Our pets bring us so much joy in our lives, so of course, we want to give the same to them. You have a beautiful lawn that you want your furbaby to be able to enjoy; however, you need to take certain precautions to ensure their safety. In our last blog, we began going over some ways you can do this. In this blog, we will continue our list.

Buy pet-safe mulch

You may not realize it, but what your mulch is made out of is of the utmost importance when it comes to pet safety. A popular type of mulch is made out of cocoa beans, and many dogs cannot resist the delicious smell, and want to investigate. Unfortunately, if your pup eats this mulch, it can make them extremely ill, and could even kill them. Check your mulch before you use it, or call Lawn and Landscape Gardens for our lawn maintenance services. We can ensure that your mulch is pet-friendly so you can rest assured that Fido is safe and sound.

Watch the water

Water features add beauty to your lawn, so it’s no surprise if you have a pond in your backyard. However, on the surface of the water, danger may lurk for your dog or cat. Your furry friend may feel inclined to lap it up, and if you have algae floating on the surface of your pond, it could cause them to become quite ill, including vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, and weakness. Be sure to clear algae from your water feature promptly.

Now that you know the potential dangers of your lawn, you know how to ensure that you and your pup can enjoy it together for years to come. When you need landscaping services in the Twin Cities, contact Lawn and Landscape Gardens!