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Preparing Your Yard for Pets

Puppy-Proof Your Lawn with These 5 Easy Tips

Dogs need plenty of exercise to stay healthy and plenty of room to run around and play. Puppies especially have a lot of energy, so it is important to make sure that your backyard is well prepared for the rigors of puppy play. There are several things you can do to ensure that your yard will survive the new addition to the family, and we have put together a list of suggestions to help. If you follow these simple steps, you will be able to keep your yard in great shape no matter how roughly the kids and dogs play.

Artificial Grass

The first thing you should consider is installing synthetic pet grass. Throughout Philadelphia, homeowners find that synthetic lawns are not only a great investment for the home, but are also wonderful for pets. Without the need for chemicals and pesticides, you pet won’t be exposed to harmful toxins. Without mud, no more muddy paws tracking prints through your home. It also prevents digging and is easy to clean.

Seal Crawl Spaces

Just as children love to climb and crawl and just generally get into places you’d rather they didn’t, your pups love to explore. Crawl spaces under the house could provide an (in)convenient escape route for your four-legged family member. Take some time to seal such spaces off to keep your dogs out of mischief.

Poolside Precautions

It can be nerve-wracking to let your puppy outside on their own if you have a pool in your backyard. As such, you may want construct a small fence around the perimeter to keep from them getting in without your help. If they do manage to get in somehow, it is just as crucial that they have an easy way to get out, such as stairs or a beach entry.

Fencing

Some dogs are perfectly content to stay within their territory and see fences not as something to keep them in so much as keep strangers out. Others, however, are all too eager to go looking for adventure beyond the borders of your yard. Therefore, make sure that your fence is tall enough that your dog won’t be able to jump over it, even once they’ve grown up.

Guard the Gates

Self-closing hinges prevent your pet from escaping into the neighborhood should the gate ever be accidentally left open. Consider installing locks on the gate as well, as this will prevent anyone outside the family from getting it open. If you are expecting guests or workers, it is best to keep your pets inside that day or, if your pet knows the person, escort your guests into the yard to make sure your dog doesn’t make a break for it while the gate is open.

Artificial grass is a great solution for pet owners in Philadelphia, as synthetic pet grass provides a range of benefits for homeowners. These are just a few ideas to help get your lawn ready for your new puppy, but a synthetic lawn will be the greatest investment you can make for your pet’s new home. Contact us today for a free quote and let’s get started on the perfect design for your home!

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