When your lawn is looking good, it’s a lush, green retreat. But when your lawn isn’t looking its best, there are few things less relaxing to look at. It’s a problem that dog owners know all too well. Before you know it, your outdoor oasis can become sad and trampled-looking when your beloved buddy has been digging holes and scratching up your grass.

Creating an expanse of green that you and your dog can both enjoy isn’t impossible. In fact, it’s easier than you think. Patience, a good strategy, and strong grass seed are the key ingredients to repairing a lawn.