Has my lawn had its day???

Evening all...
In need of some advice please. This evening I managed to get the first cut on the lawn this year and to say it looks bad is an understatement.
Im contemplating stripping it off and re turfing it, but wanted your opinions first on whether its worth reviving. I have attached a few pics for your review.
I would really appreciate any suggestions.
Thanks in advance.
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Evening all...
In need of some advice please. This evening I managed to get the first cut on the lawn this year and to say it looks bad is an understatement.
Im contemplating stripping it off and re turfing it, but wanted your opinions first on whether its worth reviving. I have attached a few pics for your review.
I would really appreciate any suggestions.
Thanks in advance.
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MrMark

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Give it a good raking to get rid of the dead thatch from winter and a light
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Bob F;982102 Wrote: > MrMark wrote:-

> fresh grass

> you fed

Thanks all...
Yes that will be the neighbours cats leaving their mess on my lawn over the winter. I usually rake, weed and feed each year. Which then results in a fast growing, green, but patchy lawn. Also the right hand side by the fence is always soggy as its in a shady area.
If I am to revive it, what is the best course of steps to attack it with. How does this sound?
1, Rake/scarify the entire lawn. 2, Apply a weed and feed (Is Evergreen Complete OK?) 3, Rake/scarify again a few weeks later
I will inevitably end up with loads of bald patches from where the moss has been raked out. How do I deal with these?
Cheers all...
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Much of this depends on what we don't know. Like what the lawn looked like when it was actively growing, what kind of grass it is, etc. It looks like it's still just starting to come out of dormancy over the winter. IF the lawn looked reasonable at the end of last season, I would not do anything right now. That small amount of dead grass will disappear in a couple of weeks as it starts growing. And I wouldn't go nuts with the scarification. That's a good thing if you have a thatch problem. Even then, I would do it only once, because it does damage and kill some of the existing grass.
I'd fertilize it. If there is a substantial amount of weeds, then a weed-n-feed type product is OK. If there are just scattered weeds, then treating with an appropriate herbicide using a tank sprayer uses less chemicals and is more effective because it puts it right where it's needed.
Check the PH and adjust if necessary. See what it looks like by late summer and if you want to renovate it, do it in Sept.
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