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by Louise M. Penery on 15 March 2008 - 08:23
I got tired of having "tar babies" during the winter.
Despite a rainy winter this year, I have no muddy dogs these days. Along the fence lines in the backyard, I had a contractor put in a wide pathway of compacted, decomposed granite (surrounding the lawn). The dogs are not allowed to play on the central, sodded area during the winter. This combination eliminates mud during the winter and dust during the summer.
Although the rest of the front yard has sod, the fenced, front courtyard/patio area has Basalite pavers. Two of the dogs generally hang out here during the day and have a covered front deck (durable, synthetic wood) plus the surrounding pavers.
The side yards are largely cemented.