Best vibes! Sounds like here. I tried planting some grass seed recently because our drought last year took a toll on my tiny front yard. The wind scours the grass along with any topsoil leaving me with rock hard spots. Lots of clay, too.
I put straw down and tried to keep it moist continually but the wind beat me down and I gave up for now. Some spots will be what they are until I can anchor down a cover to leave for a few weeks and try again. It's just so dry, it's a constant battle. If I can get the grass reestablished it'll all be much easier to maintain.
The good side is the straw that blew away is in other areas now and the grass loves it and is thriving! lol