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    As long as you can keep the evil hound from digging in the wrong places, the couch should run back all where you want it. I find I occasionally have to put a bit of dog poo with dirt on top in the holes to stop repeat digging. Frosty likes to dig up worms, lawn beetles and crickets given half a chance so will dig again in the same spot because of the smell. A bit of her own stops her though.

    The other thing that helps is a well timed squirt from waterpistol/pump up squirty bottle. Or hose. The lawn should like that. And it also helps to have an area that dog is allowed to dig. Put a few smelly things in there for her to dig up.

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    I have 5 dogs. They eat grass almost daily. Sometimes like cows, sometimes a little nibble here and there. I also have my father's lab over here rehabbing from surgery. I walked her in the back yard, she nibbled on some grass. I walked her in the front yard, nibbling...

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    Well i thought i best update....

    Area 1 is going swimmingly well (well grassily haha) it;s long and fully entwined the roots into the soil so much so i'm giving it a bit of a cut down this week...

    The more recent patch I put down hasn't gone so well.. From day dot i fought with Chloe not to dig it up and after 2 weeks she's finally gotten the idea... HOWEVER i;d say 9/10's of the grass has completely died only some patches here and there that seem to be green *very green at that, just to stick it to me haha*

    Im going to seasol it either tonight or tomorrow and hope i can restore some of the grass that has died on the top but has the roots penetrating down then i can just cut out the completely dead patches and try again.. Though to be honest Im not liking my luck on it..

    If that fails im thinking some nice pine bark and a bench (have to make sure Chloe doesnt use it to jump over the fence) with some potplants and calling it a day

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    I'd leave the dead patches as nice organic stuff, and just let the good couch runners grow through it, or sew over the top of it. You need to be sure that nothing else is responsible for the death of the stuff. The lawn that was put in at my place before I moved in, was rolled out and died and was rolled out again. There are squillions of reasons why it didn't work - starting with how they prepared the ground (2cm to 5cm of water repellant acid sand over alkaline clay) and how hot it was that January. The kikuyu just took over. And miracles it's still green - and I only water it with grey water. loves the phosphorous in OMO.

    If you get one of those outdoor rocking chairs or swings - it will be less of a jumping platform temptation.

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    Ahh love the idea of the rocking swings i've always wanted one of them and now have a reason too! *adjusts halo*

    Yeah it was defiantly chloe's digging which i guess makes things simplier to identify... I was out there before having a good look and where it hasn't grown is where it's all uneven and dug up..

    Over summer, im defiantly going to leave it... Nothing grows over here in summer, if you can make well established plants survive then you're doing well, Im not so good at that

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