muddy yard- HELP
This was cross-posted in landscaping...
I'm someone with a brown thumb seeking advice...
We recently moved into a cabin on acreage, in the lovely clay of central Missouri. The side of the house where the septic system lies is still just dirt, or more accurately, clay. Too late in the year to really put in a lawn, I'm assuming...but the area in question is the only area, logistically, where the dog can have his "outside time." When the ground is frozen, not a problem, but when it has been wet and then warms up, wow, it is squishy sticky clay that adheres to everything - and is then brought into the house.
What can we do for the winter to make the clay "walkable"? What kind of temporary lawn or landscaping is doable this time of year?
Any suggestions are welcome, but the lower the cost the better (new house = no money, LOL).
Thanks in advance.