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!
Let’s face it - dogs dig; they roll around in the mulch; they dart through the flower beds and potty on the petunias. That said, although the picture-perfect, magazine cover-worthy backyard might not be possible, with a bit of creativity, a little landscape planning, and a lot of compromise, you can easily create a beautiful and functional backyard you’ll both love!
For many pet parents, warm weather is a welcomed treat. We get to spend more time outdoors with our four-legged companions, enjoying the sunshine and participating in fun outside activities. That is, until we hear that all too familiar buzz of the dreaded mosquito.