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Love Your Dog and Your Beautiful Back Yard

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Two Tips For Landscaping and Your Dog in the Greater Athens Area

Here are two tips to help you keep your landscape looking top shape for you and your best friend (information and photo via Keller Williams)

1. Set Some Boundaries: Even the smartest pooch in the pack can have a hard time telling which areas of the yard are off limits. Your flower bed or vegetable garden can easily look like fair game, so adding permanent or temporary barriers to these areas may be the best way to keep the peace between you and your pet.

2. Hate those Brown Spots? Watering regularly and keeping your grass a little longer than is typical can help reduce the appearance of brown spots in your grass, but it won’t solve the problem entirely. If you can’t live with the burn marks that come from the nitrogen found in your dog’s urine, consider creating a new special place for your dog to eliminate. A fenced off area or a section of the yard with some gravel that can be easily sprayed down from time to time are great options.

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4 Ways To Help Make Your Home As Pet Friendly As You Are

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Adding pet friendly features to your home in the greater Athens area

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Is Your Home as Pet Friendly as You Are?Pet ownership is at an all-time high, with 65 percent of U.S. households owning a pet. That shakes out to more than 79 million homes. Whether you own a pet (which you likely do!) or if you’re thinking of selling your home in the future, adding these 4 pet friendly features to your home will boost its value – both with potential home buyers and your four-legged friends!

1. Sturdy fence. Pets need a secure, sturdy fence to keep them, well, fenced in. Look for solid materials and a height of at least six feet, and make sure the end structure is escape-proof.

2. Safe plants. Certain plant varieties are toxic to cats and dogs, so look up the names of all plants – whether for indoors or out – before you purchase them to determine their toxicity rating.

3. Easily cleaned flooring. A durable, easily cleaned floor will make any potential pet accidents less of a problem. Carpet may be soft, but it tends to trap hair, allergens and stains.

4. Mudrooms. With pet ownership on the rise, dedicated pet owners are in the market for special features like mudrooms that include handheld pet showers or utility sinks.

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