I would just like to take a minute to say "Hallelujah!" and I hope it lasts.
Also, I think I've figured out part of the reason we're having trouble with our grass (besides the sucky soil).
Here's Boyd... eating grass.
Most dogs eat grass when they don't feel well (so, not that often). Not Boyd. Boyd grazes like a cow every chance he gets.
I'm now leaning towards desert landscaping. We'll leave the dirt, plant a few cactuses, and call it a day.