weed filled lawn
I recently bought a house to live in. I have heard from neighbors that over the last three years, the only care the lawn received is mowing. The lawn is currently about 50% grass, and has lots of clover patches and dandelions. After mowing it looks like a nice green lawn from afar, but while walking on the lawn, you can see the big areas of clover leaves. I have included pictures of the lawn here (about 1/3 acre):
I am in the mid Ohio area and we are getting regular rains now, with temperatures in the 60-70s. I am thinking of spraying a weed killer (the types that you attach to a garden hose), and then applying a granular weed and feed mix 1-2 weeks later. I am expecting to see bald spots in the yard where the clover leaves are now. At the end of Fall, I will aerate and seed the lawn so that by spring the new grass hopefully fills in the remaining space. Does this sound ok? I am new to lawn care and so would appreciate any help!