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How To Make Your Garden Dog Friendly

How To Make Your Garden Dog Friendly

Your yard is a place to unwind, relax, and have fun. But what about your four-legged friends? This place may seem like a convenient place to let your dog out to do their business in between long walks, but your yard should be a more inviting place for your dog to feel happy and relaxed. After all, a happy dog means a happy life.

So let our pros here at Yard Up give you the tips and tricks to make your yard more dog friendly and more than just a place to get business done. Contact our team today to learn more about lawn care and more.

Interesting Smells

Dogs use smell to explore the world around them. Their noses are much more sensitive than ours and can pick up on all sorts of things in the air and on the ground. Think of a dog sniffing the world around them as their way of entertainment. So make your yard smell interesting to them.

You can do this by planting certain plants, flowers, and shrubs that will pique their interest. Be sure to avoid plants like poinsettias, azaleas, lilies, hyacinths, and tulips, among others, as these can be highly toxic to dogs. Instead, try chamomile, lavender, rosemary, mint, and barley grass to keep their noses alert. Be sure to move these plants around if you can to make your yard look more interesting throughout the year.

What's That Sound?

Dogs also love different kinds of sounds. Some sounds might agitate them, like doorbells, cars, and people, so try breaking these sounds up with ones that are more pleasant and distracting. Incorporate some wind chimes in your yard, along with bird houses that will bring pleasant birdsong. Their ears will perk up with curious sounds that will keep them interested.

Beautiful Vistas

Dogs are colorblind, but they see the world in shades of blue, yellow, and grey. This means that you can add things to your yard that are bright and colorful and will keep them intrigued. Avoid an empty yard and fill it with plants full of color, in addition to things that move with the wind (like pin wheels).

These items you choose can be anything you want, from decorative flags, pinwheels, wind chimes, and colorful pots. And if your dog has a calm temperament, you can even give them a little window to the world in your yard's fence so that they can see what's going on in the neighborhood.

All-in-all, you want to make sure that your yard and garden are well-maintained so that your dog is safe, happy, and healthy. So be sure to connect with Yard Up today to learn more about how you can invest in quality lawn care services, like mowing and weed control, to keep your property looking better than ever.

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