Landscaping for your pet and you!

If you are looking for landscaping ideas for lawns with pets, you’re on the right page.

Maintaining a great landscape and a great relationship with your pet takes some planning and work.

Man’s best friend isn’t always your lawn’s best friend. Digging, brown and yellow urine spots, worn paths from running back and forth – these common problems of dog owners can wreak havoc on your yard. EasyTurf, the industry leader in artificial grass and putting greens, provides the best answer to canine challenges.

But if you’re not going to go with EasyTurf, here’s a few things to remember:

Digging is a natural instinct for dogs. It’s also quite possibly the most destructive behavior on your lawn. A dog digs for a few reasons – one is because he’s in search of something he smells. If your dog is digging all over your yard, it’s because he he’s in search of something he smells. This is the easiest digging dog to deal with. You simply need to give him an area to dig, and train him to dig in that one area only. To do this, use soft sand, dirt and mulch. Bury bones and other treats in your “dig space,” and let him go at it. Have a rake nearby to keep the space relatively in good order.

If your dog is digging at the gate or under a fence, he may suffer from separation anxiety – spend some more time with him, take him for walks, make sure he’s well exercised. Since dogs don’t like digging through rocks, use around your flower beds and other “definitely off limits for digging areas.”

Another nice landscape feature for dogs is a pond or fountain. Not only will it create an interesting aspect to your lawn, but your dog will have a place to cool off or get a drink of water when needs to. If your dog likes to run back and forth wearing a path into your lawn, cover the path with mulch or hide it with a line of small shrubs.

When choosing plants and flowers, understand there are types that are poisonous to dogs and other pets. If you are unsure, check with your local nursery or gardening professional. The staff at most home improvement stores and nurseries are happy to help.

There are a lot more ideas than we can possible print here, but your local nursery or garden center can surely give you more. If you’re interested in EasyTurf, give us a call – 866-EASYTURF. We are pet friendly … possibly the pet friendliest landscape you could get! The unmatched durability and drainage technology were driving factors for renowned dog whisperer Cesar Millan decision to install EasyTurf at his Dog Psychology Center.

“Here at the Dog Psychology Center we have a lot of land to cover, so it’s important to me that our water conserving landscape is easy to care for, safe for our pack and has proper drainage,” said Millan. “Not only does Easy Turf look just like natural grass, it helps to eliminate common lawn problems associated with pets like brown spots from urine, tracked in mud, grass clippings and it can even deter your dog from digging holes.”

EasyTurf has proven to stand up to the most challenging of pets, and its low maintenance features make keeping a beautiful, problem-free lawn all year long easy.

EasyTurf requires little maintenance, no mowing or watering, stays green year round and cleaning up after the dogs is as easy as picking up the solid waste and rinsing off the urine. By eliminating dirt and mud from the yard, dogs also stay cleaner, longer.

“EasyTurf was the best choice for us and is the best choice for your pack,” Millan said.

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