Straw Bedding: From Doghouse to Garden

There are multiple uses for straw bedding in your backyard and garden.

| February/March 2012

  • Doghouse
    Straw bedding in the doghouse keeps your loveable pet comfortable, especially in the winter.
    ILLUSTRATION: FOTOLIA

  • Doghouse

We have a Golden Retriever who is a full-time outdoor dog. Even though this breed is well equipped for cold weather, we still wanted to make sure she’d be warm enough during our cold nights in the San Joaquin Valley, with temps that sometimes dip into the 20s. She has an insulated doghouse, but she would consistently tear up any kind of rug or blanket that we used for lining.

My wife did some research and found that straw makes great bedding for dogs. After all, farmers have been using straw for livestock bedding for centuries.

A single bale of straw was inexpensive and went a long way. When the weather began to warm up again, I was able to reuse this wonderful straw bedding in the garden as straw bale mulch.

Anthony Presto
Modesto, California








Mother Earth News Fair Schedule 2019

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Next: February, 16-17 2019
Belton, TX

Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!

LEARN MORE








Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price

Money-Saving Tips in Every Issue!

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.

Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
International Subscribers - Click Here
Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST).


Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter flipboard
Free Product Information Classifieds

}