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A Backyard Worth Barking About

by Chris Long

Dog owners’ yards can go in one of two directions: they’re either a haven where dog and master can play fetch and enjoy time together, or they can become wastelands that literally go ‘to the dogs.’

Of course, there’s plenty of middle ground. Perhaps there’s a corner of your yard where you don’t recommend walking because of its profusion of ‘land mines.’ Or maybe you still need to get around to filling the holes dotting the fence’s perimeter.

Balancing your desire for an attractively landscaped yard with the needs and comfort of your dog doesn’t have to be difficult. It just takes a little bit of know-how and planning: