Planting for Odor control - Knowledgebase Question

Memphis, Te
Question by sherrie_boon
January 13, 2011
I need know what types of trees or shrubbery can be planted to control odor in my backyard, I have a large dog and my neighbor complains about the waste odor.


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Answer from NGA
January 13, 2011

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You can try using one of the enzyme-based odor eliminators found at pet stores on the dog run, you can dig a hole and bury the feces, or collect the waste and place it in a covered container on a daily basis. These steps will remove the odors at their sources. To further mask the odors, try using cedar shavings as a mulch around your landscape, plant strong smelling herbs and perennials such as lavender, peppermint, terragon and rosemary. Hope these suggestions are helpful.

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