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Pea stone or Rock dust

Discussion in 'Dog Discussion' started by shadyridgekennel, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. shadyridgekennel

    shadyridgekennel Premium Member Premium Member

    Ok we are redoing our yard.So where Miss Rage is right now its just dirt and some grass/weeds.I want to put either pea stone or rock dust down instead of grass or just dirt.I know if i put either or down its gonna require raking ect no biggie.So what are some of the pro and cones with each of them?Now mind you her chain spot is on a small incline.
  2. ShakaZ

    ShakaZ CH Dog

    Correct me if I'm wrong but I think you have to wet rock dust to keep it from blowing every damn where.
  3. shadyridgekennel

    shadyridgekennel Premium Member Premium Member

    Ist it like really crushed gravel?
  4. ShakaZ

    ShakaZ CH Dog

    Not sure, I thought I heard somewhere that it has to be wet or it tends to blow away...like I say might be wrong.
  5. Mr. Brownstone

    Mr. Brownstone Big Dog

    anybody try clover? the area i let my dogs run was grass and is now just burn spots and dirt. i did some reading and it sounds like clover is not affected by pee?
  6. BOCKennels

    BOCKennels Big Dog

    It sure get's affected by CHAINS! LOL

    The chain will burn anything trying to "Grow" down, hence there usually arnt even weeds in a chain spot.
  7. pitbullkid86

    pitbullkid86 Big Dog

    BOC is def right.... aint shit but dirt in my chainspot. I also would like to kno what would be best to put down, also the lil fuck likes to kickup dirt like a mofo. Any ideas?
  8. Mr. Brownstone

    Mr. Brownstone Big Dog

    for me i think it could work. although i do have chains they almost never get used being i dont have a fence and live in rural area. when i take the dogs out it is with me. im looking for something that would do well in a fenced in area just for my dogs to play or so i can just let em out to piss and shit real quick.
  9. ShakaZ

    ShakaZ CH Dog

    Sounds like you got house dogs huh?
  10. farm curs

    farm curs Big Dog

    Pea gravel gets kicked around alot and goes in the grass so when you mow it gets shot out of the mower

    Lime screening works better IMO you can tamp it down and it stays put,for the most part.Plus the lime is good for the urine smell
  11. Mr. Brownstone

    Mr. Brownstone Big Dog

    yes i have house dogs... i live on postage stamp in a little bungalow at the moment. the house is going on the market in the spring. getting 2-3 achers out in the woods so i can get a proper yard set up, proper working dogs that live outside and various farm animals.
  12. Mr. Brownstone

    Mr. Brownstone Big Dog

    what is lime screening?
  13. ShakaZ

    ShakaZ CH Dog

    I got a nice backyard but I'm wanting to upgrade to a few acres myself next year.
  14. Rocko

    Rocko Big Dog

    was discussing with someone the other night about "gravel" in the chainspot and or in puppy pens...was thinking of a way (may be hard to describe), basically you would have you "gravel" on top, then a layer of "screening" under that, and then a drainage system under it in (pvc w holes running to a barrel)...the idea is, when its time to clean, walk out with a hose and nozzle, "pressure wash" the rocks off, it pushes everything down through the screen (but stops the gravel) and then into the barrel (which can have lime or something to break down the waste)....have no idea if that makes any sence but it does in my head :D....
  15. spliff

    spliff Big Dog

    i use stone dust and i am very happy with it.
    its cheap and easy to maintain and it keeps the dogs out of the mud.

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