Make Your Yard Dog Friendly
Most people think that all they need to make their yard dog-friendly is to install a fence. While contacting a fencing company in Andover, MA is a good first step, there is a lot more to consider when preparing your backyard for a new dog. You need to make sure you have the right kind of fence, you need to make sure certain areas are fenced off, and you need to make sure that your fenced-in area is a safe and fun place for your dog.
Installing the Right Fence for Your Dog
When it comes to fences, you have plenty of options available. There are tall wooden picket fences, simpler chain link fences, sturdy vinyl and plastic fences, and even invisible fences if you want to keep your dog in your yard without putting a physical barrier around your property. The fence you choose for your yard should depend on the kind of dog you have or plan to get. Chain link fences are probably the most common type of fence in the United States, and they are good if all you want is to keep your dog in your yard and to keep other animals out. They don’t allow for a lot of privacy though, and a particularly large dog might be able to jump a shorter chain link fence. A wooden picket fence is ideal if you want some more privacy and keep your dog from barking at people and other animals passing by. They also look great, but they do require a lot of upkeep and maintenance. Power washing and painting will be required every other year. We recommend Andover Painting Co for fence painting and power washing in Andover. If you want something sturdy but doesn’t require a lot of upkeep, there’s always vinyl or plastic fencing. Both of these options will give you and your dog the privacy of a wooden fence.
No matter what kind of fence you choose, an Andover fence company such as T&B Landscaping will be able to help you decide what is best for you and your dog, so feel free to ask their contractors for advice.
Fencing Off Your Garden
Dogs love to dig, and that can be bad news if you want to keep a garden. If you don’t want your pet to dig holes and ruin your garden, consider putting a fence around it. It doesn’t have to be a large fence, but hiring a good fencing contractor to put a sturdy barrier between your garden and the rest of your yard is always a great idea. This can also be for the benefit of your dog as well since some of the plants in your garden may not be good for your new pet.
Providing a Safe Space
Finally, your dog will need room to run and play within your fenced-in yard. This shouldn’t be a problem as long as you have a large backyard that doesn’t have all of its space devoted to a garden or other landscaping projects. Make sure there’s plenty of open space, soft grass that is easy on your dog’s pads, a safe place where your dog can dig and some trees, hedges and other landscaping features to give your dog plenty of shade on a hot day.
As you can probably guess, making your yard dog-friendly can be a lot of work, but it can be well worth your time if your beloved pet is happy. If you need advice on landscaping or you need to hire a contractor to prepare your yard for a new dog, the fencing experts at T&B Landscaping will be glad to help you.