OK, so I have looked through a number of posts and indeed I have found several regarding lawns. Here's our present lawn situation. Last year, we started a small lawn on the high side of our property alongside the driveway. We used turf to do this and it seems to be pretty good, considering that what I know about lawns would fit in an egg cup. We have frequent visits from the local deer populace, and given that the ground was quite soft before the winter, and again this spring, their darling hoof prints have left a whole lot of holes. We have been told that coarse sand possibly mixed with some topsoil, and then re-seeded might work. Are we on the right track? Thank you in advance. Additionally, we did a 2nd lawn on the next level down (it's a very steep property) which we started from seed. This one has plenty of crabgrass (yes, I learned how to I.D. it very quickly) and a few other lesser weeds. This is the lawn that the deer use as their hotel. They frequently will lay down here for extended periods, usually at night, leave hundreds of their calling cards and hundreds of the dreaded hoof prints. There are many small areas, usually a square foot or less, which appear to be quite dead. Although with the rains over the last two or three days, the lawn in general certainly is perking up. It's about 1500 square feet or so. As a result of all this deer use, the ground has become very bumpy. When we started the lawn, we got in (I think) two truckloads of topsoil which we spread everywhere as carefully as we were able. We also ran it all through our screen which managed to remove thousands of pieces of wood. Right after we sowed the seeds, we had a torrential downpour which managed to literally wash most of the seed off the ground. It does slope slightly southwards towards the lake so perhaps that shouldn't be much of a surprise. That made it necessary for us to buy a whole lot more seed and start over from scratch. The ground seems to be packed pretty hard to my way of thinking and it's difficult to pull the crabgrass out without using some kind of wicked looking tool. I'm in the process of adding a screen around that lawn and the new veggie raised bed section on the next level down in an attempt to dissuade the deer from staying here constantly. Any advice?