I'm starting a new lawn from scratch (back yard) and I was looking to get some tips on the best way to start. First of all a little background on my set up. I'm in Maryland about 20-30 min south of Baltimore. My back yard has very little shade and sees the sun first thing, around 2:30-3:00 is when the sun starts to move to the front of the house. I just picked up some Pennington's grass seed, some lime, and some Scotts winterguard/weed & feed. I know I still need to get the starter food (forgot to pick some up). Can anyone suggest anything else to prep for the winter or give me a time line? Also, has anyone had any luck with the Scotts 4 step program. And just fyi, I'm not brand loyal just results loyal.