I have a spot adjacent to our patio that used to be lawn and is now hard-packed dirt thanks to the two rescued galloping gardeners now inhabiting the backyard. Does anyone know anything about the newer artificial turfs on the market-how expensive, how they would hold up to our mother/son tag team, etc? I would like to have grass, but we have tried to re-establish several times and the pups just destroy it once they get running and wrestling. Any suggestions are welcome. Most of the rest of the yard (zone 7, northern VA) is wooded, so whatever they do is fine. I just want a small patch of green lawn or something that at least LOOKS LIKE lawn. The area is part shade and is about 500-600 sq. feet.