Here are some before and after pics.
Before: mud, weeds, and leaves
After: new fescue for the shaded area
Before: some brown bermuda grass and green weeds
After: almost green bermuda with a little fescue along the narrow part in the back where the house shades the yard. It's going to look beautiful in a few weeks.
Looks like we'll be grilling burgers and enjoying the new scenery this weekend.