Originally Posted by darryl gesner
I would just rough it up and replant it with a dense shade grass seed mix and fertilize regularly. But understand that it's still going to need to be at least touched up every year or 2 since it will inevitably delcine over time. I have some accounts where there are areas very similar to that and that's what I do...keeps it looking presentable anyway. Sometimes moss will take over areas like that, in which case I actually let it stay there in most cases. Moss is better than dirt.
Then when you need to touch up, grab the Grass Stitcher and some seed - rough it up and throw down seed/ fert mixture when it begins to decline. Quick and easy.
By the way a double Grass Stitcher (20 in wide) will replant that whole area in about 1 hour. No machine or mess.