Here are five recommended ground covers for a dog friendly backyard: 1.) Elfin Thyme 2.) Irish Moss 3.) Miniature Stonecrop 4.) Labrador Violet 5.) Snow in Summer Ground covers make great accents to flower beds, between stepping stones, or in rock gardens. They fill in quickly and choke out weeds naturally. Lush ground covers make the ground softer so better for your dog to nap on, or for you to walk on in bare feet!
The Family Handyman DIY Tip of the Day: Keep Dog Pee From Ruining Your Yard. Dog urine discolors and kills grass. Replace part of the lawn with landscape fabric covered with pea gravel, then add a few dog-friendly decorations!