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If you are a dog owner looking to share your beautiful outdoor property with your beloved canine, our Tree Amigos team wants you both to enjoy your space to the fullest!

When it comes to landscaping for dogs, you don’t have to sacrifice the beauty of your outdoor space. There are many ways you can incorporate dog-friendly landscape designs that will keep your property looking great. Here are our favourite recommendations for petscaping your yard.

We’ve all heard that infamous question about who let the dogs out - and we think having a fence might have helped! When planning for a dog-friendly yard, fencing is one way you can keep your pooch safe. Fencing prevents your four-legged friend from encountering busy traffic or wildlife. Depending on the size of your outdoor property, you can fence in your full backyard, or design a fenced-in area where your pup can run free. 

You can also put fencing around any areas where you have certain plants or trees you want to protect. This is especially important if these plants are toxic to dogs. Our Niagara landscaping team can recommend safe plant varieties for a stunning outdoor space.

The wear and tear on your lawn can be another challenge when sharing a backyard with your four-legged friend. For one, there are those dreaded urine spots that leave yellow circles throughout your lawn. Once these spots develop, it can require considerable work to get rid of them. That’s why our team recommends hardscaping some areas to keep the rest of your lawn healthy. You can use materials such as stone mulch for your dog to do their business. 

If you prefer keeping areas green, another option is to use grass alternatives. Clover is a hardy option that doesn’t stain yellow like grass. It’s also more durable than grass in case your pooch is fond of rolling around on the ground!

Dogs are creatures of habit. You may have noticed worn paths on your property as your dog visits their usual spots outside. We suggest incorporating landscape design elements like paved or stone walkways that can be used to prevent worn paths throughout your property. We can also recommend hardscape options that will stay cooler on hot days to protect your dog’s paws from the heat.

And speaking of heat, outdoor shelter is essential to protecting your dog from outdoor elements. Natural features like trees can provide much-needed protection from the sun. And if your dog enjoys being out in colder weather, a doghouse can ensure they aren’t at risk of frostbite. 

If you are a dog owner who wants to see all the members of your family be happy and safe, let the Tree Amigos team build you a yard that not only looks amazing but accommodates your best furry friend as well!

Tree Amigos offers full-service landscaping in Niagara and St. Catharines. Contact our team to learn about how we can transform your outdoor property into something special.