Pet Friendly Backyard Ideas Corpus Christi. When pet-owners turn homebuyers, they consider the needs of their furry friends when making a list of must-haves for their new home. They often include access to pet-friendly locations high on their lists, hoping to find a new home near a dog park or other spots where pets are welcome but even better is ample outdoor space attached to the property. Prospective homebuyers with pets appreciate having dedicated backyard space for their furry family members to call their own. There are several things to consider when transforming outdoor spaces to accommodate pets.



When you plan what to grow in your yard, it is important to include plants that are safe for pets that will spend time outdoors. You will need to avoid planting any flowers and fruit trees that are toxic to animals (e.g., azaleas, hydrangeas, plum, peach, etc.); they should be left out of your garden or planted in an area that is inaccessible to pets. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has a published list of toxic and non-toxic plants that you can use as you create your garden plan.



Another key thing to consider is the amount of space you have in your yard. You want to plan so that pets will have the freedom to comfortably explore and relax in the yard. Think about your fencing needs, too–consider the area you want to have fenced in and make sure the height of the fence is appropriate for keeping predators outside and pets inside the yard. This will help keep pets safe while still allowing them space to roam.



You will also want to assess whether you want to include any structures for pets to enjoy. Some structures provide a place for pets to sleep or relax in the shade, from dog houses to chicken coops; others include purpose-built areas dedicated to exercise like kennel runs. Whether you install a shade canopy, establish a kennel, build a doghouse, etc., providing areas where pets can take shelter from heat or inclement weather is an added bonus.


If you are planning to sell your home, consider creating a pet-friendly yard before putting your property on the market. If you keep pets in mind as you spruce up your outdoor spaces, your home will appeal to pet-owners much more.


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