I was reading about Zoysia grass, which is not for my lawn. But I have tried every grass seed for part of my lawn. It is in full sun and very bad soil. I have tried black dirt, which goes down in soil. This part of our lawn was filled with all kinds of soil, stones, etc. by owner before us. Can you help me?
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Can you tell me a little bit about the climate you live in? What are your summers and winters like? This will help me make a good recommendation for your area. For instance, if you have cold winters and warm summers, Zoysia may work where you are but it goes dormant in the winter and gets brown. If you don't mind trading that for its durability, it would work for you. The most durable cold weather grass is Kentucky Bluegrass. Regardless, you can work to improve your soil by spreading out a little composted manure on the lawn every so often in warm weather. You don't need to work it in. It will work itself into the soil and slowly improve it as you add more.