Originally Posted by ACR_SCOUT
Our front yard is a pretty good slope. It drops about 10 feet over a 40 foot run. There are several mature trees along the edves wbich completely shade the yard in the summer. Currentl I have moss, dirt, a few rocks, and grub worms. Of course the moles get after the grubs.
I don't need or want anything fancy. I just don't know where to start.
First of all, what kind of trees are these, and are they completely shading the area? Too much shade will make it extremely difficult to grow grass of any kind. Also, some trees put off their own "herbicide." If this area gets no sun, you should probably look into landscaped ground cover rather than grass.
Next, you need to deal with the grubs/moles or your front lawn will always look like a lunar landscape.
If you want to start "on the cheap" I'd suggest picking up a bag of good grass seed, a bag of fertilizer, and going at it. Rough & smooth the area with a garden rake, sow both the seed & fertilizer, and work both into the loose topsoil. Soak the entire area (don't flood it) twice daily. You'll need to do this for a couple weeks before you see much grass. Once the grass starts growing, cut back to one soaking per day.
You may end up wanting to landscape & do all manner of nicer things at a later date, but this will get you started.