aerate the yard before I seed? And what is the reason for watering the yard? Is that to get the weed seeds to germinate so they can be killed before seeding?
Sorry you guys already answered the last question I asked. If I start this in June that will give me 2.5 months before I would seed in mid to late August.
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