Most of our back and side yard looks like this:
Just bare dirt. I wanted some ground cover on this, but definitely not grass.
That first photo was April 25. I had just sprinkled white and purple clover seed on the ground.
Aren't they cute?!
The clover has been doing well and I've seeded it in several other spots. It comes back every year and can be pretty vigorous. I'm excited for our yard to look more green and less brown. I'll post some pics of the other areas when something starts growing.