What is a good option (other than grass) for bare grass spot?

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Dog scratched up grass and starting to dig up dirt in small triangle patch of yard. Being on a leash, I can't put down anything that leash will get tangled up. Grass is NOT an option as she will just scratch it up again.
q what is a good option other than grass for bare grass spot
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  • Judy Ferrell Judy Ferrell on May 15, 2017
    carry your pavers over and put a container of flowers on it

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 15, 2017
    Cut the corner out a little more,edge with bottles,bricks,broken plates.put landscape fabric downed add rocks,make a large container to fill up the area,or put a garden statue there.

    • Mfbandit769 Mfbandit769 on May 15, 2017
      Oh yeah, great idea. Put broken bottles, glass and plates out for the dog to injury him/herself on. Sounds like torture for a tied up dog to me.

  • Danielle Gleason Illich Danielle Gleason Illich on May 15, 2017
    ☝️ I agree, rocks would be perfect!

  • Judy Hammack Judy Hammack on May 15, 2017
    river rock/pebbles...

  • Brenda Brenda on May 15, 2017
    I agree with river rock or peebles, just make sure you use landscape fabric. I sometimes double it up to prevent weeds ir grass coming up.

  • Mfbandit769 Mfbandit769 on May 15, 2017
    It's difficult to determine how large the corner spot is, but I would enlarge it quite a bit and install a small shrub (evergreen or perennial) and face it down with shorter annuals/perennials OR simply install a bed of perennials/annuals. I believe most people think too "small" when it comes to landscaping.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 15, 2017
    I did not say broken bottles i said bottles....,broken plates mean any plates with chips that are no longer usable.

  • Chris mara Chris mara on May 15, 2017
    Keep it simple - in cost and function. If dog is leashed there you need to just put river rocks over landscape fabric. You can't put flowers or a bush or a statue or a planter as dog will trample over or get caught on them first go on the leash. If this was area where dog was not leashed, those are great ideas. I've been through this and there is nothing more annoying than doing the work making it look pretty and my dog leash caught up on or knocked down a planter or destroyed Plantings I spent good money on.

  • Banjojane66 Banjojane66 on May 15, 2017
    Sounds like you need another place for her to play. Give her a place to run, instead of digging.

  • Wendy Molnar Wendy Molnar on May 15, 2017
    I had a digger and this trick really works. I know your tired of filling this spot and know how crazy this sounds but I can guarantee this will stop your dog from digging in this same spot. Remove about 1 to 2 inches of the soil. Give the soil healthy coat of black pepper and cover it lightly with the soil you removed. Next time you dog starts digging he'll get a surprise in his nose. Don't over use the pepper but do make sure it's enough to give him a snort. He may decide to go dig somewhere else, in which case just keep repeating until he gets the idea that, that dirt is nasty stuff.

  • Susan Matejka Susan Matejka on May 15, 2017
    I live in a deed restricted community...a dog run would not be an option.

  • Susan Matejka Susan Matejka on May 15, 2017
    Thanks for your sound advice...looks like the way to go.

  • Micki Micki on Aug 23, 2017
    I would just extend the pavers into a triangle design. Will look like part of the landscape.

  • Diana Brewer Diana Brewer on Aug 27, 2017
    I have raised dogs and owned dogs since I was a teenager.The best way to stop them from digging is to put their own feces (poop)into the hole they have been digging,then shovel the dirt back in.They will smell it when they start to redig that hole and stop.No,you won't smell it yourself because you covered it with dirt.A dog's sense of smell is much keener than our's.Hope this helps!

  • Ptrish Ptrish on Aug 27, 2017
    i would add some small pavers in a decorative pattern.. I have pups as well and have tried ground cover plants, sod, small rocks etc but they often redig the area.. I placed large decorative pavers and so far so good

  • Lil Lil on Mar 04, 2018
    Or just, DON'T leash the dog!!!!!!!!!!! I hope it is leashed and not tied up

    • Susan Matejka Susan Matejka on Mar 04, 2018
      Leashed only for one to do his business and come back in. Otherwise he's a runner and we don't have a fence.

  • Eil22229440 Eil22229440 on Mar 04, 2018
    sMALL STONES????

  • Susan Matejka Susan Matejka on Mar 04, 2018
    Decided to use lava rock after cutting down the soil in a triangular shape. Works great and even helped with seepage coming into our Lanai area.