no mulch, no pea gravel. what else is there?
we have 2 large dogs that we share our backyard with. they have killed off all the grass that used to barely survive in our shady yard. we have been using mulch as a means to cover the mud but after having allergy tests done on our pets, we have found that they are allergic to the mulch as well as most grasses. we were going to use pea gravel to cover the lawn portion of the yard and use brick border to separate it from the pretty stuff (bushes and plants)but found that it would cost over $2,000 to cover the space. i need something that will cover the muddy yard without aggrevating my dogs' allergies. i would love it if it was something pretty. any ideas????