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5 Dog Friendly Landscaping Tips

Saturday, August 24, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lauren Middleton
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Monday, August 28 is National Dog Day. This commemorates the friendship between humans and their wonderful canine companions. Millions of Americans share their homes with dogs so it is important to keep them safe in and outside. Since your pup will likely be spending a lot of time in your yard, you’ll want to follow our 5 dog friendly landscaping tips.

 
1. If you have mulch in the yard, make sure you don’t use cocoa mulch. Cocoa is extremely poisonous to dogs because it contains Theobromine. Instead, you’ll want to use hardwood mulch. Hardwood mulch also doesn’t stick to long canine coats and paws. 

 
2. Watch out for toxic plants. Check out this list of 12 plants that could be dangerous to your dog. If you move to a new location, be sure to check the yard over before letting your dog roam unsupervised. 

 
3. Keep your pup safe from biting insects such as fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. When used properly, approved pesticides can help you combat these insects. Ticks can cause Lyme Disease and Mosquitoes can cause deadly Heartworm Disease. Fleas can cause your pet to develop a Roundworm infection.  Your veterinarian can also prescribe medication to keep ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes away. 

 
4. Keep your lawn care chemicals safely stored away from pets. Be sure to closely follow all the instructions on the package. The best place to store these chemicals would likely be in a locked shed in a plastic bin that can catch leaks if they occur.

 
5. Keep your grass short so that dogs have a clear running space. Short grass will also lessen the population of ticks in your yard. Longer grass can hide the damage that dog urine can do to it. It is much more apparent on short grass and is therefore, easier to treat. 

 

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