Answer: The grass seed and other products should work; what you didn't mention is what type of soil you have. If you did not incorporate some organic matter prior to seeding, and if your soil is clayey, the roots of the grass probably couldn't penetrate the soil. For a lush, thick lawn, you'll need to prepare the soil prior to planting. Rent a rototiller and till the entire area, then spread 4-5" of organic matter over the top. Till this in to a depth of 8-10" and then rake the area level. Broadcast your seed then cover over the top with a light layer of peat moss. This will help keep the seeds moist and also keep the birds from feasting on your grass seed. Keep the seedbed moist (water as often as necessary to keep it from drying out). New grass should germinate in 7-10 days. Keep it well watered and mow it when it reaches about 2 1/2". Once the lawn is established, water deeply once or twice a week.
Best wishes with your new lawn!
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