Gardeners, is there anything that most pets love more than running about on the lawn, nibbling at the flora, and enjoying the freedom of the great outdoors? However, if you aren’t careful your garden can be a dangerous place for pets, somewhere where they can get ill or injured or even come across a worse fate.
Luckily, there are some things you can do to minimize the risk of anything nasty happening to your beloved pet while they are outside in your garden. Read on to find out what they are.
Ensure your pets can enjoy your garden as much as you do.
Create a safe enclosure
One thing that it is vital to consider when creating a pet-proof garden is to make sure that your outside space is completely enclosed. This means it necessary to go around and check that are no holes or space in shrubs or between trees that are largest enough for your rabbit or pup to squeeze through. Otherwise, they could and escape into your neighbour’s garden or onto the street.
To make the garden space extra safe, you can erect a fence that will ensure your pet stays where they should.
Something that you can do pretty easily yourself. In fact, all you need to do is find a stockist of quality fencing supplies and watch tutorials like this to show you what to do. Then you can put up an attractive barrier without having to spend extra money on getting a professional to do it for you.
Watch your planting
Another crucial issue with safety in a pet-proof garden is the plants that you choose to grow. The reason for this is that some plants can be poisonous to animals if they eat them. Some can even be poisonous if they just come into contact with them!
Of course, you furry friends won’t know this, so they only way to protect them is to pull out any such offenders or avoid planting them in the first place.
Assign them an area
One big reason that our pets are heavy users of the garden environment is that it is where many of the go to the toilet. To make it best for you pet and for you it’s a good idea to assign them a certain space in which to do this.
Then you limit the chance of them spreading any germs around the garden. You can also clean the area much more easily, especially if you install a sandbox or artificial grass. Something that is much better for you pet’s health.
Remove any hazards
Last of all, don’t forget that there are many other possible hazards in the garden that could injure your pet. This may be from something as simple as slippery brickwork that causes them to fall over when it has been raining, to plant and lawn food that could be poisonous if consumed.
To deal with this, it can be helpful to always check whether the chemical and feeds you are using are [amazon_textlink asin=’B000VYOQQ4′ text=’pet safe’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’mygardening411-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’a0827c7e-053d-11e8-ba5c-e3dcfe1a8059′]. Also if there is a particular part of the garden that you know could be dangerous don’t hesitate in fencing it off, so it doesn’t pose a risk.