What can I put along the fence to prevent muddy paws?

I have a chain link fence adjoining my neighbor's back yard. We both have two dogs that run back and forth creating a muddy run. Looking for suggestions as to what I can put along the fence line to allow them to run but not get them covered with mud. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Asked By: george b - 2/19/2011
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This isn't an easy answer but a stone or concrete run will do the job properly. There are molds you can get at a hardware store that are addable to previous work and this way you can use colored concrete and keep adding sections until you have the job completed. or you can buy pre cast blocks or paveing blocks. It is... More
Answered By: Harold B - 2/19/2011
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I would be in your situation I would use peatmoss along the fence. That should work just fine!
Answered By: ALBERT - 2/19/2011
Mulch........and replenish often. No groundcover or lawn will survive the paws. Gravel lasts for awhile......but you'll need 4 inches or more which would require a border to hold it in. Eventually is gets mushed down and has to be topdressed. So really mulch......bark mulch, dry grass clippings, anything you can... More
Answered By: fluffernut - 2/19/2011
Barch mulch, wood chips, pea gravel are a few suggestions. Gravel can be hard on their paws if it's not the right kind. Although is does not get mushed down and need to be top dressed when installed properly. Just keep in mind that any material used WILL get into your lawn. I would recommend doing a few minutes of... More
Answered By: dreamyard - 2/19/2011
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