My back yard is gross. And everytime I try to go and clean up the dog deposits, it just seems to make it worse because theres still quite a bit of snow/ice on the ground, so after actually finding the poo, I have to dig through the snow, hopefully not smear the poo everywhere while trying to collect it, and fail. It would be really nice if it would all melt so I can do a quick clean up, but that doesn't help me out right now. What would you suggest to try to clean it and/or just sanitize it a bit until I can get a chance to actually clean it up without making a huge mess? I've used a pooper-scoper, shovel, and poo bags with not much success.
This is my first year with a house, and I've learned my lesson about leaving it so long in the winter. So please refrain from saying the obvious: clean it up as it happens.