5 Ways to Create a Dog-Friendly Backyard

Scott Marks

Pet owners know there is no limit to the things you will do to ensure your dog’s comfort. You buy the best treats, brush them lovingly each night, and even get up in the middle of the night to take your dog out – all so they will be more comfortable. Thanks to you, your dog is used to the highest standards of comfort and luxury, so isn’t it time you introduced them to the artificial grass company whose standards are just as high? Southeast Turf / SYNLawn Carolina is the go-to artificial pet grass provider for both North and South Carolina. We are proud to offer the most innovative grass technology for pet-friendly landscaping designs your dog will love. Our experts have compiled the best ways to create a pet paradise in your own backyard.

Use Pet-Friendly Plants
If you have a vegetable garden, make sure food items that are toxic for dogs are covered with chicken wire and secured. Plants like tomatoes, fruit pits and even apple seeds can cause digestive upset or send your dog to the vet. Choose sturdy foliage that can stand up to a dog potentially running around (or through) them. Make sure all plants are free from thorns, barbs and splinter-inducing materials.

Plant Shade
Dogs love to lounge, but they need shelter even in cooler temperatures. Imagine having thick skin like a dog with fur on top – you’d be hot, too! Trees with large canopies, canvas awnings, or doghouses can provide a much-needed respite from the sun.

Invest in Artificial Grass
Urine can cause odors and brown spots on the lawn. Don’t waste perfectly good products on ineffective home remedies. Instead, opt for a sturdy pet turf that can stand up to heavy foot traffic. Southeast Turf / SYNLawn Carolina offers pet turf with a drainage rate of 30-inches per hour, and deodorizing sprays are also available to assist with lawn maintenance.

Reinforce Boundaries
If you have a fence around the yard, consider reinforcing it with cement blocks or wire mesh. Too many dogs dig under fences to chase after rabbits and deer. Artificial turf also offers additional safety features which can be purchased at a small fee. Don’t rely on invisible fences or your dog just “knowing” when to stop. If your dog is particularly strong-willed, the chances of them breaking right through your expectations are high.

Install Paths
Dogs love to patrol “their” territory, and that means walking the perimeter of the yard several times a day. Many dogs even enjoy having their own little secret gardens hidden from view so they can feel wild in the privacy of their own pet paradise. Similarly, a boulder or raised area can provide dogs with a “lookout” point to monitor all happenings in the yard.

Pets know a quality yard when they see one, which is why it is so important to create an interesting landscape for them to explore. Add intrigue, safety and security to your backyard with these tips and your pets will thank you! Contact Southeast Turf / SYNLawn Carolina today to speak with an artificial grass expert about residential or commercial artificial grass to suit your pet’s needs.

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Artificial Grass Reviews in North Carolina

Ron C.

Apex, NC

The Marks Family are true professionals. Answer calls/texts immediately. They treated my home like it was there own. They also hold their employees to the same standard. Clean and efficient, when they left it was like (other than the job) they were never there.

Sandra M.

Fort Mill, SC

We can’t say enough about the great service and products from Southeast Turf! From the first meeting to the installation, they were great to deal with. Not to mention how awesome my yard looks. I think several of my neighbors are going to have it done as well because they too were impressed! Thank you!!

Chris H.

Monroe, NC

I had a small fenced in area off our patio that our dogs used. Southeast Turf installed artificial grass and it looks great. The team showed up on time and did a great job. They are booked out for a few months because they are in high demand. We love our new dog area. No more dirty dog feet, no more digging and no more smell!!

Lisa M.

Surfside Beach, SC

Turf installation at our beach home. Two large dogs with a small side yard creates challenges for potty time and maintaining your yard. They were able to solve this concern with turf installation that provides a safe area for our furbabies and a beautiful physical appearance as well. The installation was professionally handled and we are loving our new area!

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