Since my boys and their neighbors started playing soccer in my backyard a couple of years ago, the quality of my lawn has been going downhill. After last year's dry summer it got to the point when it's no longer bold patches in the grass, it's patches of grass in the middle of bare soil. I asked around and was told by a couple of people that I am pretty much out of luck as far as trying to put any type of grass in my yard that would be "soccer-proof" or at least "soccer-resistant". I was told that I might just as well wait until the kids leave for college which is going to be in another 8 yrs or so. :-(
1. Is there any type of natural grass that could work? What about the grass they put on gold courses and in stadiums?
2. If there is no such grass, I'd like to at least prevent erosion. Other than putting astroturf, what else could I do?