How to Create a Pet-Friendly Landscape For Your Furry Family
Let’s be honest — we all love our pets. They’re members of the family, after all! And since they’re so special to us, we should ensure that our landscaping keeps pets safe and prevents them from harming the overall look we are trying to achieve.
Let’s take a look at some landscaping ideas that will keep your pet happy and your yard looking great!
Tips for a Pet-Friendly Landscape
Splitting up Areas
If you have a garden, that is one of your pet’s favorite places to be. They can’t help themselves! They want to play in the dirt, but you want your garden to keep looking great.
Instead, consider adding a fence around the garden to prevent your furry friends from entering. Then, you can create a separate outdoor space that becomes a fun, safe, pet-friendly place in your yard for your animal to run around in, without compromising your landscaping.
Use Hardscaping to Your Advantage
Hardscaping can be your best friend when keeping your small friend out of places that can harm them or harm your plant and trees. Not only can hardscape prevent unsightly urine spots on your lawn, but it can give your dog a new pathway to patrol.
Remember, dogs are territorial. Their favorite places in your yard will most certainly be along the boundaries to make sure no one gets into your yard on their watch. Instead of putting up an ugly “dog path” or fencing, consider a stone walkway. It’s a win-win for everyone!
Beware the plants you put in your yard. Unfortunately, there are many plants that are toxic to your pets and you may not even realize it. For example, wisteria is a beautiful plant to feature in your yards here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It’s also extremely toxic to your dog, causing vomiting and diarrhea.
So when choosing plants for your yard, make sure you know which ones won’t harm your pet. Your landscaper can recommend a few of our favorite plants that look great and are pet-friendly!
A possible temporary solution is boundary repellant. You can spray this along the edges of trees and plant beds. This is also a good way to train your dog to not go into these areas in the future, so a temporary solution could become permanent.
Plan Your Pet-Friendly Landscape Today!
These are just some things you can do to keep your yard looking great. We wanted to make sure you could keep your pets out of certain areas while keeping their safety as a top priority. There are other landscaping ideas you can use, but these are some of the most common ones to ensure a great summer for both you and your pet!
If you’re considering new landscaping this season in Northeastern Pennsylvania, we’re here to help! Contact Your Landscapers to schedule an appointment today. Your dog will thank you.