That is exactly what our yard looks like right now. Ugly. To top it off. I give up for this year. We've mulched half the yard and I may get the inkling to mulch the other half next month but who knows, I'm frustrated with its progress right now. I had all intentions this year for aerating, fertilizing and de-weeding it but have decided to instead call it a year and start over again in the spring. On that note I'll leave you with this parting shot.