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Creating Outdoor Spaces Fit For Pets

In CategoryTim Whitcombe
ByGardenAdvice Tim Whitcombe

Pets need a certain environment to live properly in and thrive. You cannot keep a pet like a cat or dog inside at all times. They need to see the outdoors and you need to make sure that you are providing them with a good chunk of outdoor time. What better way to do so, other than creating outdoor spaces for your pets. An outdoor space which is suitable for pets can be made very easily, especially if you already have some extra space outdoors. Read this blog to find out more.

  1. Astroturf

Artificial grass is a great option for you if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on getting real grass and then, having to take care of it all the time. Astroturf is a much cheaper and low maintenance option. It’s also great for dogs and other pets because it is quite resistant to a lot of pets. It still stays intact and doesn’t get damaged over time. Also, you don’t need to water it either. Artificial grass is literally a lifesaver when you want grass for your outdoor space but don’t want to take care of it all the time. 

  1. Pet-Friendly Plants

When figuring out what plants to take for your outdoor space, which is suitable for pets, make sure you are asking your florist about pet-friendly plants. There should be no danger to the pets from these plants. They should have no thorns on it either, so that it doesn’t injure your pet. Also, the plants should be urine resistant. Urine is pets, especially dogs. It is quite harsh for a lot of plants so you need to make sure that you are not taking any plants which are sensitive to the pet’s urine otherwise, it will be more work for you. 

  1. Say No To Pesticides

If there is going to be an outdoor space, there are going to be plants. Well, what you don’t want to do is use pesticides on these plants. A lot of pets are sensitive to pesticides and pesticides are not generally good anyways. You need to limit the use of pesticides especially if you are going to have pets wander in your outdoor space. Pesticides will only harm your pet and you don’t want that to happen. 

  1. Space To Run And Explore

When designing an outdoor space suitable for pets, you need to make sure that there is a lot of running space for your pets. Your pets need to get a good amount of walk in every day in order for them to stay active and fit. So you need to make sure that your outdoor space has a lot of space for the pet to freely run around and wander. This will be good for you and the pet. You can leave the wandering space as it is, or you can have grass and plants on it as well.




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