When it comes to your pets, you want your furry friends to be safe and happy in your home, which includes your backyard. In fact, one of the reasons why you have a lawn may be because of your dog or cat! Unfortunately, there are certain dangers present for pets in the backyard. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ensure the safety and health of pets while they are in the yard, so everyone in your family, human or otherwise, can enjoy your beautiful lawn. Read on for some ways you can ensure that your lawn is pet safe.

Look up

If you have trees in your backyard, you may not realize that they could present a hazard to your furbaby. Often times, branches and limbs are broken and dangle precariously over your lawn without you realizing it. All it takes is a strong gust of wind to knock down one of these limbs and pin your pet to the ground. Always make a point to check your trees for falling limbs, particularly after the winter season. If you need someone to come help, contact Lawn and Landscape Gardens for lawn care maintenance services, and we can address your concerns about your trees.

Keep your chemicals away

When you have a pet, one of your primary concerns should be whether or not they can get into the chemicals you own. You may have locked away the cleaning supplies inside, but have you considered what’s out back? In your backyard, you may have pesticides, fertilizers, or other treatment chemicals that could be detrimental to your pets. Store your chemicals in a locked shed or garage to prevent your furry friend from getting too curious.

Remove metal lawn edging

Sometimes people use metal lawn edging around their flower beds to master that manicured look. However, metal lawn edging is not a good choice when you have pets, as these can cause some serious damage to paws; this edging is essentially a blade sticking out of the ground, just waiting to slice your pet! You have many different options for trimming your drive and beds, so opt for a more pet-friendly option instead. We can help you with our landscape services!

In our next blog, we will continue to go over some ways you can ensure your lawn is safe for pets. In the meantime, if you need our guidance on landscaping, contact the Twin Cities’ favorite landscape company, Lawn and Landscape Gardens, today!