7 Amazing Ideas To Make Your Yard Pet-Friendly

Pet-Friendly Yard

Most dogs love spending time outside, and backyards provide a space for their favorite activities, like playtime and training sessions, not to mention the joys of fresh air, sunshine, and rolling around in the grass. 

These dog-friendly landscape ideas are excellent to keep your furry friend safe and happy.

Ensure Safety First

Safety comes first. You might opt for a fully fenced backyard or a dog run within a larger area. This to make our friend both safe and happy.

Add Water Features

A good option would be adding a water feature to your landscape that your pet can access. This is a great way to keep your best friend entrained and you will enjoy it too.
A splash fountain and stream are great alternatives.

Provide shade and shelter

One of the most important aspects to consider is to make your sure that your pet will get shade and shelter. This is essential, as dogs can get sunburn or suffer from a heatstroke.

One possible solution is: A large tree to provide shade, or adding a doghouse or a cathouse. If it’s possible consider both.

Keep Your Landscaping Toxin Free

Some of the most common plants in your garden may be toxic for your pet. Make sure to check with your vet a list of plants that can be dangerous for your dog. Another aspect of this is that landscaping materials and chemical controls can also be bad for them.

Mulch is a better choice for your pet-friendly garden. Here are some examples of plants that are dangerous for your pet: Azaleas, lilies, and mums.

Add Place To Play

Having a place for play for your dog is excellent to keep your dog happy doing some exercise. Provide this space for your dog to be able to run. If possible, make this space very large to keep your pet entertained.

Add Comfortable Materials

Make sure the materials you choose for your garden don’t get too hot during the sunlight, your pets should be able to walk without hurting themselves. Concrete, brick, flagstone, pebbles and smooth rocks are the best choices.

Consider A Microclover Lawn

Microclover it’s the best option for a lawn for your dog to walk in. It is immune to dog patches. Dog urine discolors lawn grasses, but it stays as green and lush as ever.

Make sure to let your landscape designer know about how many pets you own or plan to have so they take this into consideration when designing the landscape of your dreams! If you live in Vancouver, contact our friendly landscapers to book your consultation.


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