You want to plant a garden, but you have a dog that loves to dig up your hard work. Can you be both a garden owner and a dog owner? The answer is yes! With some work and investment, you can have a flourishing garden and a dog running outside! We have listed a few things you can do to keep your dog out of your beautiful garden.
Install dog fence
Installing a simple dog fence around your garden is a simple yet effective way to keep your dog away from your plants. You can either make your own or purchase one. Keep in mind your dog’s size and ensure the fence is tall and strong enough to keep your dog out.
Sprinkle Spices around the area
The cheapest and simplest way to keep your dogs out of areas they’re not supposed to be in is spreading spices around the area. Dogs are not fans of spicy food or anything bitter. That being said, you might want to try sprinkling things like powdered mustard, crushed dried pepper, or coffee grounds to deter your dog from the area.
Motion sensor sprinklers
Depending on what breed of dog, they might not like water or the surprise of sprinklers turning on whenever they try to approach your garden. Try investing in motion sensor sprinklers around your garden area; they’ll turn on whenever your dog attempts to make its way toward the garden! Just be sure to turn them off when you plan on tending to your plants.
Plants with thorns
No one likes getting poked or coming in contact with sharp thorns, and neither does your dog? Consider planting some rose bushes or other plants with thorns around your garden as a natural guard against your dog. One encounter with a thorn, and your dog won’t attempt the garden again!
In conclusion, there’s not one solution that will work for every garden/dog owner. The smartest thing you can do is try multiple solutions and see which works best for you, your dog, and your garden!