We just moved into a new house and the lawn is terriable . The realtor told us they had used hydro seed but I highly doubt it. The yard is patches of dirt and very hard weedy grass - a friend of ours says it's field grass. Our poor dogs don't even want to go outside because what there is of the "so called grass" hurts their paws . We have a child, have one on the way and want a nice yard that we can spend time in as a family next summer. We have no idea how to even begin fixing this mess . Does anyone have any advice?