The 'lawn' is full of creeping charlie with a smattering of dandelions and the occsional blade of grass.
Chatting with a co-worker at lunch the other day (the only reason I go to work is to learn new things), I remembered using newspaper to suppress weeds when we moved the sidewalk. So I spread some around in the experiment area.
A little soil thrown on top...
...and a liberal dose of grass seed and water.
I just have to wait a couple of weeks for the grass to grow. And no, I am not going to stand around watching.