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Anonymous added on January 23, 2011 | Answered

I have a backyard about 20′ X 60′. I also have two large dogs. The dogs have the run of the yard, which is great, but they have turned what was very feeble grass into mud. Is there anything I can put down or any kind of groundcover that will allow them to run around, yet withstand their pounding (and occasional digging) and still look a little bit decent? I’m not worried about anything too beautiful, but I’d prefer something as an alternative to the muddy yard I currently have.

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Answered on February 8, 2011

There is not a groundcover that can withstand that kind of damage. You may want to consider some hardscaping options, such as sand or pebbles for the areas they play it.

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