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Old 03-01-2011, 11:32 PM
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What the most dog resistant lawn we can buy?

I wonder ( assuming I don't get fake grass for my house ) what might be the best grass for us dog owners to have at our home?

What will take the punishment a dog can dump on a lawn best?
I always hear about how urine will stain or burn the grass...?
& what about when he drop solid waste?

Are some able to take attempts at digging better than others?

& what might be other considerations I should think about when it comes to keeping a beautiful lawn at my home that will also have a dog on the grass everyday?
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I have st augustine and am very pleased with it. Holds up to the urine and wear. Not technically a grass, but you get the idea
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Not technically a grass,
Then what is it? Technically?
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What will take the punishment a dog can dump on a lawn best?
I honestly do not know what type of grass holds up the best to dogs. I would assume that your choices would first depend on climate, soil type, the amount of sun/shade, etc.
Personally, we do not keep a perfect lawn of only one type of grass. There are some people in the neighborhood that do, but it seems like they are contantly struggling to maintain it. I perfer my more natural yard that has green everywhere, but different grasses and "weeds" that just grow naturally. We never water the grass (only our flower beds and garden) and the only real maintance is mowing!

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I always hear about how urine will stain or burn the grass...?
Perhaps look into products that people use to prevent urine burns. I don't use them but perhaps someone else here has!

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& what about when he drop solid waste?
I have never experienced poo damaging our lawn.
Just invest in a pooper scooper so that you can pick up after you dog goes.

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Are some able to take attempts at digging better than others?
If you wind up with a digger, then perhaps consider putting in a sandbox and teaching your dog to dig there. This spring, I am hoping to actually do this myself since my male peke like to dig in my mulched flower gardens so much!

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& what might be other considerations I should think about when it comes to keeping a beautiful lawn at my home that will also have a dog on the grass everyday?
My biggest suggestion would be to search the internet for dog friendly landscaping ideas and to just be creative!

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My biggest suggestion would be to search the internet for dog friendly landscaping ideas and to just be creative!
Great Idea!
I'll start looking for that.
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Just google search st augustine. Its popular in socal because its drought tolerant. It spreads so its self repairing
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Just google search st augustine. Its popular in socal because its drought tolerant. It spreads so its self repairing
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Yes I think I've heard it stays green throughout the year, for the most part?
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It goes dormant but stays green yes you can always overseed with a a real grass. Mine is over seeded with bluegrass and fescue
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I just read that a Clover lawn is a good option because it dose not stain like a regular lawn does with dog urine.
yet it not a regular lawn.
Yet might still look pretty being it would stay green.

I'm gonna look more into this.
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Seconding the clover - specifically dutch white clover. I have it all over my backyard. It's fine with the dogs, never yellows, is tough, drought-resistant and never needs fertilizer. The best part is, I only have to mow it once or twice a year since it doesn't grow that high.
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