Looks bad doesn't it! It's one of those things that continues to bug the dickens out of me, and yet I have NO control over it...I hate that! The grass (new this fall I might add) sits in the backyard all diseased and pathetic looking waiting for sunny days and water to help it wake up...I have done my part...Raked, seeded and given it TONS of water. It actually looks better than it did, hubby says it just takes time. I hate that!