No matter what type of pet you have, if you let them wander around the garden, then you must ensure it is safe for them. There could be hidden dangers in your garden that you might not be aware of, especially if you are moving into a new home. Here are some tips on creating a pet friendly garden.
Add Some Artificial Grass
Laying artificial grass in your garden can have many benefits that real grass doesn’t have. You can find artificial grass in Gloucestershire for pets and around the country that can help you choose the right option for you and your pet.
Having artificial grass means you can have your pets out at any time of the year without worrying about soggy grass. It also makes it a lot easier for you to pick up any poop that is left on the grass.
Artificial grass also has a lot less maintenance so if you have a busy life, you won’t need to worry about cutting the grass before letting your pet outside.
Choose Animal-Friendly Plants
There are a few plants that are toxic to animals depending on your pet. It is important to check the existing plants before you let your pet outside just in case. Remove any plants that aren’t suitable and plant-safe alternatives.
There are many plants out there that are animal friendly, so you can still have a beautiful garden and have pets too. Be aware though that some animals might like to eat or dig up the plants you have.
Click through to find a list of dangerous plants for dogs and other animals; certainly, it is always best to check the surroundings before you let your pet loose.
Secure The Perimeter
Some animals, dogs especially, will try to find a way out of your garden. To try and prevent this, you need to ensure your garden is secure. Even the smallest of gaps can be an open invitation to your pet.
You should also think about the pet you have and how to stop them from escaping. Dogs are clever and will work out the best route if there is one. Cats are harder to manage as they naturally want to explore. Rabbits love to dig and so may tunnel under fences.
Ditch The Gravel
Having gravel in your garden can be a problem for dogs for a number of reasons. Firstly, it will tap into your dog’s natural instinct to dig, and so you will have a constant issue with the digging.
Depending on your dog’s training, they may not be trained to not eat gravel or rocks. This can cause a big issue if your dog eats it. It is always best to monitor your dog for a while after laying any gravel surface.
Animals are clever and can often find things that you won’t think about. For that reason, you should always ensure your garden is as pet friendly as possible before allowing them outside. Also, check with other animal owners about their experience with a pet like yours.