Marshalls Puppy Paving
Did you fall for it? We’re afraid that Marshalls Puppy Paving won’t be available anytime soon, but if if you are the proud owner of a new pup or are considering one in the future, here are three handy tips when it comes to pet friendly gardens:
Consider your planting
Robust plants are a great idea for gardens that are home to boisterous dogs that don’t know to keep to the paths. According to BBC Gardeners World snapdragons, michaelmas, daisies, camellias, rose, sunflowers, elaeagnus, centaurea (cornflower), impatiens and calendula are all great pet friendly planting options and pose no threat to dogs. Plants to avoid, which could make them ill if eaten, include chrysanthemum, aconite, buttercup, daffodil, daphne, delphinium, foxglove, hydrangea, oak, tomato, wisteria and yew. As always, check with your garden centre before buying if you’re unsure.
Choose patio paving that absorbs less water
Motus porcelain paving in Cream
A key part of dog training is making sure they know where to do their business and for most people the garden is the place to start. If you’re looking to change your patio, porcelain paving is a great option for pet owners. Porcelain absorbs little to no water, which means that any accidents from your beloved pet can be cleaned away more easily. It is also low maintenance in general, giving you more time to spend with your new furry friend.
Take a look at artificial grass
Always Green artificial grass in Summer Lawn
If you’re a house proud dog owner you might not fancy the idea of trails of mud coming through the door, so consider creating a lawn area with artificial grass. Popular with families too, a dedicated fake turf area creates a good play space that will stay looking good all year round. Our Always Green grass is pet safe and looks incredibly realistic too.