Hi. I have lived in Baltimore city for 20 years, and most of us in my neighborhood have dogs. I see some of the posters are telling you to walk you dog, and of couse you should, but any city dog knows hows to go on concrete. Seriously, late at night, or in the worst of weather, we all open the back door and they are happy to run out and get it over with! That said, I think you shouild do away with the dirt / gravel altogether. In my neighborhood we have all done away with dirt and gone to pavers over sand. If you are anywhere near resaurants, you will eventually get rats digging in the dirt - even in the chicest of urban hoods. Urine will filter well between the brick, and in the summer, hose it down every few days. An old trick I learned from growing up on a horse farm is plain old lime powder. Sprinkle a few scoops of lime over the areas your dog uses most every week or so and let it sit for 24 hours, then hose it between the pavers or off the slab and you are good to go.
Ideas for Small Backyard in Baltimore? Good Questions
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