5 Ways to Keep Your Yard Safe for Pets

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Every pet owner knows how important it is to make sure their home is safe for their furry friends, but making sure outdoor areas are safe is just as crucial. We all want the best for our pets, providing them with a safe area to play can be of great benefit to them. Protecting our animals from backyard danger can be completed by a few simple steps.

Fences
A sturdy fence is a great way to keep your backyard safe. Gates can help protect your pets from potentially dangerous parts of the yard like a deep pool or uncovered holes in the ground. They can also prevent pets from running after wild animals or escaping into the street. Be sure to check that your fence is sturdy and there are no weak spots where small animals can easily wiggle through.

Structures
Routinely check structures in your backyard to ensure their stability. Dark, humid areas are the perfect spots for pests like ticks to hide. Check outdoor dog homes often since they tend to be a favorite spot for ticks. Make sure your pets are up to date with their vaccines to greatly reduce their risk of illness. Always keep your deck and patio spaces clean,. Sweep away debris and remember to check underneath structures in your backyard like gazebos and fire pits, too.

Water and Shade
Pets love to spend time outdoors playing and sunbathing. It is important to always have a designated spot for water so that pets stay hydrated. Providing a shaded place for animals will help keep them cool during the warmer months. Have some fun with this by building an outdoor play area that has all of these elements.

Garden Safe Flowers
Complete your backyard with pet-safe plants to add value and life to your home. When picking out your favorite flowers make sure to look up their toxicity. Many of the most popular and beautiful plants are harmful to our animals. Flowers such as tulips, morning glories and daffodils are highly poisonous to house pets and should be avoided for backyard décor.

Artificial Grass
Your lawn is the area pets will spend most of their outdoor play time. Real grass can be potentially harmful to animals. Many dogs like to chew on grass, but the fertilizers and pesticides used to keep a real lawn green can be highly toxic. When it comes to creating a protected environment for your animals, artificial grass is an extremely popular and safe solution. Turf Now!™ Los Angeles provides synthetic grass specially designed for the needs of you and your pets. Our artificial turf keeps dirt and mud off your animals no matter what the weather is like outside. Turf Now!™ Los Angeles’ pet turf also a drainage rate of 30 inches per hour that allows pet waste to be cleaned easily.

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