What is the best way to regrow grass on bare spots in my lawn?

One is next to the driveway and is fairly large. I live in Indianapolis, IN.
PS. I’m not real crazy about doing yard work so short of hiring someone, I need this to be as easy as possible.
Also need to get rid of an area of ground ivy approximately 1.5’ x 10’. Been there for about 10 yrs so the vines are thick. It is next to the hse. Best way to get rid of it?

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