Caring for sod when you have a dog can be a bit more challenging, but it is definitely doable. Here are a few tips to help you maintain a healthy lawn while also accommodating your pet:
Limit Your Dog’s Access to the Sod
By fencing off or limiting your dog’s access to certain areas of the lawn, you can help prevent excessive wear and tear.
Repair Bare or Damaged Spots
Dogs can cause bare spots in the lawn by digging or urinating. Repairing these spots as soon as they appear will help prevent further damage and promote healthy growth.
Train Your Dog to Use a Designated Area
Training your dog to use a designated area for elimination will help to prevent urine from damaging the lawn.
Aerate and Fertilize the Lawn
Regularly aerating and fertilizing your lawn will help to promote strong, healthy growth and make it more resilient to wear and tear.
Water and Mow the Lawn Regularly
Watering and mowing your lawn on a regular basis will help to keep it healthy and looking good.
Clean Up After Your Dog
Always clean up after your dog to avoid any bacteria and odors that can damage the grass.
Consider Using Dog-Resistant Grass
Some grass varieties are more resistant to wear and tear from dogs, including tall Fescue, perennial ryegrass, and Kentucky bluegrass. Consider using these varieties when installing a new lawn or reseeding bare spots.
Remember that it’s important to be patient, as it may take some time for your lawn to fully recover from any damage caused by your dog. With proper care and attention, however, it is possible to have a beautiful lawn that both you and your pet can enjoy. Please contact us for more information on growing a dog-friendly lawn that you can be proud of.