Answer: Actually, I think you are on the right track. Raking the bare areas and reseeding will green things up quickly. If the soil has been compacted because of heavy foot traffic by the contractors, you may also want to rent a core aerator and aerate the lawn. After aerating leave the plugs on the lawn and spread a thin layer of sand over the area, then water it well and reseed. The sand will work its way down into the soil to help loosen it, as will the soil from the plugs. Either way your lawn should be green and attractive in 4-6 weeks. Best wishes with your lawn!
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