Tips and Tricks for a Pet-Friendly Yard and Lawn

Posted on August 28, 2020 by Ashlee Hall

When you think about it, your pets likely enjoy your backyard just as much, if not more, than you do… but for different reasons.

Some pets spend a majority of their lives in your backyard, so ensuring that you have a pet-friendly yard and lawn is incredibly important. Keep reading for some handy tips and tricks to keep your yard looking good whilst ensuring your furry friends are safe. If you need any further assistance when it comes to turf, give Rosemount Turf a call and we would be more than happy to assist.

Plants

Ensuring that you have the appropriate plants in your garden is very important – this includes sturdy plants that have soft foliage, which should be placed in areas near your garden. Different animals get along with different plants, so ensure you thoroughly complete your research before introducing any new options into your yard.

Lawn

Natural turf grass is a great option for yards with pets, as it can withstand any rough and tumble incredibly well. A well-kept lawn is usually safe for pets and children to play on, it will self-repair from any damage or tracking and, with a bit of care with some nutrient and aeration every now-and-then your lawn should serve you and your pet friends well.

The type of turf you choose for your yard will differ depending on a range of factors, including location and climate. It is best to speak to a lawn specialist, such as Rosemount Turf, and they will be able to suggest the best options to suit your needs.

Lawn Tips

Once you have decided on the turf variety that is best for you and your yard, there are a few lawn tips to follow to keep both your grass and your pets in tiptop shape:

  • A healthy lawn should equate to healthy pets but be mindful of potentially harmful chemicals in lawn fertilisers and treatments.
  • Do not use synthetic grass, as your pets appreciate natural turf a lot more. This is especially the case in warmer temperatures, as fake grass gets hot for both humans and pets.
  • Always put away your gardening tools and equipment, especially sharp ones, as this can save your pet from a potential injury.
  • A little lawn care often will help keep your lawn in good condition, as pets and kids tend to track in places on your lawn which can compact the soil in some areas. Aerate occasionally with a commercial aerator or even a pitchfork and lightly topdress in spring for best results.
  • Putting up a fence will keep your pet from running off, as well as keeping pets out of any parts of the garden you do not want them in, keeping both your pets and your garden safe.
  • Your pet needs to be able to escape the summer heat, so providing a shady spot to hide from the heat is always a good idea. Remember, your pet having access to shaded areas is vital!
  • As always, keep a water bowl nearby or an automatic watering system, especially on hot days.

If you follow along with these tips and tricks, you’ll be content in knowing your pet is safe and you’ll be able to enjoy a healthy lawn area in your backyard with your two- or four-legged best friends. Give Rosemount Turf a call to learn more!

Resources:
Lawn Solutions Australia: https://lawnsolutionsaustralia.com.au/lawn-care/lawns-pets/tips-to-make-your-yard-and-lawn-pet-friendly/

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