We've tried re-seeding every year, however there are certain spots that grass just won't grow. We even tried laying sod, but still there are spots where it just won't grow.
In my search for a lawn alternative a friend suggested clover and thought I'd give it a try. In our front yard there is quite a large patch of clover and it has been getting bigger each year. Our local Home Hardware carries clover and I made a mix of both clover and grass seed and overseeded our lawn. It hasn't taken long for the clover to sprout and our cool and rainy April has sure helped.
Some like to mow it to remove the white flower when in bloom, but keep in mind that clover will reseed itself through it's flower. Cutting off the flower won't allow the clover to reseed and you will need to reseed manually.
Less mowing (if any)
No fertilizer required