I finished my grading after the remodel in October. Some of the lawn advice I got said that new grass might not over-winter well and that it might be best to seed late so it didn't germinate until spring. That seemed reasonable to me so I waited until after Thanksgiving to seed.
I was out poking around yesterday and noticed I have new grass about 1" tall in the sunniest area. Who'd have thunk it in S.E. Michigan this time of year!
I guess I need to hustle and get that mower set up working.