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Old 02-27-2018, 08:17 AM   #1
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My backyard used to be nice as can be. The yard was in tip top shape. My fiance moved in and her two dogs came with her and my yard has gone from really nice to really awful.

The area where they pee and poop all the time is just bare ground, mud and weeds. They run along the fence and have killed all the grass there. Pair that with heavy rains and its a muddy mess.

It makes me mad as h e l l to look at the yard now and I don't want to keep trying to fix it up to see them destroy it over and over so I'm considering taking up all the sod and installing synthetic grass.

Does anyone have it and what are your thoughts on it when mutts are involved? I want the stuff that looks as close to real grass as possible. For the good stuff how much does it cost? And lastly can anyone recommend a company for the turf and install in DFW?

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Old 02-27-2018, 08:25 AM   #2
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Picking up dog #$%^ out of artificial turf doesn't sound like too much fun.
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:30 AM   #3
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if it makes you mad build then a kennel

You knew what you were getting into lol
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:31 AM   #4
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Picking up dog #$%^ out of artificial turf doesn't sound like too much fun.
sounds more fun that picking it up out of the mud
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:36 AM   #5
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Check out Carter Construction on Bowie. Tell them Jamie sent you. My uncle Ronnie Whitehead works there.
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:37 AM   #6
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if it makes you mad build then a kennel

You knew what you were getting into lol
They are inside dogs. We let them out in the afternoon when we get home from work and thats when the destruction starts. I've been trying to keep them out of the yard and on the porch with a gate but I don't really want them there either.
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:38 AM   #7
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You sir are in a no-win situation! But if it were me, since they dogs are HERS, I'd let HER take care of the yard, otherwise her and/or the dogs would have to go... Like I said, you're in a no-win situation.
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:48 AM   #8
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You sir are in a no-win situation! But if it were me, since they dogs are HERS, I'd let HER take care of the yard, otherwise her and/or the dogs would have to go... Like I said, you're in a no-win situation.
she goes??? you haven't seen how hot she is.
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:49 AM   #9
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Wow. Good luck.
I suggest a dog kennel. And prepare to waste many hours cleaning up after them and walking them.

I guess eating them like a horse is out of the question ?

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Old 02-27-2018, 08:55 AM   #10
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Cement the entire yard and paint green?

Then, just hose the waste into the neighbor’s yard. Problem solved!
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:05 AM   #11
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I have turf in the back. No dogs, but I had a couple of coons that would dump on it almost every night. It was easy to pick up/clean when it was a problem and my son learned how to skin coons. :-)
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:10 AM   #12
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Artificial turf gets extremely hot in the summertime and it might burn their feet, only downside I could see!


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Old 02-27-2018, 10:00 AM   #13
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she goes??? you haven't seen how hot she is.
post a pic of her and the dogs then we can give you better advice
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:07 AM   #14
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post a pic of her and the dogs then we can give you better advice
I second the motion!
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:14 AM   #15
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Seriously, we need a picture now.
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:16 AM   #16
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she goes??? you haven't seen how hot she is.
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post a pic of her and the dogs then we can give you better advice
This right here or..... quit your bitchin'...
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:29 AM   #17
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The yard in its previous glory and the fiance

And the perpetrators.

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Old 02-27-2018, 10:32 AM   #18
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the pizz on the turf would leave an awful odor i would assume.
crap is easy enough but pizz is a whole other thing
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:32 AM   #19
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beat up yard is a small price to pay
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:37 AM   #20
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A real shame you thought the dogs were inside when you went to work and left the gate open...

