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!

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!

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!

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!

How to build the perfect backyard for dogs Learn which plants are hardy, which are poisonous, and how to create a beautiful but functional layout.

How to build the perfect backyard for dogs Learn which plants are hardy, which are poisonous, and how to create a beautiful but functional layout.

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