Your Pet & Your Garden
When you got your pet, did you stop to think where they were going to play? In the garden? Yes, naturally, this is the obvious place (if you have one that is!). But did you think about how safe your garden is for your new beloved fur baby to play in? And whats more did you think how safe your garden is going to be from your new friend! Dogs can take their toll on your precious lawn, beloved flower beds and carefully cultivated vegetable patches.Do you think about how safe your garden is for your new beloved fur baby to play in? Click To Tweet
Pet Garden Safety
Your garden should be first and foremost a protected environment.
- A strong sturdy perimeter fence is essential.
- There should be no wires, nails or splinters sticking out that could cause injury.
- If your perimeter is hedging make sure that its the right height and your dog cannot get out of the garden either by digging under it or through it.
- Your perimeter fencing or hedging should be tall enough that your dog cannot jump over it.
- Avoid using electric current invisible fencing to keep your pet within your garden – its just cruel.
- Ensure your water feature is safe for your size of pet. Can they get out very easily if they get in? Is it drinkable and free of chemicals? If not, make it is inaccessible.
Take care when using pellets to control pests such as slugs as these are poisonous to animals. Click To Tweet If your dog is anything like mine then digging will be one of their favourite ‘how to drive humans crazy’ games. Creating a special sand/or bark area for them is a great idea to keep them away from your flowers and vegetables. To encourage them to dig in their own area bury some of their treats in there. Put decorative or wire fencing around pups no-go areas or use raised beds. A shady area is essential if you are going to leave your dog alone in the garden so perhaps create their sandy play area under some natural shade. One area that you must not allow your pet to get into is your compost heap they can be poisoned from it.
Plants To Say No To!
- Lily Of The Valley & Lillies
- Burbaris and anything with thorns
- Asparagus Fern
- Aloe Vera
Say Yes To Herbs!
Now you are equipped with lots of useful tips on Pets and Garden Safety, have fun, fun and then more fun playing in your safe place!