Sad urban lawn - reseed?
Your answer to this may simply be: try again next year.
But just in case, is there anything we can do to grow some green groundcover on our almost completely shaded back yard? All we have now is bare soil with a few weeds.
Summers in Brooklyn tend to be very hot. The property gets a minimal amount of air circulation. There are lots of squirrels and quite a few birds. About five years ago we tilled in a lot of composted manure and had a pretty lawn for a few months for two years in a row.
Any advice appreciated!