If you want to make your lawn thick, green and lush all season long, why not try some lawn care companies here in Toronto, e.g. Green Lawn, Weed Man, Dr. Green. This is a good option if your lawn is in a real terrible condition. Of course, you can also do lawn care by yourself. The point is that if you hire a company for the 1st year, the 2nd year you will find the job much easier when you do it yourself.