grass,ground cover,shaded area for dogs - Knowledgebase Question

carrollton, Te
Question by di4rank
March 27, 2010
i have a shaded area,4x15 that gets morning sun only.i have dogs that would like to use that area for the potty...what do u sugest instead of bear ground?

Answer from NGA
March 27, 2010


Dogs are pretty hard on any turf or groundcovers. You might try mondo grass (an ornamental that doesn't require mowing) or Ajuga (carpet bugle) which is low growing and tolerates foot traffic. 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. It can be hosed off. Best wishes with your dog-friendly yard!

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