If you’re like most people in the UK, your pets are probably a big part of your family. And whether you have cats, dogs, rabbits, or even reptiles, there’s a good chance that you’ve already altered your home or garden to suit their needs. From installing cat flaps to laying non-slip flooring, all pet owners are happy to put a little time and effort into making their home perfect for their animal.
When it comes to gardens, designing the space with pets in mind is even more important. Dogs in particular need a safe and secure outside space where they can play, sniff, and relax if they’re going to get the exercise and the stimulation they need to stay happy and healthy. By putting a little thought into the layout of your garden, you can create a space both you and your pets will love. As April was National Pet Month, we thought now would be the perfect opportunity to take a look at easy ways to create a pet friendly garden that’s stylish as well as practical.
Pets and artificial grass
Artificial grass is a great choice for pet owners looking for a low maintenance and eye-catching alternative to natural lawn. As @PopMech says:
“Artificial grass is the best way to make a yard dog-proof and kid-proof because there’s no way they’re going to run around and tear up your grass. Plus, it requires zero upkeep on the weekends.”
Even the most energetic puppy won’t wear their way through tough artificial grass. You can be confident your garden will stay looking great no matter how much fun your pets are having.
As well as damaging natural grass through play and digging, dogs often cause lawns to look less than lovely by relieving themselves all across the surface. Dog urine can quickly turn green grass brown, creating an uneven appearance and making your garden look a little worse for wear. If you install artificial grass, you won’t have this problem at all. Dog urine won’t discolour the surface and you can easily clean the grass using your garden hose.
Creating a safe space for your pets
If you’re trying to create a safe and secure place for your pets to enjoy, artificial grass is the perfect choice. Dogs will love playing on the surface as will other household pets. For house-proud pet owners, another big benefit of artificial grass is that it will help to keep your home clean. As it’s mud free, the surface prevents dirt being tracked onto your floors and carpets by your pets’ paws, helping you to keep your home looking great.
Find out more about the benefits of artificial grass and the different products available by taking a look around our site.