Guys I need some help, direction, tips...when I first started my first layout I went out and bought way too much lichen and trees and re-created the Black Forest. Over time, I've been removing them feeling that there was too much for the layout and it wasn't anything like the area around my home. Today, I removed all the lichen trees and lichen ground cover. I still have some trees that are like those found locally, but my problem is that with the lichen removed, there's a fair amount of open area on the hills that need something...and I'm a poor landscaper to know what that something is. I've been trying to use many of the ideas I've seen on layouts posted right here, but I fear my layout is stuck on three basic colors and lacks that "real-ness" I'm looking for. I used a latex brown to cover the hills and a green/brown small ground foam mixture to cover all the hills and the area between the green grass (matt paper product by Noch) and the track ballast. I've tried to cut faux fur to Nscale size for large areas of grass - but really didn't get the results I wanted. What I think I need is more brown grasses but how do I accomplish that in Nscale? Everything I've seen in grass is always HO scale and looks great...what about N? All the books I have use only ground foam...and I've been cutting the Woodland Scenics grass and "planting" plugs of it here and there, but it's very time consuming and doesn't convey the wide areas of overgrown grass that I'd like to model. So how do you do create grass in Nscale?