I performed dormant overseeding last year with amazing results in Ohio. All I did in late December was walk my spreader over my yard. The freeze/thaw cycle pulled the seeds deeper into the frozen cracks throughout the winter and the wet spring we always have here germinated a ton of the seed for me. This year, I am set to do it again. My front lawn if great looking, but the back is still a little behind it; I have two kids and a dog. I have some bare spots that the overseeding simply does not work well with. The seeds just washes away with the melting of the snow. I wanted to mix some medium and seeds together to spread over these bare areas.
Having a dog, I want to prevent his paws from tracking mud into the house come spring. Is there an alternative medium to top soil I could use that would be easier on the carpet in my home? I was thinking maybe vermiculite, but it would probably just wash away. Any ideas would be great to hear.