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What are good options for ground cover in new fenced dog run?

Dawn DyeDawn Dye RadnorPosts: 4Member
We just installed a 6-ft stockade fence for our two dogs in our shady backyard. The ground is currently weedy, rocky, and dirt/mud. We are wondering what some good options are for planting or placing in the area that are dog-friendly and will grow in the shade, if we use groundcovers. Grass will not grow. We are considering bark mulch, recycled rubber mulch (but are worried the puppy will try to eat it) or planting English ivy. Thoughts? What have others used?

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  • Richard AtchesonRichard Atcheson Northern USAPosts: 3,570Member
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    We have grass and flagstone. English ivy is tough. You might try it.
  • Linda MatthewsLinda Matthews Plain cityPosts: 6,859Member
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    You can thinly spread Straw out. They sell it by the large bale in garden, tractor and large animal stores/also in the country at a farm for around 4-5 dollars, alot of landscape companies use it.
  • Accepted Answer
    Maybe not the rubber mulch... You might consider including a large sand box in the landscaping so the dogs can dig without ruining the shrubbery and getting filthy. You can also hide toys in it if they get bored.
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