Answer: There are many possible causes for poor germination or poor lawn grass growth. Lack of water, poor soil conditions, unsuitable grass variety, uncooperative weather, poor seeding technique or soil preparation, and so on can all contribute to failure. I would suggest you work with your local county extension to run some basic soil tests and analyze the growing conditions in your yard, select the most appropriate grass variety for your soil and weather conditions, and then develop an establishment and maintenance program specifically for your lawn. In the meantime you may find the following information from North Carolina State University helpful. You may need to cut and paste the complete url into your browser to make it work correctly.
Good luck with your lawn!
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