Animal Control In The Garden

Dog Path

Anonymous added on March 13, 2012 | Answered

I have a sheepdog in a fenced yard. Problem, she has made a muddy mess of my yard. She runs constantly around the edge of the yard and has created a huge mud path. I don't have a lot of money to work with. I need a solution for a dog path, some way to clean up the yard, and keep her from getting hurt. I thought about mulch, but I think that may just make a bigger mess and not sure how healthy that would be on the dog's feet. I am constantly mopping the floors, from when she comes in, especially when it rains. Love the dog, hate the muddy mess.

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Answered on March 14, 2012

Solid pavers, like river rock or flagstone, as opposed to mulch or even gravel, are a good choice when creating paths for dogs. Not only does it cut down on mud but can reduce digging, which loose materials may encourage.

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