We all love our pets and want to keep them safe and secure at home. Your yard should be free of hazards, especially for dogs who regularly go outside. So what is the best way to landscape for your pets? Here are some ideas for nontoxic plants, secure fencing and more.
Putting Up Fences
The best way to create a safe place for your dog is to fence in your yard. You can install several types of fencing, from chain link to wood privacy fences, yourself. Or you can hire a professional fencing company to install these for you. You may also consider Invisible electric fences to contain your pets.
Safe, Non-Toxic Plants
Dogs and cats sometimes unknowingly chew on plants even if they are toxic to them. Make sure that your plants are safe and nontoxic to pets. Safe outdoor plants include:
- Crape myrtle.
- Coral bells.
- Bee balm.
- Durable Grass
Active dogs can destroy a yard. Many dog owners lament the muddy ruts caused by digging or running. And using the yard as a toilet can also create damaged areas. Fescue, Kentucky bluegrass and ryegrass are among the best durable grass choices for active dogs.
Keeping Pests Away
Pests like fleas, ticks and mosquitos can make life difficult for your pets outside. The best defense is a good offense, so talk to your vet about prevention. The options for pet owners range from purchasing safe and nontoxic products sold in pet stores to hiring a pet-safe exterminator.
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