Dog Friendly Landscapes
Let’s face it, garden lovers: dogs are hard on yards. They dig holes in your beautiful garden, they kill grass, they poop. But we love our dogs and want them to be happy. So consider dogscaping, which means designing your landscape to be canine friendly. Think water features, some shade, a meandering path, maybe even a dog run. A great introduction to dogscaping can be found at this website, from the Fence Authority. It points out that you need to avoid chemicals in your dogscaping and choose dog-friendly plants, such as the urine-resistant Eunonymus Japonica. A yard designed around your dog can be quite beautiful, as shown here by Sublime Garden Design. Finally, to protect your pet, check out this list of toxic and non-toxic plants compiled by the ASPCA. So just admit it. Your beloved canine companion already has the run of the house. Why not give her the yard as well?
Georgia residents, for more tips on gardening with your dogs, call Suzanne or Jason at 770-519-6372.