Dog Proofing Your Garden

If you take a lot of pride in your garden, but also love your dog too, you are probably aware of the problems that arise having both in your life.  Gardens are great for dogs, this is undoubtedly true.  They can run around, dig and urinate wherever they want.  Well, from the point of view of garden lovers this is where the problems arise.  Not only that, there are dangers both visible and hidden in gardens that can cause your dog injuries.

What do you do?  You need to take measures to sufficiently dog proof your garden and in the following article, we will highlight some of the best things you can do to achieve this.

Raised Flowerbeds in Areas Used For Entertainment

If you have areas of your garden that you entertain guests in, you may have garden and flowerbeds to decorate the surroundings.  These can be very intriguing and enticing for your dog, so it is a good idea to build raised flowerbeds to keep your canine pal out.  Further to that, having them off the ground actually makes them more interesting.

Plant Very Deep Beds And Make Space Along The Fence Line

While dogs are very territorial creatures, they are also incredibly wary and curious too.  They like to have boundaries and protect them.  If you are looking to keep your dog away from your garden and flowerbeds, you need to create deeper than normal beds and then give your dog access to the beds in the fence line.  this gives them a great place to play and patrol their territory without ruining your plants and flowers.

Invest In Self-Repairing, Durable Grasses

Just because you have a dog, it doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to a life without a pristine lawn.  However, it is important that you choose the right kind of lawn and hardier grass is obviously best.  It is a certainty when you have dogs, other pets and even children that there will be parts of your lawn that are more used than others and therefore more worn out than others.  This is why we recommend Kikuyu, buffalo grass or couch.  If these are not available, you could speak to your local garden centre for other options.

Make Use Of Rose Clippings To Stop Diggers

Cockerpoos are a breed that is known to love digging – and they don’t exactly care where they dig as long as there is muck.  Obviously, this can cause problems if you are trying to grow beautiful flowers and practical vegetables.  You can deter diggers though by placing rose clippings around your prized flowers and plants.  As dogs are fast learners, they will stop digging in those areas to avoid pricking themselves in the face, paw or somewhere else on their body.

So before you give up on ever having a great looking garden, if you have recently got yourself a dog, remember the tips outlined above.  By simply following these tips you can successfully and sufficiently dog proof your garden.

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