All animal lovers know that our gardens are not just for us to enjoy, but also our pets. Planning a garden to accommodate the animal members of your family is not always easy in terms of safety and aesthetics, so if you are struggling with where to start, then read on for our top tips on how to make your garden more pet friendly.
When we think of our animals outside we should be thinking of the little things that will keep them safe and happy. Leaving out and regularly replenishing bowls of water for our dogs and cats and ensuring there are spots around the garden that provide them with enough shelter is a great place to start.
Depending on the type of pet you have you may want to consider the outbuildings in your garden as an essential part of keeping your pet happy. If you have a large garden and own horses you are going to need to make sure that your stables are an adequate size to house the horses that you own. If you feel you horse has outgrown its stable, or maybe you are growing the number of horses you own, then you may want to research the range of stables available with a company like Vale Stables. You will also want to ensure that this outbuilding in your garden is constantly cleaned out in order to avoid attracting vermin to your garden.
If you have dogs and cats then an outbuilding, such as a shed can be an important element to your garden. As garden machinery and gardening products can pose a great threat to the safety of our animals it is really important to have a place to store these items and keep them safe.
If you own animals then you will need to have fencing around your garden. Not only will this stop your animals from being able to get out of your garden, but it will also prevent other animals from being able to get in. Depending on whether you have cats, dogs or horses you will need to decide on the adequate fencing measurements to ensure that your animals are protected within your garden.
If you already have fencing then make sure that you are regularly checking for any gaps. It is very common for foxes and pets to dig holes underneath fencing to be able to get in and out and this can present problems so regular maintenance will avoid this problem.
So as you can see, just a couple of tweaks here and there can make sure that your garden is a safe and relaxing sanctuary, not just for you but also for your beloved pets.