Sod For Commercial Dog Kennel

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Q: I am building a commercial dog kennel. Each run will have its own grass
between concrete dividers. Which sod would be best for this type of project?

A: The grass will receive a lot of wear and tear from the dogs, particularly if
they are large or the ground is wet. In my experience, bermuda grass is the
quickest to bounce back from damage. I recommend, “common” seeded
Bermuda grass rather than a hybrid sod. Common bermuda can spread by
underground roots as well as seed. This grass, of course, will be brown in
winter. But you might get some help by overseeding with perennial ryegrass
in early October each year. Ryegrass stays green in winter.

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