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Old 03-28-2010, 05:07 PM
 
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You can get a $5.00 off coupon online at Scotts for the Easy seed. My backyard is a mud pit too. I kept looking for the ark to go by since we have had so much rain.

I bought that patch stuff to try in one area where it stays muddy.
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:46 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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You can get a $5.00 off coupon online at Scotts for the Easy seed. My backyard is a mud pit too. I kept looking for the ark to go by since we have had so much rain.

I bought that patch stuff to try in one area where it stays muddy.
send it by my house after it picks all of y'all up.....

i swear, i am growing gills in my neck......
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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I built a dog yard in my backyard. I got tired of all the dirt getting tracked into the house. I cocered the entire yard except around the trees with 8 inches if mixed size pea gravel. I placed some big stones here and there and and created a "Japanese garden" dog yard. It. worked perfectly. No more mud, no grass to mow, easily cleaned. The people who bought that house from me took it out and put grass back in. It must have been fun moving 100 tons of stone. LOL
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:41 PM
 
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My Great Pyr has become accustomed to the "prison shower" he gets after whalumping through the mud. He just stands and looks dejected while I hose him down.

We will be putting down ceder chips in the paths and some flagstones on the slopes.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:21 PM
 
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Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks a bunch
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Old 12-14-2016, 02:29 PM
 
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We have always built a kennel off of a back or garage door. We make it rather large (one was about living room size, the one we have with this house is about 6' wide, 15' long), with gates and doggy door into garage. We brick it (you can use cheap patio bricks or more pricey varieties and make sure you tilt it so drainage is away from house. The paws only get wet, not muddy, and rarely track anything inside.
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Old 12-15-2016, 12:14 PM
 
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I read this thread and laughed a bit. We had a notorious terrier for many years. In addition to the aforementioned ground cover / mulch / bark / etc solutions, we got adept at doing the quick "field wash" using a hose.
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Old 12-16-2016, 03:51 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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Thinking of sprinkling some tobasco sauce on what little grass we do have left in the fenced in back yard. Damn, our Lab mix makes it his mission to grab a clump before coming back into the house. Our luck, he might actually like that. Sigh.

I do have a container of neutralizing liquid that I can mix in with some of our kitchen faucet water to a sprinkling canister. Using just enough to slightly moisten, then absorb into ground. We shut the valves leading to outdoor faucets and put covers over them prior to the winter. When Soring gets here and I have more time, I can get more serious with the possibility of re-doing the yard out back.

I've wanted to put those "special" rocks that go in their water bowls but knowing the Lab, he'll probably take them out and start chewing on them. Yes, he does have other things - beef or other specialty flavored gnaw bones available. "They" say that they're safe but I'm not always convinced.

We do use paw wipes from Earthbath or Earth born (can't recall exact name right now) and have those micro absorbant dog towels in basement to use. Same for mats. Luckily, the ground isn't muddy this time.
Crossing our fingers it stays like that until we can find our ideal situation to tackle our backyard issues.
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Old 12-21-2016, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, Ca
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i had no idea my dogs were climbing all over my house while I was at work until recently when my yard became muddier than usual. I leave a door open so they can go in and out during the day. I recently came home to muddy paw prints on the coffee table, kitchen table, counter tops, in the bathtub....and I thought they just slept all day.
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