I think it was back in February when I posted here with my problems. Thanks to your help, here's where I'm at. Original post http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=150396 It's been 6 weeks since I tilled, added compost and laid the seed. I've been watering twice a day for the last 6 weeks. The back yard seems to be doing quite well. It's growing nice and even but not quite as thick as I'd like. However, it's filling in slowly. I'm having a problem near the wall with weeds and now mushrooms. As you can see in the pics, I had a serious weed problem and it seems like it's not going away. Now I'm growing mushrooms which I didn't have before. When we first moved in. For the back yard I have two questions. 1. What can I use to make it thicker? 2. What can I do to get rid of the mushrooms and weeds so they don't take over again? Before During Now Here you can see the weeds near the wall along with the mushrooms. The front yard is not growing as fast as the back. It's about 60% grown in and very patchy. It's also not very long like the back yard. I laid seed the same day as the back yard. When we first moved in. Any suggestions on how to make it thicker and longer? Before Now I have a little crab grass in this area.