Fall is a great time to thicken up patchy areas of your lawn, so you'll have thick, healthy grass in the spring. Start by aerating compacted soil, then spread seed and topsoil. Learn the cures for a patchy lawn.
Notice the difference in the layout of a backyard as opposed to a front yard...the backyard has more focal points, curved pathways, which slows the pace of the viewer. While a front yard should be designed so the eye can quickly appreciate the elements