If you’re a pet lover, you probably want your furry friends to have the best of the best. For pets that go outdoors, that means considering them and their safety when planning hardscaping work to  your property. 

Even if you don’t have pets, thinking of the natural wildlife is a great way to go green in your own backyard. 

Here are some ways that you can plan for your pets: 

Select Pet-Safe Pavers

Selecting light-colored and non-slip pavers can help protect your pets paws from heat and avoid injuries. 

Remember: if it’s too hot for you to walk on barefoot, it’s too hot for your pets as well!

Designated Bathroom Areas

Creating a separate area for your dog to do their business will make cleanup easier for you and protect your grass from yellow spots and other damage! 

An out-of-sight or tucked away area with astroturf is a great way to protect your lawn. Once you’ve worked with your dog to teach them where and where not to go, you’ll be set and your lawn will be protected.

Accessible Water Stations

It’s important to stay hydrated! Adding a pet-friendly fountain or water feature will let your furry friends stay cool. 

Work With Non-Toxic Materials

When considering what you’ll plant, it’s important to make sure you’re working with non-toxic flowers, trees, and shrubs. 

If you’re laying mulch, check the type to make sure it’s safe for dogs. You’ll need to skip pine needle and cocoa bean mulch, among others! 

We love seeing your photos of your fluffy ones enjoying their yards! Make sure to tag us on social media at @pavestoneplus.

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