For the three years we have lived in this apartment, we have always had this one spot in the yard that will not grow grass. We have put down seed & straw - nothing. We have even tried that stuff that is supposed to grow in high traffic areas - nothing. So we have given up that we will ever get grass in this one spot.
Little S thought it would be a great spot to play though. I have a hanging basket that is on a shepherds hook right off of the patio. Little S has discovered that if you over water it, the water pours out of the bottom of the plant. And if he has one of his dump trucks in just the right spot, it fills up the bed with water. He then takes the water over to the bare spot in the yard and makes a MESS!
Then he adds the water.
Then he digs in. Notice his dump truck and digger under the tree in the background? That is his parking lot.
At one point he was slapping the mud with the shovel and had it all over him. Which of course called for more water to clean him up.
The pool opened here yesterday also, so they had a blast down there. They didn't stay in the water too long though as the water was still pretty chilly. We haven't had enough warm days to get the water to a nice temp yet.
Have a great day!