So, I'm officially in my sixth month of home ownership. My indoor decor progresses with every new Filmore poster
, pulp art print
, circus punk
, or vinyl collectible
But, my fiance and I have started the battle with the backyard. We want comfortable living space, we want less dirt, we want space for both vegetable and decorative gardens, and yes - we want some grass.
I like to nurture my inner "heather" and play the occasional game of croquet or lawn bowling, plus my beloved dog is an avid grass roller. We are ready to till and fertilize to prep the area we want to lay sod - but are now at an impasse. What type of sod will be best for life in Burque? What stands up best to the summer heat and the winter snow? What will grow heartily, but not take up too much water? What will do well against the usage of my husband (to-be) and dog? (mind you, the Duni-dog has his own dog run so it's not like he'll be living on the grass)
I need advice and suggestions from my DCF family - what has worked best for those of you who have planted/maintained a lawn? And, who is the best sod dealer in town?
And, I already know that many of my DCF peeps will tell me that grass is no bueno. And, I appreciate your input and honesty, and you will be happy to know that my fiance and I are planning to tear out the pointless/dead lawn in our front yard to put in a privacy wall (hooray private front patio! and more outdoor living space!) and xeriscape the front. I don't understand lawns in the front of homes - people just don't take the time to enjoy those anymore. It's all about the backyard!
so, help! thoughts? advice? recommendations?