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What's the best way to control mud in a yard used by a large dog?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 26, 2013 01:11 AM
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I live in western Oregon, where it rains about 8 months of the year. I have a small urban lot, with a 40 x 30 backyard. 2/3 of that is set aside for my active, 70# dog. I'm sure you can imagine what happens to the yard once the rain starts. I'm tempted to put down yard cloth and aggregate and call it done, but she seems to enjoy the grass. I don't irrigate or fertilize, and have a manual mower, so there's really little ecological investment when it comes to maintaining the turf. But I don't much want her bringing the entire yard into the house on her feet for several months a year. What do you suggest to get the mud under control?




 

 

I live in western Oregon, where it rains about 8 months of the year. I have a small urban lot, with a 40 x 30 backyard. 2/3 of that is set aside for my active, 70# dog. I'm sure you can imagine what happens to the yard once the rain starts. I'm tempted to put down yard cloth and aggregate and call it done, but she seems to enjoy the grass. I don't irrigate or fertilize, and have a manual mower, so there's really little ecological investment when it comes to maintaining the turf. But I don't much want her bringing the entire yard into the house on her feet for several months a year. What do you suggest to get the mud under control?

There really isn't a way to prevent mud without going over it all with brick, gravel, or a ton of mulch.

I would possibly consider shrinking the grassy area so your...


 

 

 
 
 

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