Ticks would need to be of a Rambo background to survive over here lol. Most drown due to our weather
I did try to get down to her level but had to delete them as the grass took over and all you got was a flash of white now and again.
The benefit of having an area to walk the dog that the owner does not want so you get free reign of the area and its closed in bar one small 3ft section that you use to get in. Really looking forward to the winter as I think Luna will love it there.
As for the colour thats what happens to grass in a country when it rains for 360 days a year every year