We have a backyard of dirt.

I have tried seed and a few plats of grass and both have not worked ( I blame the company that cuts our grass for ruining the plats of grass). I am currently looking at our yard of dirt. What can I try next? Any suggestions are welcome. We have one big tree in the yard and more shade then sunshine.

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  • Judy Judy on Feb 03, 2018
    What kind of tree do you have? There maybe too much shade in your yard, for new seed to grow. I would first have a soil test, I think you can buy these at Lowes, then test it. You will then know if there is a chemical issue that needs correcting, or if the tree needs trimming to allow more sunshine to hit the lawn area. With this time of the year, I would not plant grass seed, it is still winter. I would wait till May, to plant grass seed, and wet the grass first, or wait til the sunset hours, for the moisture to come, and this will help you also. J.

    • Lilly Lilly on Feb 03, 2018
      Thank you Judy. I will get the soil test as my first step.

  • Judy Judy on Feb 03, 2018
    Thank you. I don't think there will be a charge on this tho do let me know, ok? Thru the test, a person of this training will show you, and tell you the ways that they came to the result, and give you so much more info. Perhaps something was in the soil, that you do not know about, at all. Thank you for letting me know, and I will be interested your results. Judy.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Feb 04, 2018
    How about a rock garden? If you're not having success with grass, go with some gravel and rocks. That could be really pretty as well.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Feb 04, 2018
    Maybe you need to overseed with a shade grass seed? Why are you thinking it is the gardeners fault?

  • Lilly Lilly on Feb 04, 2018
    He seems to cut with blades too low. I was testing sod and it seemed to be working (I had it roped off in the beginning) but when he went over it the pieces of sod were ripped out. What does it mean to "overseed"?