There’s a lot of interest these days in creating landscapes that are also functional for pets.
The first thing to consider is always safety, then comfort. Consider,
- pool and pond safety – be sure to teach your pet to swim and exit pool, enclose your pool area and use a pet-friendly cover;
- fencing and gates that are high and low enough to avoid escape;
- using pet-friendly materials: fertilizers, weed control and mulches (horticultural vinegar is a great way to remove weeds) and NEVER ever use cocoa shell mulch; and
- supervising small pets particularly in rural areas (to avoid run ins with local wildlife)
Your pampered pooch may also enjoy outdoor furniture designed for them, a heated/air conditioned dog-house or a doggy cabana with all the amenities. Cat cages allow cats to play outside within a safe and confined space. See for yourself www.pinterest.com/greatponds