Will dogs pee and poop on the turf, or likely use the mulch beds next to it?
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:40 AM   #21
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OK... never mind about that stupid yard anyway!!
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:41 AM   #22
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The dogs may be lead deficient. That normally causes this. I have 2 that are lead deficient. Unfortunately fixing that will bring up a lawyer problem.
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:44 AM   #23
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What yard???
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:49 AM   #24
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I got the solution. Sell your house and buy a house on the beach, then post more pictures.
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:55 AM   #25
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install a Big Pool, use the whole back yard, not grass to contend with...problema solved..
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:01 AM   #26
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install a Big Pool, use the whole back yard, not grass to contend with...problema solved..
A bad*** rednecky above ground one! Probably a ton cheaper than artificial grass.
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:07 AM   #27
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lmao!!
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:11 AM   #28
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The muts always win. Remember that lol. As for the yard, I don't think there is a good solution. The turf will be hot and stink from the pizz and poop. Best thing you can do is limit their time outside so they don't destroy the yard. That or fence off a corner for them to use and take care of the rest to your liking. Look on the bright side, those dogs won't be around but for a few more years. Then you can have your yard back.
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:17 AM   #29
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ok my experience with artificial turf. make sure you get the type that drains and numero uno won't be a problem. as others have said, well unless its runny or something numero dos isn't bad on turf. plus side, no bugs, no watering, no chemicals no fertilizer, some are fall rated for 6 feet, you can drive on it if its installed correctly, heck the military has landed helicopters on it. down side, can be expensive to install. in San Angelo, we charge $8-12 a square foot installed may be more in dallas, it is hot as the underside of satans a** the morning after some bad tacos, and in 12-15 years it will have faded to a certain degree and need to be replaced. hope that helps
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ok my experience with artificial turf. make sure you get the type that drains and numero uno won't be a problem. as others have said, well unless its runny or something numero dos isn't bad on turf. plus side, no bugs, no watering, no chemicals no fertilizer, some are fall rated for 6 feet, you can drive on it if its installed correctly, heck the military has landed helicopters on it. down side, can be expensive to install. in San Angelo, we charge $8-12 a square foot installed may be more in dallas, it is hot as the underside of satans a** the morning after some bad tacos, and in 12-15 years it will have faded to a certain degree and need to be replaced. hope that helps
now this is some good info! Thanks for sharing
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:19 AM   #31
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Synthetic Grass Pros out of Dallas is who our company subs this out to in that area. Turf companies make specific turf for pets that drains better and infill that helps with odor.
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:24 AM   #32
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Get a pool and or a huge deck leaving a tiny piece of syn-lawn for the dogs.


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Old 02-27-2018, 11:27 AM   #33
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dude your wife is good looking, do what you can to keep her happy!!!
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I am going with pavers along the fence this year. Put down turf last spring and it’s all gone now.....
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I'm confused as to how this thread didnt start with "I have a great yard that my finance's dogs have tore the hell up. Here's a pic of her and the dogs... How can i make that pool the size of the yard so shes in it all the time?, Thanks" .
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Is that st augustine grass, I can't tell cuz I keep getting distracted? If so their are other grasses that are a lot more durable
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Since no one has asked ... why in haydees are you wasting time in the backyard?
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Old 02-27-2018, 12:04 PM   #38
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I think you have a good problem
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Old 02-27-2018, 02:16 PM   #41
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I'm confused as to how this thread didnt start with "I have a great yard that my finance's dogs have tore the hell up. Here's a pic of her and the dogs... How can i make that pool the size of the yard so shes in it all the time?, Thanks" .


Perfection right here.
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The dogs won't live forever, but remember. For every hot chick, there's some dude that's ti...... Ahhhh, never mind. Good luck!

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Just make the whole yard a pool
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Give them dogs a ball peen hammer massage then go play with momma.
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Give them dogs a ball peen hammer massage then go play with momma.
ha ha ha ha ha ha. almost spit water on my screen
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Them dogs even look guilty in the picture!! Haha!!


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We have a small couple of hundred square feet of turf in the backyard. We left the side yard in bermuda grass to be used as the primary area for the dog to do her business.

Turf is expensive and needs to be put down properly. On mine, they cut the turf out with a bobcat, leveled the area with sand, put down down a layer of crushed granite, packed it with a vibratory machine, laid down weed cloth, then laid down more crushed granite and packed it. Laid down the pet-friendly turf and put yard staples every 6"-8"(yes really). Then they put down sand and ammonia absorbing material and used a gas powered rotory broom to work it into the turf. It was a lot of work and cost me $3k.
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We have a small couple of hundred square feet of turf in the backyard. We left the side yard in bermuda grass to be used as the primary area for the dog to do her business.

Turf is expensive and needs to be put down properly. On mine, they cut the turf out with a bobcat, leveled the area with sand, put down down a layer of crushed granite, packed it with a vibratory machine, laid down weed cloth, then laid down more crushed granite and packed it. Laid down the pet-friendly turf and put yard staples every 6"-8"(yes really). Then they put down sand and ammonia absorbing material and used a gas powered rotory broom to work it into the turf. It was a lot of work and cost me $3k.
who did the work for you? have any pics?
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We have a small couple of hundred square feet of turf in the backyard. We left the side yard in bermuda grass to be used as the primary area for the dog to do her business.



Turf is expensive and needs to be put down properly. On mine, they cut the turf out with a bobcat, leveled the area with sand, put down down a layer of crushed granite, packed it with a vibratory machine, laid down weed cloth, then laid down more crushed granite and packed it. Laid down the pet-friendly turf and put yard staples every 6"-8"(yes really). Then they put down sand and ammonia absorbing material and used a gas powered rotory broom to work it into the turf. It was a lot of work and cost me $3k.


I’m amazed anyone could make a profit at $3k with that much in materials and labor.
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Turf is very expensive. We were looking at going that route too. My lab and golden have destroyed the yard. One look at the price tag, and we said NAHHHHH.
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