Ah the PIA of owning a home I just bought a house and I have alot of areas that are a mess, either with a ton of weeds, or no grass. I had a landscaper come over today and the verdict was not good. Not only are there a ton of weeds that need to be removed, but alot of the soil in the bare areas is useless. So, I have only two choices: Try and kill the weeds, which by the kind they are, it's not easy, and also have the bad soil rototilled and have some better top soil brought it and try and plant grass (not now, too hot). The second option is to just put down sod on the whole lawn, as it would be tough to sod bare spots and get it to match the rest of lawn, and with the amount of areas that would have to be done, it might as well be the whole lawn. What option should I go for? I'd hate to spent the money for the weeding and replanting, only to have it not work out. Yet I hear sodding is very expensive. However, I don't have a huge lot, only a 1/4 acre, and of course the land to be planted on is less. I'm leaning toward sod, but first I'd like to hear from anyone who has done it and get a better idea of what the cost may be. Thanks guys.