Re: "Temporary" grass

If your area experiences hard frosts then any annual grass will be fine.... you may get some volunteers from seed next spring but they're easily removed.
Dave

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Annual Rey Grass should do the trick.
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You don't say where you are, but I'd suggest annual cover crops... buckwheat is one that immediately springs to mind. You'll have to replant several times, depending on how long your project takes, but you'll be holding the soil and improving the soil at the same time.
More on buckwheat in particular: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/story.php?S_NoV1&storyType=garden Buckwheat photos: http://www.sarep.ucdavis.edu/cgi-bin/ccrop.EXE/show_imgs_9 http://www.ngirl.ars.usda.gov/farm/buckwheat.html
I can typically pick up buckwheat seed locally for about $0.50-$0.75 lb; seeding rate is about 3 lbs per thousand square feet for a good solid stand.
Some other possibilities: http://www.outsidepride.com/covercrop.asp http://www.groworganic.com/ http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/covercrop.html http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/cabarrus/staff/dgoforth/newsart/covercrop1.html
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Hi GIJane, Suggest you lay sown landscape fabric and cover with mulch or gravel. Add a few potted plants (transplant from somewhere else perhaps) and "interesting" items or large rocks.
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