I finished building my house in late September/early October last year. I planted an annual rye grass to hold the soil through the winter, which grew pretty thin and patchy, probably because it was still hot when I planted. The rye grass is now starting to turn brown, mainly because I've been mowing it low trying to get it to die. I have overseeded it with sta-green bermuda blend in my front yard, for the back I went with fescue because it is mostly shaded, even the rye grass didn't come in under the trees. What do I need to do to help this bermuda come up and get established? I will put some nitrogen on it this weekend, after a birthday party in the back yard. The seed has been on the ground for almost a week now. So it should be about to germinate. Anything else I need to do? Aerate? Rake? Just looking for tips to make this seeding easier and cheaper by not screwing it up.