Yard/Grass Advice in Houston, Texas
I've searched the forums and haven't found exactly what I was looking for so I'm hoping to get some advice on developing a plan of action for my yard.
I'm located in Houston, Texas and have (more like had at this point) a St. Augustine yard. The combination of a dog, some construction projects that were based in the back yard, and a less than effective watering schedule has pretty much destroyed it. It has weeds and brown/nearly bare spots throughout.
Since we don't have a sprinkler system and the dog occasionally gets in a digging mood, I'd like to switch to something that can be seeded for easier repair and can better withstand the heat/drought conditions.
Most of the back yard gets full sun. We have one large tree in the front yard so it get shade/partial sun
I usually mow once a week during growing season and don't mind doing fertilizer applications.
I'd say heat/drought tolerance, easily repaired and reasonable traffic tolerance are the most important things. I was thinking Bermuda might be an option but it looks like it might require more maintenance (more than once weekly mowing?) than I expected. Also I'm not sure it would work in the partial shade of the front yard?
Any thoughts on where to begin?