Choosing The Right Grass For Dogs
You love your pup, but even mans best friend can create a headache from time to time , especially when it comes to your lawn. From digging holes to staining grass with their nitrogen rich urine, dogs can ruin am impeccable stretch of grass in a single summer. Choosing the best grass for dogs is imperative to maintaining a healthy lawn.
High Traffic Grass
Some grasses are hardier than others. These grasses are ideal for areas that endure high traffic. They stand up to running kids, rolling dogs and can even withstand frequent urine better than other types of grass. When in doubt, choose a high traffic grass for your lawn, even if your dog ownership is in your future plans and not in a current reality. These three types are particulrly popular for dogs; the right grass for you depends largely on the climate in your area.
Bermudda grass is a good high traffic grass in warm weather climates. You can plant the grass from seeds, plugs or sod fromMat to September and expect the lawn to be established within one year when the grass is in growing in full
sun. Despite having fairly fine leaves, your lawn will be durable and tolerant of heat and drought.
St. Augustine Grass.
The type of grass, also ideal for warm climate lawns, has a dense turf that helps it hold up to dog play and other traffic. The coarse leaves add to its resilience, and the gras can thrive even in partial shade. St. Augustine grass can be grown from seed, but the seeds are often hard to come by may not succeed. Fortunately, plugs and sod are also available in St. Augustine varietis.
Perennial rye grass is a good option for cold weather climates. Not only does the grass stand up to stampeding paws, but it can recover from urine damage. An added benefit of planting perennial rye grass seeds is that it can establish quickly with thr right growing conditions, including plenty of water and enough nutrients.