If you are lucky enough to live in a house with a garden, you can think of designing it according to your dog’s needs. An open space where the animal can have fun in complete safety, it will carry out his and your days. Here’s how to create the perfect garden for the dog effortlessly!
Having a garden to take care of removes the stress and allows you to enjoy long moments of peace and tranquility. It is also a good way to improve the quality of life for both humans and furry friends. Here’s how to properly create and decorate the garden.
1. THE DOG HOUSE
It is the dog’s refuge, a place where the faithful friend sleeps, shelters from bad weather or the scorching sun and finds tranquility from daily routine. The outdoor kennel should preferably be placed on an insulating base to prevent the dog from coming into direct contact with the soil moisture and placed in a shaded place. If you choose a Ferplast kennel this problem is already overcome as they have plastic feet that isolate them more from the ground. The options are varied, there are models in wood or plastic, the former much more insulating the latter very easy to clean and sanitize. Among the best wooden kennels we find Domus by Ferplast, with a classic house-shaped design with a pitched roof, among those in thermoplastic resin, Kenny in the shape of an igloo.
If the dog lives in the garden, the set of bowls for water and food cannot be missing. In summer, since the dog needs to hydrate more, you can think of placing three, two to be filled with fresh water and to be placed in different places. Are plastic or steel bowls better? Little changes, the important thing is to keep them always clean, also because being outside they will be more easily filled with insects attracted by the scent of the croquettes and dazzled by crystal clear water!
3. BEWARE OF PLANTS
Not all plants are friends with our dogs! Whether it is shrubs to put in flower beds or flowers to be planted in pots, the plants that will beautify your garden must be selected considering that there are varieties that are toxic to dogs. For example oleander, castor and yew, lilies, daffodils, azaleas, hydrangeas, tulips, ivy can be dangerous if ingested in small quantities. Some can cause intoxication, other allergies and still others can be lethal for the dogs.
If you don’t want to give up the floral decorations, you can move the vases upwards, perhaps creating original vertical gardens.
A dog-proof garden must be well fenced, in order to avoid that the animal decides to take a walk outside the borders without our permission, in addition, Rex has in his DNA an amazing ability to climb over the fences and find an escape route.
Never ever leave the gate open, even the most obedient dog can turn into a transgressor of the law! The problem is that he is absolutely unaware of the dangers he can face.
5. AREA FOR THEIR BUSINESS
So many dry and sparse spots here and there in your beautiful green lawn are certainly not a good sight. You can set up or review the spaces by creating a special area where the dog can make his business: a small area covered with sand or on which to place a special hygienic pad will be enough. If you want to save the grass from burning, you can irrigate the damaged spot abundantly within 8 hours!
6. PALYING AREA
If you have enough space, why not use it to create a playground where the dog can give vent to his energy? Place different tools such as tunnels, cones, walkways to create a path full of obstacles to overcome. In doing so, the faithful friend will spend his time in a useful way and will not be pushed to dig into the ground ruining the garden!
Building a dog-friendly garden is not that difficult! Reconciling the desire for a green and well-kept garden and the freedom of the furry to enjoy it is possible, just keep our advice in mind!