Creating an aesthetically pleasing garden that is safe for our furriest member of the family is also a priority. So how do you transform those garden rocks for sale into an aesthetic, yet safe for your pets? Hardscape.
Before we get to the nitty-gritty on how to create a great hardscape for pets, here are some great pointers to consider before excitedly going over Labrador Landscapes supplies.
- Is it safe for my pet?
- Will my pet like what I am planning?
- Are there other materials that might be toxic for my pet?
- Am I putting these hardscapes in the right way?
When you’ve all done and considered all these pointers, let’s go back to building a hardscape for your pets.
Choose the right rocks to build
It doesn’t take rocket science to figure that out. In choosing the right garden rocks for your pets, you need to consider that their paws are sensitive to sharp objects. You may need to choose smooth flagstone or pavers.
Flagstone or pavers is an excellent option for building a yard for dogs. Its smooth surface is easy on your pet’s paws, while the flat stones are difficult for the pooch to dig up and impossible to ingest. Perfect choice, isn’t it?
You can also incorporate a sandpit for your pet, while you’re at it. Don’t let them stop their digging – because that is in your pet’s nature.
You can also choose large rocks
But not the sharp and pointy ones. Your dog’s paws are not made of steel. So when you choose to hardscape with smooth chunkier pieces of rock that are at least 6 to 12 inches wide, or anything too large to fit into your dog’s mouth. Except, of course, if you own a German Shepherd, then you’ll be needing boulders.
Smooth rocks will flush with the ground, allowing the dog to run along the rocks without tripping or damaging its paws–the perfect setting for you and your pet.
Build your hardscape after getting your garden rocks from Labrador Landscape
Now is the moment of truth. Prepare your area well. If there is a need for digging, then, dig those up. Shape it up to the design that you want. Pile the rocks and flatten the surface.
Let your pooch run free with the song “I Want to Break Free” blasting on the speakers
Of course, you can lose the music. Nevertheless, let your dog enjoy its new play area.
So that is how you transform those garden rocks for sale into a great hardscape for your pets. Visit Labrador Landscape for more supplies for your garden, yard, and more.