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Dogs Destroyed Lawn

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fairways, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. fairways

    fairways LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    I had a lady today wanting me to something with her back yard where her two dogs had destroyed it. There is grass, but there are paths that you can see where the dogs run and it is down to dirt. Should I aerate the yard and overseed? Give me some suggestions
  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    The dogs will just continue to destroy it.If she wants a nice lawn she will have to put the dogs elseware or put the lawn elseware and make that area a dog area only with a patch of lawn mabey and the rest dirt or mulch.
  3. fairways

    fairways LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    actually the dogs are gone now, both got out and where hit by a car, so the dog are not the problem anymore, any suggestion on the best way to fix her lawn
  4. LawnSmith

    LawnSmith LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 389

    prep the ground, add topsoil if needed and sod the area.
  5. slow release

    slow release LawnSite Member
    Posts: 94

    Aerate several times to really loosen the soil then slice seed or broadcast seed and rake/roll. Apply some starter fertilizer,.....water,water,water payup
  6. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    We had a similar call two weeks ago. This lady has 3 large breed dogs, and they were just brutal on the front lawn( 22X40'). She was interested in synthetic turf, and that's all she wanted to hear about. So, I sold my first synthetic lawn install in Morgantown this week. We could have fixed the rutting and dead lawn area, but it would be in constant need of repair due to the dogs. Now she will have one install, and not have to deal with it the rest of her life.

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