Answer: Actually, you can get grass to grow in your red clay, but it will take a little extra preparation. The University of Georgia has an 18 page publication with terrific info on turfgrass types best suited to your region, along with soil preparation tips. I think you'll find it helpful: http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubs/PDF/b773.pdf
Best wishes with your new landscape!
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