Hill, Dogs, Clay and Shade! How are we supposed to grow a LAWN?
Hello! We live in NC and our house is on a hill. Plus we have 2 dogs, a LOT of trees, and that darn 'ole NC clay soil, and we are trying to grow a lawn. The dogs have a few "trails" in our yard. We have an invisible fence which lets them run around in our back yard and the paths looks HORRIBLE! They have compacted the clay beyond BELIEF!! The trees give a lot of shade and debris to cover the yard. Our front yard is a hill. Our house is on the middle of the hill, and our back yard is the bottom of the hill. At the bottom of the hill, there is a creek with some nice grass with small white flowers. (I'm not quite sure what it is called.) I hope this description help. OH! I forgot to tell what I'm asking for! Oops! Anyways, I would like to know the grass that will grow well, and how to maintain it, and how to grow it (like the water it will need, and if it needs straw to cover it, etc...)