Best way to cover dirt for dogs

by Shelbymissy
I have a 10 by 50 ft area that is nothing but dirt, (use to be grass) that turns to mud when it rains. What is best way to cover for dogs, reseeding is out of question. I live on fixed income so need cheapest way.

  6 answers
  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Mar 20, 2018

    They make a "mulch" out of recycled tires so it won't deteriorate I think that would last the longest for you and be ok on their paws.

  • Rl06898607 Rl06898607 on Mar 20, 2018

    Since seeding would be the cheapest option, what about laying down some indoor/outdoor carpeting? The green type that people put on their patios is pretty cost effective. Honestly, my first thought was rough mulch, but not sure how easy this would be on the dogs paws. Our local transfer station grinds up branches and stumps on site and you can get it for free. Stone dust might help firm up the area, but it can be expensive. good luck

  • Diane Forte Barfield Diane Forte Barfield on Mar 20, 2018

    Many communities have free mulch. You could also call your tree services. Sometimes they give away mulch. I don't know if it would be the safest or best solution. If possible, look into better drainage for that area. It can be as simple as putting in drains that help water run away.

  • Charlotte Erickson Charlotte Erickson on Mar 20, 2018

    pea gravel would be another option

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Mar 20, 2018

    Have you thought of putting in round stone gravel? Dog runs are often made of gravel for them. Either that or hire someone to put down some sod/turf or look into artificial turf yourself. Most home improvement store have artificlal turf or a combination of some gravel and some artificial turf.