How To Landscape A Dog-Friendly Garden

  • 26/07/2018
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Certainly, you may have noticed that your dog has gone wild if it hadn't been walked for a long time, or if it had been left alone. Having a big garden doesn't always mean that your dog would just run around, be assured that they would display their destructive side. But don’t feel disheartened because there are solutions on how to neatly landscape your garden so that it is pet-friendly and suitable for their needs.

Personalise the pathway

What dogs immensely love to do is run. If you don’t have the time to take them to a park regularly, then you should definitely create an efficient and dog-friendly running path in your backyard. You can place a stone pathway, wooden passage, or find some landscape designers who would create your unique exercise track that would also fantastically fit with the backyard look. In that way, your little canine would have its own private route and the ability to run freely in any direction.

Focus on the surface

We all consider our pets as a family member, so it is more than obvious that we only want the best for them. If you want to keep your garden area as clean and neat as possible, then you should consider placing some type of driftwood to keep them away from your precious flowers. Also, if your pet has a tendency to dig around, try putting a sandpit in one place in your garden and redirect its annoying habit. You can place dandy stones, large pebbles, or even short fence so they wouldn't access to your nurtured plants.

Shield your canines

If you don't already have a covered patio or shade awnings in your garden, why not place a cosy garden deck where you can all enjoy. Make sure that you cover it, even though dogs like sunbathing as much as we do, we still need to protect them. After their daily exercise and intense running, they would most surely relax in shade under an arbour.

Provide a secure lawn

No matter what breed your dog is, they all have that inner-built scent, and dogs do love to investigate everything and be adventurous. Some plants can be dangerous, especially exotic weeds that may look posh, but still be fatal if the dog eats them. Avoid planting those plants, and also avoid spiky and thorny plants on which your dog can easily poke its eyes. Also, use organic compost if you must, but read the label carefully since you must keep your landscaping toxic free.

Add some fun components

Not all dogs like running around and barking, but rather prefer to be in a friendly environment and express their curiosity. Try making a maze out of your garden area, or if you are feeling more creative then make a fun play area and place play courses. You can create obstacles out of wood, or put some tunnels where they can go through. 

Proper garden landscaping will provide beautiful and secured area for both you and your pet. Whatever you decide to do, pay attention that you make your garden healthy, lucrative and dog-friendly.

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