Category: The Backyard

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The Dangers of Foxtail and your Dog

Foxtails can be quite dangerous for dogs, especially if they are left unchecked. But every pet parent wants to take their canine companion out for a walk or play, and it would be unfair for our pets to have to stay indoors for all their life. In this article, we’ll discuss what types of foxtails

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The Best Types of Lawn Seed if You Own a Dog

If you’re gearing up to get your yard in shape after the ravages of the winter months, purchasing an effective lawn seed may be among your priorities. Sharing your home with a dog does mean additional wear and tear on both your house and your yard. Unless you plan to transition to artificial turf, this

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Why Does Dog Urine Stain Grass?

Many people tend to think that the acid in a pooch’s pee is the urine component that stains or burns grass. But the truth is that it’s not acid at all — it’s nitrogen. Dog pee is capable of killing grass, especially in some situations, and especially if your dog is a female. In this

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What is the Best Kind of Rock for an Outdoor Dog Run

Many families like to create an area in their backyard that can specifically be used for pottying their dogs. The advantages to creating this type of outdoor space are hard to deny. Cleaning up dog poop from rock or gravel surfaces is a breeze and providing dogs with access to a space that is designated

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How to Remove Dog Urine and Poop Smells from Your Yard

Dogs love to be outdoors. During the summer months, many pooches while the hours away racing around their yards and tagging along with their owners on outdoor adventures such as walks along the beach, strolls through the woods, and even picnics in the park. However, there is a down side to dog ownership when it

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Dog Friendly Plants – Roses, Violets, Sunflowers and More

It’s the time of year that has you itching to get outdoors and start digging in your garden. Is there anything that makes you feel more satisfied than a perfectly manicured lawn and well-tended garden? If you share your home with a dog, you have more to consider than what plants will best accentuate your

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The Best Yard Leashes and or Stakes for Dogs

Dogs love to be outdoors! In fact, many breeds enjoy communing with nature so much they don’t want to come inside at all. Though some dogs can be trained to stay within the confines of an unfenced yard, most dogs do have a penchant to wander. Since any dog that decides to explore on their

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What to Consider When Creating a Pet-Friendly Garden

With summer just around the corner, many people are making plans to spend lots of time in their gardens. Though much care and consideration goes into the design of any flower bed or vegetable garden, people with pets have more than just esthetics to think about. Since many plants, pesticides, and fertilizers can be harmful

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Backyard Pet Hazards

Dogs love to be in the backyard especially if you’re out there too! In the summer time, there is no better place to be. After all, who doesn’t enjoy the feeling of the warm, summer breeze and the sun shining down on your face? Though your backyard is a great place for your dog to

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Perimeter Fencing for Pets

If you’ve got a canine escape artist on your hands, you’ve likely been spending a lot of time researching fencing options. With so many different types of pet containment system available on the market today, it can be exceedingly difficult to decide on which is the right one for your pooch. Whether you opt for

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How To Keep Your Dog Out of Your Garden

If you are a dog owner who loves to garden, you know how frustrating it is when Fido decides he’s going to “help.” Some dogs seem to be dirt magnets, and the opportunity to forage in some fresh earth is just too great a temptation for many to resist. Better still if there are some

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The Dangers of Antifreeze and Your Pets

If you love sweets, you are not alone!  Many people do, and so do their pets.  Dogs, in particular, are drawn to chocolate even though it is comprised of theobromine, a chemical compound with a cocaine-like effect on the dog’s system, which can lead to heart attacks and death. But chocolate is not the only

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Removing Dog Pee Stains from the Lawn

You work hard to maintain a nice lawn every summer. Yet no matter how hard you try, it seems there are always unsightly stains throughout it. One of the down sides of dog ownership is dealing with dead grass and yellow stains on your prized lawn. It hurts your eyes to look at the damage

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