Dogs Advice

Q. Hello. I have 400 feet of fence, 3 foot wide path I would like to cover with 3-6 tall grass that can handle wet conditions. 2 nasty barking dogs on the other side of the fence. Any sugesstions Thanks Gerry

I would suggest our Prairie 7 Prairiegrass Mix. It contains Big Bluestem, Indiangrass, Switchgrass, Little Bluestem, Sideoats Grama, Western Wheatgrass, and Virginia Wildrye. These grasses grow in the same height range you describe, and most are suited to wet conditions. They would provide a sight and sound barrier for your property. I would note that the mix would not reach its full height the first year as the plants are growing their root systems during this time. The second and third years will show the full benefit. 1 PLS pound covers about 2,000 ft2, this would cover your area with some extra seed if you wanted to use a heavier rate or use it somewhere else. This seed would cost $12.50 plus $8.00 shipping and handling. Thank-you!

Q. I have a dog run beside my house that is partialy shaded. I am looking for a good grass or ground cover that can be used in this situation

For a shaded area, we tend to normally look toward a cool-season grass. ANY grass from seed will not stand up against the path of a dog, however, if you can establish this area first, then let the dog loose into the area again, you will have a chance of keeping grass there. Grass that can repair itself is your best bet. A blend of fescue, kentucky blue grass, and perennial rye grass can support some traffic and is quick to repair. We have a sports turf mixture that is designed for heavier traffic. This mixture is available by calling us at 1-800-759-1520.