Dogs are a lot of fun and great companions for all ages. They like to play outside, run around for exercise, and protect you in time of need. Addressing your dog’s natural needs and keeping your landscape and yard looking good can both be accomplished with just a bit of training.
1. Walking is good! Walking your dog several times a day is something that does both of you a lot of good. This can train and adjust the dogs timing for relieving himself. Make sure you have doggie bags or some other means to pick up the mess they will leave behind.
2. Location, Location, Location – Nothing could be better than to have your dog relieve himself in the same out-of-the-way location most every time. This can be a place you make behind the garage, in the back yard, or in an area designated by your neighborhood association. The issue is to find the right place and to keep repeating where you take your dog. He will soon remember where he is to go and what he is to do.
3. Pick it up and dispose of it – If you want your yard and landscapes to look good and be an outdoor area to enjoy, you and your neighbors do not want to be walking through the messes of your animals. You can pick it up with a plastic bag, a pooper scooper, or with a small shovel, but pick it up. There are those who throw it on the garden (your choice) and some who dispose of it in the trash. But to have a good looking yard, you do not want the mess to lay in the yard.
4. Urine yellow patches – Your dog is going to urinate and that pee has a lot of nitrogen in it that will cause brown spots around the yard. One solution is to water down the spot area when he goes. This will neutralize the spot and spread the nitrogen. This even works after the fact when you first notice the brown spot; just spray a little H2O and the spot will quickly repair itself.
Swan Creek Landscaping, Inc. helps homeowners and businesses in Cecil and Harford Counties with all of their landscaping needs, helpful hints and questions. Taking care of your dog’s needs is your responsibility and taking care of your lawn’s brown spots can be ours. From design, to construction, to maintaining your property year round, we will provide you with a landscaping experience that will exceed your expectations. When considering your Landscape, Hardscape or Lawn Maintenance needs, please give us a call for a free consultation on how we can turn your visions and our experience into an outdoor living experience you and your family will appreciate.
Phone – 410.378.8668