Garden Care Advice for Pet Owners

Garden Care for Pets

Gardening is a much loved pastime and one which is enjoyed by people of all ages, but if you are a pet owner then there are a few things you need to consider – it’s time to stop and smell the roses.

You may want to consider your pet when caring for your garden, as first of all, they may be likely to cause a bit of destruction of something you have dedicated a lot of time to but it’s important to know that certain fertilisers or other products used in your garden may be also harmful to your pet. Among these is cocoa mulch, which can be extremely harmful to animals, in the same way that chocolate is.

Whilst you can reduce your use of these products, the problems don’t end there. As well as the products there are also some plants that can be harmful, such as bluebells and daffodils surprisingly!

You’ll find that most animals will not be interested in plants but untrained pets, such as puppies or kittens, may be more attracted to them when they first begin exploring your garden.

So how do we find a way around the solution of keeping a nice garden but also allowing pets to enjoy their own space? Why not fence off a section of your garden which is your area to do what you wish to, in this case it would be for allowing your garden to grow without the threat of being dug up by rowdy dogs, and will also keep them out of harm’s way.

Of course above all, the pet’s safety should be the number one priority, so the first option would be to have a fully enclosed, secure garden, especially if you live near a busy road. This also stops pets from wandering into neighbouring homes, who may have not pet-proofed their gardens.

Related post: Things to consider when building a fence for your property.

Fencing between your front and back gardens can also stop dogs and cats from getting to your bins, as they may be attracted by the smell. This simple and cost effective security measure can protect animals from any broken bottles, glass or other objects that may have fallen out of your bin.

The most important things to remember when caring for both your garden and your pet are the certain products and plants you use, basic ‘housekeeping’ of your garden and removal of small objects and using proper fencing to ensure your pet’s safety.

There are many variations on how your fence can be designed, it’s all down to it’s core purpose and your personal preference. If you’re not sure on the styles available, please get in touch and one of our experienced team members can take you through every stage of the process.

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