Landscaping With Dogs
Dogs owners often wonder – can I really have my dog and a beautiful landscape? The answer is yes! However, there are certain things that should be considered before you dive in to a landscaping project. Depending on your ideal landscape, some compromises may need to be made, but we promise that you have a beautiful yard with your furry best friend!
Toxic Plants and Dogs
Unfortunately, many common plants used in landscaping can be toxic to animals. According to the ASPCA, there are hundreds of plants that can be poisonous to your dog. For example aloe plants, apple trees, and even carnations can post a serious threat. When planning your landscape it is important to do some research and talk with your landscaper before choosing the foliage in your yard.
Avoid Yellow Urine Spots
Yellow urine spots are unsightly, but very common in yards of dog owners. Grass and dog urine don’t mix, period. If you truly want to avoid yellow spots it is best to choose a 100 percent hardscape for your yard. This will ensure that no grass is damaged. However, most dog owners prefer to have a space for their dog to run around in a grassy area. In these cases, there are a couple of options for landscape:
Protect Your Landscape From Dogs
Whether you have landscape you already love or plan on planting new foliage, it is possible to protect landscape from dogs! A great option for most people is to create a barrier around the plants or trees that need to be protected. This can easily be done with the help of some chicken wire, poles, and zip-ties. When creating the barrier be sure to leave at least two feet of space between the plant and fencing. This way if a dog decides to urinate on the barrier, it will be far enough away to cause any damage!
Landscaping Professionals Can Help!
Landscaping when you have dogs is easier than you think! Give JDR Pro Landscaping a call today to get a free estimate on any landscaping project! As a top-rated landscaper, JDR Pro Landscaping offers a variety of outdoor solutions to help improve and maintain customers’ exterior properties. At the heart of most landscaping companies are the basics of mowing, edging, and trimming up bushes. However, JDR Pro Landscaping goes above and beyond for their customers to create a front and backyard that all the neighbors will envy. From the start, their professional team consults customers with what their yard goals are. They will then create a customized plan that fits your budget! Call us today for more information!
JDR Pro Landscaping
7180 Birch St, Commerce City, CO 80022