This is for you Arkansas guru's, or surrounding areas that would have the knowledge. We need to check with the County extension yet, but thought I'd throw this out for now. The in-laws just moved to Mountain Home, Arkansas and they have a new home that has basically no lawn. The soil is, as they describe, since I have not been their yet, very rocky and some type of clay I guess. Apparently they use river bottom sludge/dirt for topsoil when doing lawns? The question he has for now is, what type of cheap and inexpensive grass can be used to get some growth going to help the erosion? Anytime it rains it just makes valleys through the whole yard. He just wants something to get established this summer as he will later terrace the property with retaining walls. The property is on a pretty good slope and just wants to control the run-off for now. I had suggested some bales of hay or whatever you guys have down their in the real bad areas that he knows the water runs quickly through to slow the rain waters down some, like off the edges of the drive etc.. Is something like this feaseable for a temporary quick fix? I know the soil conditions are crappy currently, but is there anything that would be o.k. for a quick fix? (the trick question) He plans on a complete yard install following the retianing wall work and therefore doesn't care what happens to the turf at that point. He just would like something for now. Yeah, I know, he may be asking for the impossible, but I thought I'd throw it out there. He has a little bermuda in some areas now I guess. Let me know if you guys have any thoughts or suggestions. Thanks much.