Are yard is home to our dog Bear. As with any other family member in our house, he also has friends over that share the yard with him. Setting up our yard to be dog friendly is a must.

Ottawa Garden Design

Can you have a beautiful garden and have a dog?  Absolutely.  Here are a couple of tips that have worked in our own garden.

  • Design and set up your yard to be dog friendly.  How do you do that?  One way is  to set up their favourite routes as pathways.  Use nice soft material such as mulch that is comfortable for their paws and allow them the pleasure of continuing to use their favourite trails.
  • If you are planting garden beds along the fence line, leave a gap between your fence and the garden to allow dogs who like to run along side the fence room to do so.  As an added bonus it will give you space to work  if you ever need to do any fence repair.  Trust me you will be glad that you did.
  • Yellow patches on the lawn? Hose the area down to dilute the effect of the…

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