I can honestly say that the word "work" is quite an understatement. Oh my goodness. The amount of work our lawn needed/s is something for which there are no words. John and I picked out an entire trash barrel of weeds and another barrel of dead grass that John raked up. And that was just the front lawn! The back will need to have the dead sod/weeds cut out and new sod laid. Anyway...after the weeds were pulled John put seed down. We have been hoping that it wasn't too hot out for it to grow, and sure enough, a week later we saw some sprouts. It was a good day!
Just a sample of the incredible size of these weeds. They were more like small, unwanted bushes. Our hands hurt for days afterward from pulling them.