Hello everyone I am 22 years old and a new home owner that needs some serious help, I'm new to this website and landscaping so please bear with me. I resently purchased a very modest home in Miami FL that I would like to do an overhaul on. The interior is all done but I have another project planned which is to redesign the backyard. I have an idea of maybe deviding the yard into two sections. 1 section will serve as a patio with a pond and maybe a wood structure to provide shade and an area for a 6' buddha statue that Is currently sitting in a guest room. The second area will be designated for a japanese style garden with 25 X 25' patch of grass for my dog. I want to change the grass because the soil in the yard is so dry that it has turned dusty, also my dog is allergic to the type of grass in the yard. I would love to plant "golf course grass" but Im not sure what type to get or if it will even grow to be healthy. It gets quit hot in south florida with winter hitting low 40's for the most part, can someone please guide me to the direction? it will be greatly appreciated, thank you!