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New home owner/Rookie need help with continue vs rennovation

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This site has been really great so far and I've already learned quite a bit, so thank you all.

Feeling a bit overwhelmed and like this is such an uphill battle ......should I....?

1. Continue the fertilization/broadleaf control/grub control/aeration and overseed program w/my lawn company


2. Renovation seed or sod

My obstacles and what I've done so far:
1. fungus infection / brown spot on the grass (also have mushrooms coming up in the grass) - 1 round of group3/11 fungicide so far

2. quite a bit of creeping bent grass now turning brown - nothing yet, considering tenacity

3. moss in several areas - nothing

4. moles - I've caught a few and they seem to have slowed down

5. Unlevel areas (prior trees/mole hill/? ) where I notice water pooling - nothing

Overall, from what I've read, it seems like the creeping bent grass is a major problem if I want a tall fescue lawn. It literally looks like it's choking out the rest of the grass. If I spray with tenacity, I've heard my lawn will turn white for a while (in spots where the bent grass is. which is 40% of the lawn)

Should I just get ready to renovate, or is this surmountable with an overseed?
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Im a novice at this so take my advice with a grain of salt, but I don't think renovating or laying down sod will fix some of your problems such as fungus, moles, or unlevel areas. Maybe focus on a few things first to get them squared away before planting seed or sod and hoping things go away?

Maybe address the moss issue first because that's a sign of soil issues whether it stems from too much water, not enough light or a mixture of both.
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