Concrete back yard

I am hoping to move to South Shields soon, but the flat has a concrete back yard.  I need advice on how to make/seed/look after some sort of small raised bed to grow grass for my 2 dogs to use.  I am also not sure if I need another raised bed to grow flowers or if containers/troughs/tubs will be better for flowers.

I have never really gardened before (just sweet peas for the last couple of years in a raised bed), and have no one to ask.Any advice given will need to be really, really basic. 

Thank you.



  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    Is there any reason why your dogs need grass ? 

    I've a concrete backyard filled with pots for my flowers - looks lovely in the summer when everythings in bloom. image

  • I thought it would be easier to absorb the wee, rather than hosing/scrubbing the yard.

  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    It will absorb the wee, but it will eventually leak back onto the concrete through gaps/cracks when it rains, because of the physical barrier of the concrete. Therefore, defeating the purpose for which it was created for. You'll still end up with the brush in your hand.


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