Wondering how to make your grass pet friendly?
Spring is upon us – or for those out east, it’s getting close. We’ll spend more time in our outdoor living spaces, and so will our pets. Responsible pet owners will ensure their lawn is pet-friendly. If you already have an EasyTurf lawn, most of your cares and concerns are taken care of. If you’ve still got a real grass yard, here’s a few things to look out for:
– border plants may pose more of danger to your pets than you think. When choosing plants to accent your lush EasyTurf lawn, do your homework to ensure your pets’ safety. Daffodils, lilies of the valley, yews, laurels, laburnum, azaleas, foxglove, philodendrons and rhubarb are just a few of the common plants posing a threat to our 4-legged friends. Most varieties of lily are extremely poisonous to cats. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals keeps a comprehensive list of toxic and non-toxic plants.
– non-toxic plants are a no-brainer, but ask your local professional about foliage that will hold up to rough-and-tumble canines. New Zealand flax, ornamental grasses, ginger and lilac are a few plants great for pets and your landscape. Home Depot and Lowes carry a wide variety of outdoor plants and are good destinations if you have questions.
– keep your lawn maintenance tools, fertilizers, and weed killers locked up and away from any curious sniffers.
– secure your yard. You may have the friendliest pooch in town, but a secure perimeter is meant to protect them from stray dogs as much as it is to prevent yours from wandering.
Owning a pet is a big responsibility. When the weather permits, take the time to ensure your outdoor living spaces are safe and ready for your four-legged friends. And remember, EasyTurf is the industry’s pet-friendliest turf – renowned dog whisperer Cesar Millan has endoresed EasyTurf as his “turf of choice.”