Love to garden and love to spend time in the yard with your dog? Seems like these can be conflicting hobbies but there are ways you can both enjoy the outdoors this summer without sacrificing your love for plants or your desire to keep your pup safe.
Dogs can get into all kinds of trouble when left to do as they wish in the yard. From eating plants that are toxic to them to digging up flower beds and destroying the landscaping.
If your dog just wants to spend their days lounging in the sun – you can let them do just that in confidence by planting safe-for-dogs plants.
The best gardens to plant if you have dogs in the yard are ones that have a lot of plants with low-growing, wide leaves. These plants will be resistant to chewing, and they’ll also help keep your dog cool during the summer.
Here are some great options:
- Cherry trees (especially if they’re grafted)
- Roses (especially hybrid tea roses)
Of course, if you have a dog who loves to spend time unattended out in the yard, you won’t want to plant any of these plants.
These plants are toxic to dogs:
*Oleander (Nerium oleander)
*Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)
While there are some plants that are toxic to dogs and should never be planted in your yard if you have a dog, there are many other plants that are perfectly safe for dogs to eat.
Here are 5 plants that are safe for your pup to nibble on:
- Basil Imagine never having to worry about your dog wandering off into the woods or going out into the street again. With a pet containment system from DogWatch, he can roam and play freely within the boundaries you set.
Our outdoor dog fence is the best system for containing dogs in the yard and out of restricted areas. Safely keep your pups on the lawn and out of the flowerbed. Our dog fence also works great for cat containment.