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Consider Fido in Your Garden Design

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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,

  1. 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;
  2. fencing and gates that are high and low enough to avoid escape;
  3. 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
  4. 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

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Author: David Specic

Owner/operator of Great Ponds & Gardens providing a full range of garden landscape services combining beautiful design with meticulous execution and high quality construction practices. With over 18 years serving Oakville and Halton areas, GPG has transformed hundreds of yards into great gardens.

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