Lawn a mud pit -- solution for dogs?
The type of grass that we use in our backyard lawn was never meant for dog traffic (it came with the house). What used to be an emerald green wonder is now a complete mud pit -- complicated by the heavy clay soil underneath. The dogs (our own and his play buddies) really need their play date each day, but it's taking forever to get the mud off afterwards. Even a quick pee turns into a lot of manual cleanup.
Is there something temporary I can do until I can put in new sod during the spring? I was thinking of everything from decomposed granite (like the walkways and dog park we have locally) to sand.
Thoughts? I really need help on this.