Four ways to create a more dog-friendly landscape


by Blair Chesnut

Lanson B. Jones | Four ways to create a more dog-friendly landscape
“Hi, I’m Blair Chesnut and the only thing I love more than designing amazing gardens is my Bichon Frise, Max! It’s our job to keep our furry friends happy and healthy and, since our dogs spend a lot of time outdoors, there are several things you can do to make your property more Fido-friendly... here’s my tips!” Blair Chesnut

How to Build a Dog-friendly Landscape in Houston:

1. Incorporate pathways

Don’t fight your pet’s favorite paths… embrace them! Dog runs are usually built along the fence line and made of mulch or gravel to protect your pup’s feet.

Lanson B. Jones & Co. Pet-friendly plants
Incorporate Pathways by Lanson B. Jones & Co.

2. Avoid toxic plants

Many of Houston’s best growing plants are hazardous to people and pets. Be sure to avoid these common choices: Oleander, Begonias, Tulips, Sago Palms, and Aloe Vera.

Lanson B. Jones & Co. Pet-friendly plants
Avoiding Toxic Plants by Lanson B. Jones & Co.

3. Go with artificial turf

Especially for small spaces, artificial turf is the best solution for lawns and pets. You’ll never have yellow spots and the drainage system keeps paws clean even after heavy rains.

Artificial Turf by Lanson B. Jones & Co.
Artificial Turf by Lanson B. Jones & Co.

4. Provide areas for shade

With Houston’s 100°+ summers, landscape elements like outdoor pavilions, awnings, and large trees can provide plenty of shady spots for your pup to stay cool and outof direct sun.

Areas for Shade
Areas for Shade by Lanson B. Jones & Co.
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