We have been searching for a solution to our backyard. We get very little sun because of trees - removing them is not an option because they are not on our property, we've trimmed but still do not get much sun. Our yard is currently dirt and lots of it! We are planning on installing a patio this spring/summer to help with some of the dirt. We are thinking of putting down wood chips or something like this since grass will not grow. We have two very active labrador dogs. We've looking into "turf" and "artifical grass" all which are great options, however they are both very expensive and only last 7-10 years. Any suggestions on a cover for the remainder of our "dirt" yard? Thank you.