May 1, 2010 8:09 PM Subscribe
What is the best backyard rock for our 3 dogs that will work for our house in Arizona?
posted by chillax to Home & Garden (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My wife and I just moved into a new house in Arizona with a backyard that is currently all dirt. We have 3 dogs: 2 pitbulls (40lbs and 60lbs) and 1 mini dachshund (8lbs). We originally planned on having river rock (pea gravel) due to its smooth, rounded nature for the dogs' feet.
I started hearing that it may get too hot in the summer and also that it might make it tough for the little doxen to walk around. We are in search of a better solution or contradictions to what I've heard if that is incorrect.
We are most concerned with the rock not being too rough on the dogs' feet and also being easy to maintain (pick up after the dogs). We are working on a budget of up to $1,000 so we are looking for a relatively inexpensive solution. The estimate for our backyard with the pea gravel was about 10 tons and also included installing a few small trees and bushes.