What's your Water Retention Trick!
I have a home on a corner lot and it gets intense sun all day. Even with good watering at night, there are brown patches in several areas, especially near the trees and street curb. My husband and I have topdressed two springs in a row and have aerated. There is a lot of clay in the soil, which is part of the problem, but after topdressing, it still hasn't been fixed (although some areas have improved)
What have you all done to improve these drought problems in the grass. I am thinking about putting in a couple small gardens with drought tolerant bushes. I've also heard about the "bog building technique" where you put plastic bags below the dirt (with holes) to help hold the water.
Jocque in Ontario