We just bought a new house in San Antonio and it's perfect except that the backyard is huge and the builders planted grass only 5' from the house. I checked out how much it would cost to put down sod and it came out to almost $1500!! We can't afford that but we don't want to live with a dirt covered backyard all summer. Any tips on planting grass in this area? I don't want to waste time or money if we do it wrong. Thanks for any suggestions!