I have a small yard and would like to install a small lawn for my daughter and a future dog to play on in the summer time. I would also like a place to park my car, off the street during heavy snow storms. So here is my idea; I could install a lawn with embedded stabilizer grids to avoid killing the grass from compaction. My cheaper plan is to just install a normal lawn and see what happens. It should be cheaper to repair 10 years in a row, than the grids would cost to properly install.
I think i could use water crystals (hydrogel) tilled into the soil to fight compaction and help with watering.
I am also curious to know what types of grass might be best suited for this type of application in New England.
Does anyone have any experience in this area?