Q Lawns grow great lawns for dogs

Q Lawns grow great lawns for dogs from Harrowden Turf Ltd

By: Harrowden Turf Ltd  05/09/2012
Keywords: lawn care, garden & lawn care, turf

Keeping a lawn in good condition when it is regularly exposed to the rough and tumble of dogs and/or children is not as difficult as some gardeners will have you think.  Before you give up and build a deck or a patio and install some artificial turf, read this article from Angela Lambert and Debs Addison.  Both ladies are dog owners and lawn lovers and neither are ashamed of their grass. Part of the secret to meeting the needs of the lawn and the dogs is careful design and prudent turf selection 
Designing a lawn for dogs:  
If a lawn is to be hardwearing, it needs to have as much light and air as possible.  Trim trees and shrubs to reduce shade.  If you know that your dog is likely to spend a lot of time patrolling the fence, or if he has a regular route around the garden consider replacing that part of the lawn with a path of woodchip mulch … it will be much easier to keep in good condition.Choose the right turf:  If your dog is going to be allowed to play on the lawn, you will need a really tough turf. Try to make sure it contains ryegrass…which is one of the toughest grasses we have in the UK and is commonly used on tennis courts and sportsfields. Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass is another good grass for dogs, it grows from underground stems and is brilliant at repairing smallish scuff marks and bald patches without extra seed being needed. Q-Grass turf contains a good proportion of dwarf perennial ryegrass and smooth stalked meadow grass as well as some fescue grasses to help give the lawn a velvety texture. When laying turf, make sure the ground is really well prepared so that the grass roots don’t need to struggle to grow deep into the soil to find food and water.

follow the link to read Q Lawns blog post on lawns for dogs....it includes hints and tips for dealing with urine scorch http://www.qlawns.co.uk/blog/lawns-for-dogs/

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