Save my cousin's yard!
My beloved, but crazy, cousin is about to put artificial turf in her small back yard because between the dogs (all rescued) and grandchildren and the shade from a gorgeous old tree, she can't grow a lawn. I told her that y'all would have better suggestions for a ground cover that would look good and handle the animals. She lives in Dallas. I'm afraid that the astroturf, even though it has holes in it for the rain, will smother the tree roots.
What do you suggest?