Re: Back Yard/No Sun/Dirt/Two Dogs - Help!
If you want a beautiful yard, that would require keeping the dogs off of it as a general rule. Dogs are hard on grass, from digging to wear trails, to constant trampling in a delicate environment. To achieve this you'd have to create a dog run area to keep the dogs from day to day and only let them on the yard periodically for short periods of time.
Without grass, you could easily landscape with shrubbery then mulch with chips or bark. What kinds of surfaces do you find at the local dog parks?
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