I recently moved into a new construction here this December, and since we have cold winters where I live, the builder was not going to do any landscaping for us.
What they did was spread some (very) rough top soil across the yard with the intention that it can be tilled and grass can be planted in Spring. In the meantime however I have a puppy that is having a very awkward and difficult time navigating the dirt to do his business when I let him out. He is refusing to go into the dirt and the thought of walking him across the street to go in my already unfriendly neighbors lawns isn't a good way to get on their good side. Plus I don't want to walk across the streets in below 0 weather with a cold puppy everytime he needs to go.
My question then is what can I realistically do about this craggy and unmanageable topsoil in my yard to smooth it over and make it easier for the puppy to walk across. Even if I can just do a small section it would be preferable.