You’ll find plenty of child-friendly garden posts on the internet, but what about our furry babies? Yes, that right sometimes we can improve our outdoor space for our pets, and on occasion, there can even be things that pose a danger to them. Luckily, you can find out all about making your garden a safe and fun space for your pets in the post below.
First of all, let’s talk about lawns. You know that green stuff that pets run around on or sunbathe on for most of the day. You probably think that there is nothing wrong with a traditional grass lawn if you have pets. However, this isn’t always the case.
In fact, when we look closer at the issue there can be several problems that arise. The first of these is that it can be tough to keep your lawn green and pleasant when your pets also use it for (ahem) toileting. Of course, having your pet use your grass to relieve themselves isn’t too hygienic for them, either. The good news is that there is a solution.
It is to use Artificial Grass on the law instead of the natural stuff. Then all you need to do is hose it down to keep it clean, plus it won’t yellow or discolour either. Also, you can get very realistic looking and feeling grass now. Therefore choosing an artificial option won’t affect your enjoyment of your garden. In fact, if anything, when you have pets, it will increase it.
Now, there is nothing rare about having a few doggy or cat toys lying around your garden. However, it is possible to do much more for your pets if you so choose. In fact, providing plenty of mental and physical stimulation for your animal is an excellent way of keeping them healthy and happy.
With that in mind, you may wish to consider a run or patio enclosure setup for animals like chickens or cats that like to spend time outdoors but cannot do so without supervision. It is now even possible to cat-proof your garden so your feline friend can enjoy the outside without running the risk that they can leave the safety of your yard.
When it comes to dogs, there is nothing better than proving a pool for swimming and cooling down in the sun. Just drain the water after use, and supervise them when using it for maximum safety.
Flowers and plants
Unless you are going for an ultra-minimalist option, your garden will have plants and flowers. Unfortunately, some of the varieties of plants that people grow can be harmful to their pets. In particular, look out for which can be poisonous to both dogs and cats if eaten. These include amaryllis bulbs, azalea, bluebells, and daffodil bulbs.
In fact, if you can remove them from your garden altogether, do so, Although if you can’t, be sure to fence off areas in which they grow to keep your pets safe while they use your outside space.