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lerg2sc
K-9 Lawn Mowers
lerg2sc

Help,

I have two medium size dogs that spend lots of time in our backyard. The yard is about 50x50. I haven't tried too hard to plant grass, but believe with all the activity it will be difficult.

The soil is a sandy mixture and there is medium light. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am looking for any solution to clean up the backyard a bit. The dogs currently track in tons of dirt and mud.

peterbouchard
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peterbouchard

I have the same problem. Dogs and having a nice yard can be difficult. I have one stupid basset. I've tried to tell him to go on the neighbors lawn, but he looks at me with that long face of his, knowing I was telling him to do wrong.

I believe that my dog...well, is my mother-in-law reincarnated. I don't know how many times I've looked up the life-span of this dog. Don't get me wrong. I love the dog, hate having him.

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

What you may want to consider is to create a dog run area with gravel or other low tracking (bringing it in on their feet ) material. They can be in this area most of the time and kept off the grass when it's most vulnerable to damage and mud.

Here at my house I have the yard completely isolated from the driveway, which is gated. In the winter and rainy season, we keep the dogs off the yard and allow them to run the driveway, which is a combination of asphalt and gravel. They have been trained to do their business in the gravel away from the house and driveway. Similarly for you, their run could be incorporated down the side of the house and along one side of the backyard, leaving the rest of the yard for you to plant and enjoy.

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