How to create the paw-fect garden for your four-legged friend

Love them or, well… love them, dogs are a person’s best friend. Loyal, hard-working and they’ll always greet you with a warm welcome – a bit like us, come to think of it.

Anyway, if you have a soft spot for pets as much as we do, you might want to design a garden that not only satisfies your needs – but theirs too.

With that said, here are some garden ideas perfect for paws of all sizes.

Add some shade ‘n’ style

A dog loves nothing more than an afternoon doze. So when the sun’s at its highest during those summer months, give your furry friend all the shade they need with a bespoke pergola. Made to last, it’s the perfect resting spot for woofers needing to put their paws up after a morning’s work burying bones. Aaah, that’s the life.

Go big on textures

We all know a doggie loves a good sniff around the garden. But if you really want to put their senses into overdrive, why not treat them to an abundance of different textures? From paving and grass to cobbles and mulch, adding a variety of textures gives them all the surface areas they need to sit back and watch the world go by. Woof!

Install some doggie decking

If you’re thinking about laying some decks for your pets, we’d suggest composite over timber. Not only is it better for withstanding their claws running along the surface, but it also protects their little paws from splinters. Yes, it might be a little more expensive, but your dog will thank you for it.

Swap muddy earth for artificial turf

Swapping a real lawn for an artificial alternative gives your pet a place to play, no matter the weather. Now before you head off to buy some fake turf, bear in mind not every style is suitable for pets. So before you hand over any cash, do your research or, better still, speak to us.

Things to avoid for the safety of your pet(s)

🐾fully open spaces with no shelter or shade

🐾leaving garden tools lying around

🐾plants, flowers or fertilisers which may be toxic

🐾broken panels or gates where they can escape

That’s your lot. If you want any more advice on designing a garden for your dog, or want to book a FREE design consultation with our team, get in touch today.

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