Answer: Unfortunately, foot traffic combined with wet ground is damaging to grass -- any type of lawn would suffer. It is best to stay off the lawn when it is wet and muddy. If there are areas where people walk often you might consider installing a pathway. Some gardeners also find it helpful to fence off a portion of the yard for their dogs so that the majority of the lawn will not be damaged when they run. Your local county extension should be able to help you with selecting specific lawn grass varieties that are best suited to your local area, and can also help you develop an annual lawn care maintenance program to help keep the lawn as healthy as possible.
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