I was wondering if anyone has any good suggestions on getting some grass grown in some areas in our back yard. When we moved in,there was an above ground pool that we tore down, Nothing on it worked,and I didn't want a pool right now anyway. We need to get some grass growing where the pool is and a couple other areas where the dogs have worn a path. Trinity suggested that we put the seed in the freezer until we are ready to thrown it down,but I am needing help on getting it to grow with 2 dogs running around the back yard. A nieghbor said she doesn't put straw down,but puts a thin layer of topsoil over the seed and it works great every year. Are we just stuck with the dogs,or can it grow under the straw even if the dogs are walking and running all over it?