Without any success I have made many attempts this summer to get a small patch of grass growing in our back yard. Early this spring we took out an overgrown bush. I have placed a pretty planter in the center of the bare patch. I have applied one step grown grass anywhere seed. No grass has even tried to grow. I did find some help from a source that I found. So fixing the patchy grass area will now include grass seed (no kidding), dirt (got that) lots of water (got that too), starter fertilizer (yep) but the only new step that didn’t come to me is a sawdust layer application. Once again I will keep you posted!