Let’s face it, having a furry friend often means sacrificing that pristine lawn vision. But don’t despair, St. Louis pet owners! A vibrant, playful yard for your pup and a lush, green oasis for you aren’t mutually exclusive. The key lies in carefully choosing the right sod and implementing smart strategies to protect your investment.
Sod varieties that stand up to paws:
This durable grass holds up well to heavy traffic and resists wear and tear from playful pups.
With its fast-growing nature and self-repairing abilities, Kentucky bluegrass bounces back quickly from digging and play
This dense, heat-tolerant grass forms a thick mat that withstands energetic play and protects against erosion.
Another champion for St. Louis heat, Bermuda grass recovers well from wear and tear, but requires more sunlight than other options.
Protecting your pet-friendly sod:
Designated pee zones
Train your pup to “go” in a specific area where you can use diluted vinegar or other pet-safe solutions to neutralize urine and prevent burn spots.
Promptly removing waste prevents unwanted nitrogen build-up that can damage the grass.
Shade and water breaks
Ensure your furry friend has access to cool shade and hydration, particularly during hot St. Louis summers.
Rotate play areas
Don’t confine your dog to the same spot all the time. Give the grass a chance to recover by shifting your pet’s playtime areas.
- Bonus tip: Consider installing a dog run made from pet-friendly materials like gravel or artificial turf to create a dedicated play area that won’t damage your sod.
Partner with St. Louis Sod Install for your pet-friendly paradise:
At St. Louis Sod Install, we understand the unique needs of pet owners. We can help you choose the perfect dog-friendly sod variety for your St. Louis yard, discuss protective strategies, and even offer professional installation services. Contact us today for a free consultation and let’s turn your backyard into a happy haven for both you and your furry companion!