Hi. Here's my introduction. I've never really been much of a lawn guy, but decided this spring I'd try to change my ways. I've got a smallish yard and I'll describe my issues.
Front: Mix of shade and sun
Back: Mix of shade and sun + two 70lb dogs.
Both front and back can be push mowed in 20 minutes total.
For the first time ever today, I mowed using the grass catcher attachment and was stunned at how much it picks up. I can see that is now a *must* each time I mow.
My grass is patchy, and just doesn't feel good under my feet. I'd like my grass to be full and (somewhat) green, yet not have to spend a great deal of time (or water, due to water conservation) on it.
I'm in N Central San Antonio. What would be a good grass to go with? Anything hearty, drought resistant and traffic resistant?
I've read about many grasses in S.A., but nothing that definitively says which ones are the best "yard grasses" that meet my criteria above.
In summary, I don't mind mowing regularly, will always use the grass clipping catcher, don't want to water for the sake of watering when restrictions are right around the corner, will fertilize as necessary (that's another entire discussion to know when and what to use), and it needs to be "DOG" resistant to 4-legged traffic.
Is there an answer for me?
What about Kentucky Fescue? Will that work in SA TX?
Thank you for your time!