If you have pets in your home, chances are you’d also have a yard and garden where they can freely roam and play to their hearts’ content. So to make sure the space fits you and your pets, here are some guidelines to live by.
Pick hardscapes for your patio.
While gravel and sand seem the best option for your pathways, it is actually counter-intuitive especially when you have dogs. Lovely as they are, they also love to dig. The presence of gravel and sand encourage this thus, it’s better you stay away from these patio materials. Choose hardscape materials instead which deter their digging intuition and leave your yard dug-free.
Create pathways for them to roam.
Dogs and cats love strolling and patrolling around your property. So build an indestructible pathway around the perimeter of your house for them to explore. The path will also lead them away from your plants.
Protect your plants and pets.
There’s a long list of plants which are poisonous for your pets and your pets will also have an insatiable curiosity for them. To prevent the two affecting each other, put a chicken wire fence on your plant. To prevent it being an eyesore, you can paint it according to the color of the flowering plant or with a green shade for a camouflage effect.
Make sure there’s a resting shade for your pets.
After a hearty run around your property, make sure you have a shaded spot for your pets to rest in. Choose any outdoor structure from a vine-covered pergola, a patio cover or a gazebo where your pets can lounge in after some exercise.
With these tips, you’ll have an outdoor environment which will not only suit your lifestyle but will also increase the quality of outdoor life for your pets. So let them roam free in your beautiful yard and have a happier pet, too!