Spring Gardening with Pets

Pet-friendly plants: Choose plants that are safe for pets. Some common examples include marigolds, petunias, roses, and sunflowers. Avoid plants that are toxic to pets, such as lilies, tulips, and daffodils.

  1. Fencing: Install fencing around your garden to keep pets out, especially if you’re growing vegetables or flowers that could be harmful if ingested.
  2. Mulch: Use pet-safe mulch, such as cedar or pine, and avoid cocoa mulch, which can be toxic to pets if ingested.
  3. Chemical-free: Avoid using chemical pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides that could be harmful to pets. Opt for pet-safe alternatives or natural pest control methods.
  4. Supervision: Always supervise your pets while they’re in the garden to prevent them from eating plants or getting into potentially dangerous situations.
  5. Designated area: Consider creating a designated area in your garden for your pets, with safe plants and toys to keep them entertained.
  6. Water safety: If you have a pond or water feature, make sure it’s secure or inaccessible to pets to prevent drowning.
  7. Shade and water: Provide plenty of shade and fresh water for your pets while they’re outside with you.

By following these tips, you can enjoy gardening in the spring while keeping your pets safe and happy.