Dog Bed

After many years of having dogs and contending with the yellow spots in the yard I came up with this idea to make it a little nicer to look at. I first timbered off an area off the back porch. Filled it with mulch and put in concrete pavers for the walkway. Then started planting shrubs and flowers inside the timbers and around the border of it. Made sure they were far enough away from the dogs MAIN area of use. Also put in a concrete fire hydrant for the male dog! Works great, no yellow spots. In the fall we also mulch leaves to put on top then wood mulch on that. Someone told me they decay of leaves helps to keep the smell down, it does work. Also I use the bed for starting shrub cuttings. Everything thrives in the soil. Maybe this will help others with the yellow spot problem. Have not put a roof on the back porch yet, thus the umbrella for the dogs.

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  • Sandra R- sounds like this is working great for you and your dogs. Thanks for sharing!

  • Carla Seif
    on Aug 1, 2013

    I have 2 German Shepherds and have a little over 2 acres of land and gardens but beyond that is thousands of acres of woods ,soybean fields and corn fields, our dogs were always trained to potty out, thats our command which mean woods or fields. But now Caesar is 10yrs old and makes it all the way out to the point where we burn so thats fine, Doc he is 12, he barely gets out the door now if even. I love my babies so we deal with it everyday. Wouldn't trade my dogs for a spotless lawn anyday so I work at it everyday just like you do with kids. My philosophy is you can have pets or you can have a gorgeous property or house. I would rather have a little disarray and pets :) . But it does look fabulous.

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