I moved into this house in May 2006, and last year the neighbor's complained to the city twice because of my lawn. (Welcome to the neighborhood!) The last owners let it go, and there are a lot of bare spots. Partly, I think because before I bought it the neighbors on one side let their dog go on it, but I can't prove that. But what's the best, cheapest, way to make it look like a lawn? I don't want to just pave it with rocks, although other homeowners have done just that. Could I just buy some grass seed and scatter it? I'm a house and lawn newbie. P.S. They let the back yard go, too, and it's bare spots alternating with weed choked areas.