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Old 03-07-2010, 10:28 AM
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If there's mud, the straw will get worked into it and become a soggy, muddy mess - make sure you buy a metal pitchfork... On the plus side, you can make bricks!

1/2 inch gravel works nicely, it packs down pretty well (you can buy a tamper at any hardware store), drains, is an easy surface to scoop and doesn't 'go back to the river' like river rock will (I swear that stuff floats!) We just had 19 tons dropped on our driveway/parking area - cost $200.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by sillysally View Post
If you have several dogs running frequently on a 30x30 plot of ground, you are going to have serious mud issues, especially if the root are not well established.
Oh, I know. We have an L shaped area 100x100 on the long sides and about 50x50 on the short sides, and having nice grass is something I long gave up. Still, I'd rather they feel grass and dirt under their feet than artificial surfaces or rock/gravel.

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Old 03-07-2010, 10:58 AM
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I like mulch better that gravel . Make some containers from rail road timbers to add some plants for color .
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