Spring has sprung and it’s officially gardening season for many people. While beautiful, many plants and flowers can be toxic and potentially deadly to pets. Want to create a beautiful space that both you and your pets can enjoy? Check out some of our tips below.
Cat Safe Gardening
Cats are the ultimate adventurers and explorers. A safe garden can provide hours of entertainment and fun for a cat. If your outdoor kitty enjoys romping in the garden, you might as well make it a safe and enjoyable place for them to play. While usually selective in what they choose to eat, try to only use cat-friendly plants in your garden. Some of these include:
- Cat nip
- Maiden Grass
These plants can attract butterflies, an excellent source of entertainment for your kitties to chase! Be sure to use cat safe organic soil/mulch. You can also include sand for your cat to play and dig in. Another fun touch is to add posts or sun spots where your cat can bask in the light. Cats also enjoy a little bit of cover, so plant some hardy shrubs.
Dog Safe Gardening
Many common house plants can be dangerous for your pups. You should always keep these on shelves or hang them from your ceilings. Outdoor gardens can also have hazards, but there’s plenty of dog safe plant options to make your space pretty and still stimulating to your pets.
- African Violets
If you’d prefer a safe but dog-free garden, an important part to keeping it that way is landscaping. If you plant areas densely, your pets are less likely to run through. You can also strategically use paths and fences to keep your dogs from running right through all your hard work. Use raised flower beds and plant hardy shrubs around the outside that can take a little bit of potential paw-traffic.
We hope you learned a few tips to create a livable, secure, and purposeful area that both you and your pets can enjoy!