The Q&A Archives: Dogs and Lawns

Question: I have 2 large dogs and I have planted things in my backyard and nothing survives. I have no grass anymore. Do you have any suggestions to what I can to do to try to have a yard that is half way decent?

Answer: Dogs are pretty hard on any turf or groundcovers. In order for the lawn to recover, you will need to fence off the damaged areas for a while to keep traffic off. The only other alternative is to use a pet-friendly artificial turf in the area. There are many types to choose from and some have an amazingly natural look. For options, do a web search on synthetic turf.

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