Keeping Your Yard Beautiful When Owning Pets
When the sun is out and the weather is nice, there is no better place to entertain guests than the backyard. It is amazing how relaxing it can be to kick back and relax in the shade while resting on some comfy lawn chairs. But, many times the backyard becomes Fido's personal habitat and can seriously bring down the aesthetic beauty of owning a nice yard with endless potential. Things like cheaply made doghouses, water bowls and torn apart toys can make an otherwise nice backyard look like gangs of gypsies have moved in.
The symptoms of an ugly backyard include: squirrels and pests running amuck, a trampled garden, dog supplies scattered around, unsightly chain link fences, discombobulated doggie toys and the infamous "land mines." Luckily, there are lots of things homeowners can do to spruce up their yards without having to ban Fido from playing in it.
Take Down The Fence
When pet owners move into their new home, a fenced in backyard can seem like the perfect gift for Fido. Unfortunately, this is not always the best way to keep your pooch safe, and it rarely wins any awards for a stunning home.
A fence can take away from the natural beauty of a house's property. Flowers, gardens and trees can blend into the foreground with a rickety wooden fence or even worse, a chain link one. Many pet owners don't realize that curious pooches will regularly test the boundaries on a fence's weak spots. If you have a dog that is a jumper or a digger, you could be in trouble.
Wireless Fences are a great way to keep your pet "in-bounds" without putting a wall around your home. Most wireless containment systems are powerful enough to create a large span to cover almost any sized yard. Also, more than one dog can use the yard at a time as long as it is wearing a receiver collar.
Great Products To Spruce Up The Yard
No matter how responsible you are with your pooch, the chances are high that there will some pet supplies lying around the yard. This can make your home look a too busy or messy, especially if you plan on entertaining guests.
Scoop The Poop: It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it. Taking care of your dog's waste is not the best part of owning a dog, but it's something has to be done. A Pooper Scooper can make the chore a bit easier and more manageable. Also, by taking care of this regularly, you can rest easily knowing your lawn will be healthier.
Dog Tent, Not Dog House: Dog Houses are great for dogs that enjoy a bit of independence. It gives a pooch its own personal space in the yard. Yet, there are times where you may need the extra space for a BBQ or tossing the football around. A portable Dog Tent can be a great way to add space. Also, you can bring it anywhere.
Scare Crow Sprinkler: There is one drawback to owning an invisible fence, it can keep your dog in your yard but it can't keep other animals from coming in. Luckily, there is a way to protect your yard (and your pet) from critters that are trying to come in the yard by shooting them with a blast of water!
Heavy Duty Dog Toys: Try to simplify your yard by tossing out the five chewed up tennis balls, mutilated teddy bear and destroyed dog bones by investing in a Kong Dog Toy. Made specifically for heavy chewers, just one of these toys can keep your dog busy without cluttering your property.
Depending on the space you're working with, there are lots of ways to share the yard with your pet. By thinking creatively and keeping it tidy, there is no reason you can't enjoy the outdoors as much as your dog will this summer.
By: Sean Bowes