I live in Denver CO, and our new home is proving to be a difficult area to grow anything outside of sandburs and goatheads. So I have some questions.
1. Our soil is a sandy clay mixture so when it's dry, the ground is rock hard. Is there a way to treat the ground before planting grass seed to ensure the seed takes root? Or is there a nice drought resistant grass anyone knows of for this area?
2. There is an area of our yard our dog has been using as a bathroom over the long winter months. Now I would like to plant something there to keep down on the blowing dirt. Is there anything I have to do to the soil to make up for all the urine that has been spread around?
3. Last year I planted a veggie garden but again I think it is soil issues. My garden did not do so well and this year I wanted to plant a little larger selection. Tips for gardening in sandy clay like soil and what I can to do to prepare the garden before planting?
Think that's it for now. Thanks in advance for all the advice.