Are you worried that your four-legged pet will cause damage to recently manicured yard or to themselves by ingesting poisonous weeds? If so then there are a few precautions you can take in an effort to make your landscape pet-friendly before allowing to them run freely this summer, such as:
- Ward of muddy paw prints being tracked through your home by filling in low areas that collect water or addressing the issue of poor drainage with quick fixes, including placing rocks, gravel or bricks in depressions.
- Create a well-worn path along your pet’s usual route across your yard with pave stones to counteract unsightliness and mud.
- Create shade for your dog to cool off in, or allow them access to the north and east sides of your home.
- Don’t keep you dog confined to your deck because they absorb heat which can lead to heat stroke and they may have splinters if they aren’t sanded regularly.
- Compost in an enclosed area because you pet can become sick if they eat decaying compost.
- Know which plants and weeds are poisonous and keep them out of your landscape. (ALCC)
For additional help making sure your landscape is pet-friendly contact Phase One Landscapes if you reside in the Denver area by calling 303-750-6060.