Any advice on growing and keeping grass in an area with 2 large dogs.

I have sodded and seeded but for some reason it becomes a dirt pile again.

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  • Diane Taylor Noel Diane Taylor Noel on Feb 16, 2018
    Have you tried fencing off the area for a season. I had to do this with my dog. Fence a different area off every year to get the grass to go back. It is a never ending process unless you decide to turn that particular area into something else, rock garden, pond, or flower bed.
    • Donna Donna on Feb 16, 2018
      The weird thing is my daughter has 3 large dogs and her back yard is sod when they bought the house and the grass is still thick and green with 3 dogs running around. I am thinking of sodding this Spring again and give it one last try.
  • Diane Taylor Noel Diane Taylor Noel on Feb 16, 2018
    The only other thing I can think of is you need to use a different type of seed. If it is sun and shade etc. Maybe the lawn needs to be aerated. Good luck Donna.
  • Ric7067269 Ric7067269 on Feb 17, 2018
    If the dogs are digging the grass up try large balls throw around the, saved my yard hope it works for you.
    • Donna Donna on Feb 17, 2018
      I think them running around just wears it down and erodes the sod.
      They do have dozens of tennis balls and a supposed huge ball they could not bite thew but it is well chewed by the German Shepherd.
      Thank you
  • Debi Debi on Feb 17, 2018
    My dogs do the same thing. We eventually filled the area with pebble rock couldn’t stand the mud.
  • Stacey Drake Harness Stacey Drake Harness on Feb 17, 2018
    You should check with a landscaper, county extension office, etc., on the best type of grass to use. You'll probably need a broad leaf with sturdy root, but it all depends on where you are and the soil type. Dogs...gotta love 'em!
  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Feb 17, 2018
    We had problems with dog urine devastating the green grassy turf. When the human leash training and otc urine ph supplement and other recommendations failed-We resorted to a remote training collar to train our dogs over the last 17+ years. This collar is exactly the same principle as our existing invisible fence, but you can resort to a tone only button initiation to keep the dog away from an area you’re trying to protect. There are two different zap modes of nick and shock that you initiate and regulate by a intensity dial. Its the same type of collars hunting dogs use.
    I do realize these Remote training collars are not for all people but if you using invisible type fence already- it’s likely a great option. My dogs were trained to pee and in mulched area and our grass has been great the last 17years. After training they dont need to wear the collar.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 13, 2021


    Keep your dogs off the Grass! It is the constant wear from them running up and down etc.

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