Grass + dog = dirt
March 28, 2010 11:38 AM Subscribe
Our very active dog has turned what used to be a fairly nice backyard lawn into clumps of grass and lots of dirt.
posted by davcoo to Home & Garden (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Our very active 8-year-old middle-size dog
has turned what used to be a nice lawn in our medium-sized backyard into clumps of grass (about 75% of the area) and lots of dirt. Since he runs so much, he's quickly turned the dirt into very fine dust, which he loves to run and roll around in. We need to do something about the dirt and dust (and mud) he brings into the house.
A couple of suggestions we've considered:
- A chain-link-fence-enclosed dog run (I'm not sure this would give him enough exercise as he likes to repeatedly run the full length of the yard, plus he'd still be running in dirt/dust)
- Install decomposed granite instead of grass (but rain turns it mud-like, and also my wife would like some green grass back there)
We'd appreciate any advice (except getting rid of the dog), keeping in mind we don't necessarily want to spend tens of thousands of dollars on this.