My beautiful sod has gone to the dogs! Literally. When I look out over my sink, I see a path of destruction (not to mention an ugly chain link fence and dead tree). The tree is going to come out and we have plans for a bamboo hedge to hide the fence.
I'm stuck on what to do for the "lawn" area. I don't like artificial grass. Our Doberman and Golden Retriever stay in the back yard while we are at work. I can't really keep them off the grass. It's been suggested to put down gravel, but I want something pretty to gaze upon (pebbles just don't do it for me).
P.S. We are in Southern CA--if you have suggestions for plants (USDA Zone 9B)