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How to create a pet friendly garden

How to create a pet friendly garden

As well as being a homeowner, you may well be a pet owner and when you have a pet, it’s important that your pet is loved and most importantly safe and secure in all areas of your home including your garden.  You may also need to consider if your garden is suitable for your pet, because if it isn’t, your pet may end up destroying your garden features, grass and plants. Read our blog below for our top tips on how to make your garden pet friendly.


A Great Lawn 

If you have a dog, you know that your lawn is the area where your dog can happily dig, run and play at ease but this does mean that your lawn can be destroyed by all these activities. To avoid damage, you could do the following things:

  • Create bordered paths
  • Create low growing hedge that ensure your doggy sticks to the path

However, we know that maintaining your lawn with pets can get extremely tiring and hard work, which is why you might want to opt for artificial grass, which eliminates the need to constantly maintain your grass, it looks great all year round and it is pet friendly.  So, you don’t need to worry about those muddy paw-prints when your furry friend comes inside after a wonder in the garden.

All of our artificial grass range is pet friendly, and a top tip we suggest is when selecting your grass, try to opt for the shorter pile products. Also, when installing ensure there is no sand infill or base as this will help hold the smell of pet urine.


Security – A Strong Fence 

Keeping your pets secure and inside your home and garden is important for your pet’s safety. A good, strong and secure fence can help keep your pets secure and safe in your garden, while keeping other animals such as foxes out.

Make sure your fence is tall enough that your pet can’t jump over it. You could add trellis and fence panels to give your fencing more height. We also advise checking for any escape tunnels to avoid your pets from escaping by a hole they dug under your fencing.


Paved Paths 

If you’re into having a paved path or patio within your garden, then its good news that paved paths are generally better for your pets.  Gravel and stones may get stuck between your pet’s paws and hurt their feet and some animals might swallow the stones, so its best to avoid these options. Paving paths on the other hand can help support your pets nails by wearing them down naturally.


Garden Design

The size of your garden will impact the way you design your garden however regardless of the size of your garden, there are still many pet friendly ideas to consider with the design.

For bigger dogs, having enough room to run is important, so make sure there’s enough space to accommodate this or for a small garden ensure there’s stimulating and interesting things in the garden to keep them busy.

If your animal likes digging, why not have a designated area for digging, this way you’re avoiding your pet ruining your lawn.

Ensure you have a shady spot for the long summer days for your pet to relax. Perhaps investing in a water foundation is a good idea to keep your pets hydrated and also make a your garden look more beautiful.


We hope our tips above help make your garden a more friendly place for your pet and help prevent damage that your pet can potentially cause.