Using Your Backyard for Work and Play | Homeowner Resources from Dallas Sod Grass
Not everything that must be fitted into a garden or backyard is beautiful. In fact, the more beautiful the garden, the more certain you can be that there is a large inventory of mowers, rakes, hoes and bags of fertilizer hidden away somewhere.
There will also be trash cans, perhaps a pile of firewood and a compost heap. But, like every family yard, there is a need to provide a certain amount of play space and equipment. One of the universal joys of a backyard is the sandbox. Other options include a putting green as seen to the left. However, the more you use your backyard for play, the more strain is put on your grass.
Grass tends to wear away in critical spots, which become muddy potholes following a rainstorm; moreover, grass usually stays damp for a good hour or two after a rain. Other choices avoid that problem but may be messier.
A ground cover of pine needles is soft, has a pleasant smell, dries quickly and interlocks to stay in place. Equally resilient and fast-drying are the many varieties of shredded tree bark and wood chips that can be used until sod grass is properly installed. Should you decide to screen the play equipment from the rest of the yard with a hedge, tough and inexpensive plants are best. We can assist with these decisions and offer the best type of sod grass for your lawn.