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I like in Northeastern PA and just bought a new home. It has about a half acre to it. Last year they dug a new well and the ruts the truck left planted new grass. It looks horrible. The new grass is much fuller and much more lush than the surrounding grass.

Is there a good way to level all of the grass out together?

Secondly, there are a lot of tall trees shading the back portion of the yard. Currently there is some grass but it's very 'thin' and I mostly don't even bother mowing it because of the lack of visible growth. I would really like to plan some grass that will grow and be thick, but I have no idea where to start with type etc. Which grass would grow best in this type of situation?

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Consider committing to the Gardening and Landscaping proposal, it is close to beta and might be a better fit for this type of question. –  Tester101 May 26 '11 at 16:14
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I have found that trying to plant grass in a struggling area is a lost cause. I have gone with mulch and hostas anymore, or ground cover.

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I don't think that he's having a hard time growing the grass, rather the type of grass he planted has out grown the old grass. –  allindal May 27 '11 at 0:29
    
I haven't even planted any grass yet. All that is there currently is what was around when I bought the house. I would like to fail once before I go to the mulch/hostas approach. –  Kris.Mitchell May 27 '11 at 18:45
    
I am thinking maybe a rock / moss garden would be a nice option. –  Evil Elf Jun 6 '11 at 19:43
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