If you have pets, chances are you have experienced the ups and downs that come with pet ownership. One moment they are sweet and curled up in your lap and the next they are digging up your landscape and rolling in dirt.
It’s a good thing they’re as cute as they are.
If you have furry members of your family running around, it is important that your backyard and landscaping be pet friendly. We can’t promise your pet will never run into mischief again, but Natures Own Landscaping knows of a few ways to prevent the tragic situation of dug up gardens and run away pets with these pet friendly backyard tips.
You know your pet and their habits better than anyone else could. Maybe your pet loves to dig, run, sleep, or eat everything in sight. When planning your landscape think about your pet and the specific needs they have.
If your pet loves to dig, one of the best things you can do is add more hardscape. A paver patio, retaining wall, or slate pathway are all durable solutions that look nice and will withstand the rough and tumble of pets, kids, and adults too.
For pets that love to dig, consider adding a fun feature such as a sandbox where they can embrace their love of digging without ruining your garden.
If you have a pet that needs to be contained, adding dense plants and shrubs can create a natural border for them to stay within. If you have the kind of pet who has no problem sneaking through a natural barrier, you can always add fencing for maximum pet security.
We know what your thinking, but fences don’t have to be ugly. Natures Own Landscaping has many options of fence designs that will actually enhance your curb appeal and contain your runaway pets.
These borders can also provide your pet with a sense of security if they are nervous or skiddish.
If you want to make sure your pet is really taken care of have a shady spot in your yard. Under a large bush or tree are great places for your pet to enjoy a shady afternoon nap. Add a pergola or gazebo to your backyard and you’ll have a shady spot for your afternoon nap as well!
Keep in mind one of the most important things to consider if you have pets running around your yard is the products and chemicals you use. Do your research and consult our professionals to be sure you aren’t using products that could be harmful to your family pets. You can never be too careful when it comes to landscaping in Dayton, Ohio for your pets.
At Natures Own Landscape we understand that your pet is a part of the family and your backyard needs to belong to them just as much as it belongs to you.