- Know your dog. A terrier will dig and beagles and greyhounds will try to escape. Just like a good employer should know his employee's strengths and weaknesses, you should be aware of the same for your pet.
- Create a path. If your dog has already established a path, beautify it with smooth gravel, concrete or other paw friendly material.
- Set up barriers to keep your dog from landscaping you don't want disturbed. Block more tender plants with those that are too thick to penetrate or those with thorns.
- Protect your garden. Fences or natural sprays will deter your dog from digging up or destroying your crop.
- Prevent digging with chicken wire under the soil's surface or with dense planting. Or give Fido his own special spot to dig.
- Keep your lawn green and not brown by frequently watering it to dilute urine, using natural sprays or giving your dog his own special spot.
Dogs are ohana (family) here in Hawaii, but owning a dog (or them owning you) has challenges. Besides the obvious messes they can leave in your yard, dogs can dig unsightly holes and snack on your plants. Some of the ways you can avoid damage are outlined in a recent article. In summary:
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