I have an article on dogscaping, but your case is made especially difficult by the presence of the huge tree. If I were you, I would forget about growing anything in the ground in this area. Instead, I would do two things:
- Lay down a 3-inch layer of bark mulch under the maple tree.
- Decorate the area with container gardens.
As the dogs displace the bark mulch, you will have to replace it. Nonetheless, in the long run, I think you will find this less work than trying to grow plants in the ground in this area. When you select plants to grow in pots for this project, make sure that they are not plants poisonous to dogs. Also, to limit dog damage to the plants, select large containers: Pots high enough that the dogs won't be tempted to urinate on the plants, etc.
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