Posted: 28/12/2016 at 17:45
Hi Dan - welcome
Any lawn which has been laid over uneven building rubble is never going to perform well. Any lawn which doesn't get sun for nearly half the year isn't going to perform well and will become very muddy in a wet winter.
I think you have 2 options: If you're determined to have grass you need to think about lifting the old turf, getting rid of bricks and other large bits of rubble and then putting down a level surface of topsoil before returfing.
Option 2 (my favoured option - especially if it's a small garden) is to do without grass altogether. A courtyard-style, hard landscaping and borders garden can be most attractive and does away with the need to cut & edge grass every week, own a lawnmower, store a lawnmower and feed and weed the grass. It doesn't need to be particularly expensive if you use sleepers, shingle and pebbles.
Whatever you decide to do - a dedicated dog latrine sounds like a good plan. I would opt for something which can be regularly hosed down (pebbles? / bark) for hygiene reasons.
Edited to add: I think that's nearly a "Snap" Tetley!
Last edited: 28 December 2016 17:48:21