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Old 02-01-2013, 01:17 PM
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Compressed gravel makes a really nice path. Unless you enjoy rehabbing worn out areas of lawn, give up on grass in the most worn areas. I don't know where youlive, but here in NE Kansas, we can only renovate lawns in the fall because of weather conditions. That is a long time to wait if you didn't do it last fall.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:16 PM
Location: Los Angeles
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My back yard , where my Shepherd spends some of his day, has an area that was down to the dirt where he has made a path.
I don't worry about it the months it is dry here in SoCal, but in the rainy winter it was becoming a problem with him tracking in mud.
I found a quick cure, and it has worked great.
I just rake up the leaves in the front yard, and transfer them to the back where he plays.
No more mud.
The leaves absorb the rain , and because the leaves are scattered thickly in the back yard, he doesn't bring in mud or dirt at all.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:32 AM
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I have doggie paths from playing fetch. Mulch. Shredded bark mulch seems to "hold" the best for run areas but if it is flat cypress playground mulch lasts a little longer. (But you have to keep it contained or raked as it moves around more)
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