Thank you all for the responses!
We haven't grown anything (edible) in the lawn since the last time she had it done, about April/May 2005. What little edibles I've grown, were grown in pots on the deck. I planned to create raised beds, and use store-bought soil to fill them. For some reason, I've been itching to grow a garden this year--maybe it's the late snow, and three weeks without heat earlier in the year!
I'm glad I was home when the lawn guy came around--apparently, she forgot to cancel the services (we moved in that Feb.). And what a joke it was--she paid to have some guy with a seed spreader thingy spend 5 minutes in the (admittedly small) backyard--he didn't even do the front or sides! And the grass has always looked crappy anyway. What amazes me is, she's a vet, and let her dogs out there (I see evidence of where they pottied, and also where they had trampled down the dirt). I don't think the lawn treatment stuff is safe; even if I let my cats outside, I wouldn't on a treated lawn. I'm not much of a gardener, but I do think organic is the best for people and animals. I did start a compost pile when we moved in; it's not on the grass, but in one of those large, plastic garbage totes. If I remember (!), I put all of our coffee grounds, tea bags, and veggie scraps in it.