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    Grass

    I need advice/suggestions please.

    I have a garden, in London and I have a garden

    Thing is the grass wasn't all that great, loads of weeds and not a very good root structure, so my dog eing the cross Greyhound he is, ran around in circles (not chasing a rabbit ) and tore up what was there. So now I have mud with no grass

    Should I...

    a) block off the grass area and plant new seeds

    b) use turf (maybe very pricey)

    c) something else... Open to suggestions

    Whichever I do I need advice on how long not to let him on it for, grass I am clueless about.
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    Re: Grass

    Quote Originally Posted by letha
    I need advice/suggestions please.

    I have a garden, in London and I have a garden

    Thing is the grass wasn't all that great, loads of weeds and not a very good root structure, so my dog eing the cross Greyhound he is, ran around in circles (not chasing a rabbit ) and tore up what was there. So now I have mud with no grass

    Should I...

    a) block off the grass area and plant new seeds

    b) use turf (maybe very pricey)

    c) something else... Open to suggestions

    Whichever I do I need advice on how long not to let him on it for, grass I am clueless about.
    Letha,

    Contact your local hydro-seed company. They'll help you figure out what kind of grass you should grow. (Especially for your climate and use.)

    The cost is less than turf but more than seeds. It works great though and you'll have new thick grass sprouting in about a week - 2 weeks.

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    Re: Grass

    The problem with whatever grass you put back, is the dog can/will
    potentially damage it again.

    Years ago in a place we were living, we re-sodded. We kept our 70
    pound gsd off of it for about six weeks. It was fine after that, but we
    had created a "Big Dog Potty Spot" to one side that was just redwood
    bark. And since she got almost daily long walks, she didn't run around
    on it and tear it up.

    The next place we lived we had the potty spot was "pea" gravel...
    worked out pretty well but I know that's not for everybody.
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    Re: Grass

    How about Synthetic Grass ? They are green all year around, and only mud with no grass will never happen after about 5-8 years, since the life span of Synthetic Grass is such long. And some color are pretty close to the real one, even your dog will not find out the difference! Below is one for your first reference~

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    Consider this as a clean slate situation. Don't think what was there, brainstorm what you can do with that place now.

    I would recommend you to plant new seeds and grow some natural grass. An artificial turf is still a good option, however, planting natural grass will give you a sense of accomplishment and you might feel close to nature (I do).

    First of all, use a best battery operated string trimmer, to remove any weed or remaining grass. https://homestuffpro.com/best-battery-string-trimmer/

    Then use a good lawn aerator to make sure the soil has enough oxygen. https://www.thespruce.com/best-lawn-aerators-4153550

    Then buy some good perennial grass seeds like(https://www.amazon.com/GreenView-Fai...dp/B071DNL4YY/)

    Then after make sure to water it daily until you have a lush green grass garden.

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    Re: Grass

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    Re: Grass

    I think he is just trying to help.

    Though I would add that a lot of the choice for what type of grass to use is dependent upon the region.

    Where we live a nice Fescue usually will do, or a mix of Fescue and Bluegrass.
    But in other regions something different might be required.

    These guys have a nice page, identifying five common lawn grass species though I am not sure I would buy from them. The local hardware store will usually carry good local varieties.
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    Re: Grass

    I think artificial turf can be a good solution.

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