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Dogs Destroying Backyard Plants

By Roger Hazard

Roger,

Can you give me some advice on good plants for a yard with dogs? I'm trying to sell my house. I've heard that buyers are disappointed in the backyard which my two labs have destroyed. I want to invest a few hundred dollars in plants to dress it up a bit, but am afraid that the dogs will tear it up right away. Any suggestions?

Mark F.
Westmont, IL

Mark,

I understand your problem. I had two labs years ago, and they loved to run and body slam. I suggest that you purchase the biggest pots your budget allows and place them close to crucial viewing points. There are pet sprays for plants that will keep the dogs from destroying them. Also, long walks will tire the dogs so that when they are home they will not rough house as much. Good luck!

Roger

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Roger Hazard is TV's original home stager, as well as designer / producer on the international, Emmy-nominated "SELL THIS HOUSE," "SELL THIS HOUSE: EXTREME," and "MOVE THIS HOUSE." MORE ABOUT Roger Hazard

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