Q: What do dog owners do to grow grass in a muddy yard
My dogs have destoyed the grass in the back yard as my yard is slightly wet and when they run around they rip up the grass with their feet. My one dog always scratches the ground after he pees.. and rips up grass..I have a decent size yard.. but it is getting muddier by the minute..thinking about fencing some of it off to throw seed down in the spring but dont see how this will work.. as the grass will be fragile and probably ripped out again. Does anyone have suggestions.. types of grass to use thats hardy...
Feb 23, 2009
We use zoysia grass, It is extremely durable, only have to water it once, when you plant the plugs, then you are done. It grows very thick, but not very tall, so you only have to mow around 2-3 times a year. It chokes out all kinds of weeds and other grasses, but so far for us, it has been worth it. website is www.zoysiafarms.com/bi
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Feb 21, 2009
We have this same problem with our bloodhounds who run up and down along the fence on one side of our yard - it becomes a muddy mess every time it rains and eventually finds its way into the house via eight huge paws - my husband decide to build something like a boardwalk along the fence since the grass was never going to have chance to grow anyway.
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Feb 22, 2009
Fescue is a remarkably hardy grass, just ask any farmer who's trying to rid it from a field...
Sounds like you may have some yard drainage issues to take care of. If your yard is muddy and wet for many days after it rains then you probably need to look into finding a better way for that water to flow out of your yard and on to whereever it's supposed to go.
At my old house all of my neighbors back yards drained into my back yard, and kept much of it muddy for a week or so after a rainstorm. I had to put in a drainage pipe to get the water to flow into the stormwater drain like it was supposed to.
Doing that little bit of drainage work really helped the grass in my back yard, and made it a lot harder for my dogs to rip it all up in their running and playing.
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