Bare spots, shade...on a hill - give up?
I've been trying to bring back some bare patches in my back yard, and clearly must be doing something wrong...becuase nothing wants to grow there. I've raked, added topsoil, aerated, over seeded, watered frequently (you should see my quarterly bill).....and still bare.
My main suspect is the amount of shade the back yard gets - but that's not 100%, because the rest of the back yard is fine. If it turns out that I can't fill those spots in, are there ground covers that do well in shade that won't take over the whole back yard?