It is no secret – American’s LOVE their pets. As Garden Media Group points out – 65% of households have a pet, and these pet owners spend around $60 BILLION dollars a year on said pets. The only thing we spend more money on? Christmas. And collectively we are spending more time outside right? So shouldn’t our pets be spending more time outside with us too?
Spending time and a little money to make our backyards more pet friendly is an easy way to be sure our pets are safe outdoors. One easy change to make it making sure that there not not any plants growing in the yard that will make your pets sick if they were to eat it. The easiest way to ensure this is to ID your plants. Don’t know what all your plants are? Get a landscape consultation with a landscaper or horticulturalist! WE DO THIS and would be happy to identify plants for you during a landscape consultation. Plants that are poison…pull ’em! Replace with ones that make you happy, and keep your pet safe.
Want to be sure your pet stays within the boundaries of your lawn? Installing a fence keeps your pet in, safe and sound. Fencing is a great option for dogs, bunnies, chickens, mini pigs…what ever you are into. But what about cats? Pet birds? Other smaller pets that roam or fly around? Take a look at the “catio”. The next great trend in luxury pet confinement. This could be a small area, or a larger area. It could be off the deck or in the corner of the yard – in any shape or size really. Having a place where your pet can get some fresh air and sunshine will help with their wellbeing, and yours! A whole new way to play with your pet!