Quick Fix Tips for Animal Lawn and Garden Damage

Most people love their animals dearly. They are faithful companions, make you smile, and will never be unhappy to see you. But what they can also do is damage your lawn. While it’s not the end of the world to have a little bit of lawn damage, it would be helpful if you could repair it without too much hassle.

Whether your dog is to blame, or the neighbour’s cats lack boundaries, you are sure to find some helpful lawn care tips below from The Lawncare Man. You’ll be on top of lawn repairs in no time.

Burnt Lawn

One of the sacrifices you often have to make for the love of dog ownership is burnt patches on your lawn. These are usually caused by urine, especially with high levels of nitrogen and salt. While encouraging your dog to drink more water is one way in which to reduce the instance of burnt patches, it’s not a sure-fire way to solve the problem. Especially as you can lead a dog to water, but you can’t make it drink.

If your burnt lawn problem is particularly bad, it’s a good idea to tie off the area so that your dog can’t access it. You can then start the lawn healing process by scraping off the dead lawn, aerating and watering it, and resowing it with grass seed. A layer of black plastic over the top of it can help to warm the seeds and ground for faster germination.

You can also invest in filter systems and products that help to reduce the mineral composition of water to result in less of a harmful impact on your grass at the other end.

Hole Digging

Dogs don’t dig holes for no reason. Often, it’s a way for them to express boredom, frustration, or anxiety at being somewhere they don’t want to be. Have you thought about why your dog is digging holes? Identification of the problem can lead to solving it sooner than you might have thought.

Some dogs dig holes when you leave them in a kennel or run area with no stimulation. Before you head to work for the day in anticipation of a canyon-size hole upon your return, think about how you can tire them out.

Take them for a walk or run before you go to work and see if the stimulation is enough to prevent the holes. You can also consider the use of chicken wire on the ground to stop the desire to dig in the first place. Lawncare doesn’t have to be challenging.

If your dog is by themselves a lot, then look in your local area for a doggy daycare centre. Time with other dogs in a stimulating setting a few days a week may be all it takes to nip that hole digging in the bud.

Cat Litter Box Choice

There is nothing worse than digging up carrots in your vegetable garden, only to find a cat has used it as a litter box. Whether it’s your cat or someone else’s, it’s a frustrating moment for many.

You can deter cats from using your gardens as their toilet by trying out some natural repellents. Scented oils and herbs often work a treat, as do coffee grounds and citrus. Where possible, consider covering your garden with netting to deter them from visiting your yard at all.

You will never be able to stop your pets from causing chaos in your garden and yard to some degree, but it’s helpful if you have some preventative measures up your sleeve. Give these tips above a try and see how beneficial they are for your situation.