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05-30-2014 06:19 PM
Breitbach343
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Originally Posted by osito23 View Post
When we bought our house the previous owners had put pea gravel in the side yard. I wasn't sure about it at first, but now I love it. It's low maintenance and gives the dogs a non-muddy place to go potty regardless of the weather. We recently added more to it but chose "Colorado river mix" - it's basically a mix of pea gravel with slightly larger native rocks. I don't have any issues with rocks being tracked inside. Here's a picture of my side yard:

IMG_2715 by aimsterz23, on Flickr
Beautiful dog and great looking yard. I like how it looks and the benifits are a plus too.
05-30-2014 02:25 PM
osito23 When we bought our house the previous owners had put pea gravel in the side yard. I wasn't sure about it at first, but now I love it. It's low maintenance and gives the dogs a non-muddy place to go potty regardless of the weather. We recently added more to it but chose "Colorado river mix" - it's basically a mix of pea gravel with slightly larger native rocks. I don't have any issues with rocks being tracked inside. Here's a picture of my side yard:

IMG_2715 by aimsterz23, on Flickr
05-29-2014 09:09 PM
Breitbach343
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Originally Posted by wyominggrandma View Post
Except every cat in the neighborhood will use it for a giant litter box. Cats love sand.
haha yeah, we have a hard enough time keeping the unwanted cats way. Anyways, they people who owned the house before us didnt really care for it very well. I have priced it out and it'll cost me about $200 for the pea gravel alone. So thats not too bad. Ive started to take those concrete blocks you see boardering the flower beds and building a raised flower bed. ill up load pictures as i go, i just wish i had more time to do this.
05-29-2014 07:33 PM
wyominggrandma
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just saw on the news how a woman just ripped up all her gardens and lawn and bought in beach sand. cheap and easy to keep clean. just rake the sand to keep level.
Except every cat in the neighborhood will use it for a giant litter box. Cats love sand.
05-29-2014 07:13 PM
huntergreen shepherdmom and spring brz, guess sand wouldn't be the best idea then. glad i didn't try and surprise my wife with a new idea.
05-29-2014 07:07 PM
huntergreen
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Originally Posted by racer View Post
try decomposed granite and compact it down
sharp edges?
05-29-2014 12:39 PM
shepherdmom
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just saw on the news how a woman just ripped up all her gardens and lawn and bought in beach sand. cheap and easy to keep clean. just rake the sand to keep level.
I live near the lake. My yard is very sandy in areas, especially the dog pen since I can't get grass to grow there.



This is what happens when it rains.

05-29-2014 09:34 AM
Springbrz
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just saw on the news how a woman just ripped up all her gardens and lawn and bought in beach sand. cheap and easy to keep clean. just rake the sand to keep level.
I wouldn't do beach sand. Sand tracks everywhere. When it's wet it will stick to the fur and fall off in the house when it dries. Sand also gets incredibly hot in the sun, as well.
Plus, in a yard environment, sand can attract ants. It took a couple of years, but the ants love to make their home in the sand base of my patio. I have to spray it every spring or all summer I have ant hill on my patio.
05-29-2014 09:16 AM
huntergreen just saw on the news how a woman just ripped up all her gardens and lawn and bought in beach sand. cheap and easy to keep clean. just rake the sand to keep level.
05-28-2014 11:57 PM
Breitbach343 Ok. so this is the progression of my backyard so far, from beginning to current... i warn you, the images your about to see are graphic.....
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