Growing new grass in shady area with high clay content soil
I have a 10ft x 20ft shady section in my lawn where not much grass is growing right now. There are also quite a few tree roots exposed and running through this section. I would like to do two things First, add soil to the area to cover the tree roots with soil so I am not running directly over them with the lawn tractor anymore, and then get grass growing again in this section. The top soil in my lawn seems to have a very high clay content.
My basic plan: I have a big pile of the clayish soil taken out of other areas in my lawn that I could use as fill dirt (or maybe I need to consider using a better quality of fill dirt??). I would till the existing soil in this section, then add the fill dirt, mix in grass seed, tamp down, cover with straw or something and water on a daily basis.
If anyone has suggestions, dos and dont's to improve my plan, it would be great to hear from you.