trashed lawn

trashed lawn

what can i do for next year, now, to help my trashed lawn (i'm in michigan)? i didn't water it all summer so it's half dead with huge bald spots as well as weeds everywhere. I have a thatching rack if i need to do that. help!
My first little veggie garden

My first little veggie garden

hanging photos in the stairway

hanging photos in the stairway

Just a little more color and a plant ID

Just a little more color and a plant ID

Butterflies

Butterflies

We re-did my room and replaced the floors and painted the walls

We re-did my room and replaced the floors and painted the walls

Please forgive my ignorance and many questions.

Please forgive my ignorance and many questions.