"Grass" Ideas for a small backyard area
We have effectively killed our the lawn in our backyard and plan to plant ornamentals and fruit trees. However, we would like to retain a small 12x10 ish area for picnicking and maybe an occasional slip and slide.
Does anyone have any information for a low water, low/no maintenance grass that we could install now?
Any thoughts about an artificial turf that is soft with low/no maintenance? (We could put a mat down to protect the all-important slip and slide). I don't like the idea of plastic but don't want to use a lot of water, chemicals, etc. We do not have a dog but there are cats in the neighborhood since i know that there is a pet variable that folks consider.