Pet Friendly Garden Plants
Having a beautiful yard and garden can be quite the challenge when you have pets you share it with. By taking a little time to make your yard pet friendly and you garden pet safe, you can make your yard into an area both of you can enjoy and get the most of. As with any big decision, doing your research and planning ahead is important in creating a safe, pet-friendly yard. Beauty and upkeep shouldn’t be your only decision when choosing outdoor plants. Here are some pet friendly plants that you can choose for your yard. Grass is a pet-friendly plant that dogs and cats love to romp and graze in. Pets like the taste and the texture of the blades of grass, and they use the grass as a self-medication for digestive upset. Dogs and cats eat the grass, which helps them to vomit, relieving the upset in their stomachs. With a varied choice of pet-friendly outdoor plants, it is best to decide on plants for their hardiness as well as appearance. Your pets aren’t going to be gentle and careful around the plants.
Select plants such as bamboo, sweet woodruff, cotoneaster, thyme and periwinkle, which are very hardy, woody plants. These types of plants can withstand being walked on and nibbled on while maintaining beauty in the yard. Along with pet-friendly green outdoor plants, there are many fragrant and pretty flowers that you can safely add to the yard. Some non-toxic flowers include marigolds, snapdragons, rex begonias, honeysuckle fuchsia, bachelor buttons and hollyhocks. Careful planning can produce a pet-friendly outdoor garden.