From a practical standpoint, there is no reason for you not to become the owner of a pet as well as an enticing, lush yard. However, landscaping with dogs in mind presents some challenges that will definitely require compromises.
Be prepared to balance what the designer in you wants and what owning a pet requires to successfully create a pet-friendly landscape design.
Not a Fully Functional Backyard?
There is nothing worse than having an untrimmed, unsightly lawn, and plenty of backyard furniture and landscape decoration crowding the space. How exactly will you enjoy playing outdoors with your dog if you have this kind of outdoor space? (more…)