New house, how can I fix/make the lawn thicker?
Just moved into a new house with a backyard (my first one!). So excited to begin landscaping, and getting my green thumb. One thing I noticed is that the lawn isn't very thick, and in some places is bare. I want to plant grass seed, but not exactly sure which kind to get. Part of the lawn may not receive any sun, or very little, so I need a shade tolerant grass. I've attached a photo of what's currently there, and the garden shop said it's fescue.
They had me pick up something called Marathon Sod 2 (Dwarf Blend), I planted in some areas where there were patches and it grew in very skinny and narrow. Perhaps it's still growing, but I'm trying to get grass to match what I currently have.