Pev. pinner have this where the dogs come out of the porch in the side yard. No worn down grass .... For me an easy way to add some stability to my pea gravel paths for not a lot of cost ..... Add.some pavers
The bottom corner it looks like those are ginger lillies??? A possibility maybe??? From what I hear they grow out of control, but that also maybe means they are fast growers which would be a good thing for my timeline.