I am looking for suggestions on what I can do with my backyard. The area is about 50x25. Also I have a large dog that is outside unsupervised a majority of the day. So that takes sod out of the picture. (Actually I would like a little patch of grass for the dog, just not the whole yard where it can be destroyed) I would like to keep my budget under 1k and I can attempt to do all the labor myself. Any ideas?