Maintaining Your Landscape Design When You Have Pets

Maintaining Your Landscape Design When You Have Pets carroll landscaping

Landscaping when you have dogs means thinking about safety, usability, and aesthetics from your pet’s perspective.

As all pet owners know, they’re like part of the family — but keeping up with the extra messes, droppings, and fur is daunting. Hardscaping and landscaping when you have dogs means thinking about safety, usability, and aesthetics from your pet’s perspective. If you’re looking for ways to maintain your landscape while providing ample outdoor time and exercise for your fluffy friends, we have some tips for you. Keep reading to learn more.

Design Your Landscape for Your Pets

The only landscape a pet can destroy is a poorly designed one. A professional landscaping company can create a customized landscape specific to your pet’s habits. This may mean designing the layout in a particular manner or only using certain plants. If you consider that landscaping primarily focuses on hardscapes, you will realize it is worth investing in your landscape design, even if you have multiple pets.

Train Your Pets 

Training a pet takes patience, consistency, and repetition. However, teaching outdoor etiquette is important to being a responsible pet owner. To keep your pet away from flower beds and off the grass, use positive reinforcement every time they do not wander in these areas. Make sure they only receive this reward when they stay off the grass and away from flower beds.

Hardscaping Features Double as Enrichment

Most hardscapes are extremely pet-friendly and enjoyable. A patio, fireplace, outdoor kitchen, or water feature will easily integrate with a backyard with animals. If your pet is adequately trained, you won’t have to worry about them damaging the new feature.

Your pets have likely worn paths into your turf or lawn. Keeping dogs away from favorite runs can be frustrating. Consider laying pavers or other hardscaping features along these preferred paths to protect your lawn and create an organic design so your pets can bound through beautiful, welcoming spaces. 

Keep Your Lawn Clean

This may seem obvious, but people often forget the importance of cleaning up after their pets. This simple act will keep your landscape beautiful, but more importantly, it will maintain the health and safety of your family and other animals. Not only is it unsightly to have waste around your property, but it can carry harmful bacteria that cause diseases.

Proper lawn maintenance with pets around can be challenging, but if you take the right steps, you can create a landscape that is both beautiful and pet-friendly. Planting certain types of foliage is also great for keeping unwanted animals away from your grassy areas

Interested in Improving Your Outdoor Living Space? Consider Landscape and Hardscaping Design Services from Carroll Landscaping

Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.

We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416.

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