Growing Grass in the desert of El Paso, TX
I am from Florida and transplanted to the desert thanks to the US Army. I am NOT a fan of xeriscaping. I need green grass. We don't have a problem growing grass in FL and I am finding it VERY difficult to do so here b/c it's the desert. Please give me some advice.
We have hard compacted mix of dirt and sand. And we have large rocks the size of basketballs in our backyard. Currently our yard is hard and dry weeds. We have no sprinkler system and it's not an option to add one since we live in government housing.
How do I go about doing this? Should I roto-till it out first, lay topsoil, and then seed? Should I go straight to the route of laying sod? I was going to go desperate and lay out patch perfect but read the reviews and wised up to that quickly! LOL I also don't want to spend more then $500 fixing this up.