While artificial turf gardens can be a fun place for pets to explore and play, some seemingly harmless plants and gardening products can be toxic to pets and unwanted critters can spread parasites. With 44% of households in the UK having a pet or pets you need to ensure that your garden is animal friendly. Here are some do’s and don’ts to keep your garden animal-friendly!
Avoiding pesticide and weed killers.
These kinds of products contain chemicals that can irritate animals and, in some cases, be toxic. Some weed killers contain hazardous ingredients like borax and arsenic, which can be fatal to pets. If you’re unsure whether a weed killer is safe to use in a garden that your pet frequents, always check with the manufacturer or consult a veterinarian. Alternatively, artificial grass is ideal for children and pets.
Unlike natural grass, artificial grass does not require the use of chemicals, meaning you don’t have to worry about animals accidentally ingesting potentially fatal substances. Artificial grass near Milton Keynes also benefits pet owners as animals are unable to dig holes through it, preventing them from spoiling the aesthetics of your garden landscape, and most importantly they won’t drag mud or grass though you’re inconveniently timed clean-house.
Now that you don’t have to mow your lawn every couple of weeks, you’ll have more time to relax and enjoy your garden as well as focus on areas you may have overlooked in the past, such as growing and planting flowers.
To beautify your garden, you’ll need some exotic flowers and plants to go with your artificial grass. Pets enjoy playing with plants, but not all flowers and plants are suitable for them. Some plants contain toxins that are harmful to your pet (click here to view an extensive list), so ensure that the flowers your plant is suitable for the pets you have!
Fence off areas of your garden where you’d like to keep your pet out of and where potential predators that could cause harm to your pets may be. You want to make sure your fences are secured properly so they don’t fall or have a gap in the bottom for anything to sneak through.
Additionally, if you’re looking to create a wildlife-friendly garden that encourages non-pets to visit your garden, we’d definitely recommend setting up bird feeders. A simple yet effective way to lure some of mother natures beauty to your back garden.