If you have pets, you’ll know that they love playing on the lawn, but it’s important to think about their health when it comes to lawn care. Always ensure you use pet-friendly chemicals and fertilisers. Always read the label with any lawn care products to check their suitability.
You should also make sure that when you do use chemicals, your pets stay inside until the lawn is dry again, and the chemicals have sunk into the roots. However, you don’t always need to use chemicals to have a healthy lawn and organic techniques will work just as well for pet owners.
Train pets to go in the same patch
If your pets like to use your garden as their toilet, encourage them to go in the same patch, rather than all over the lawn. The ammonia in your pet’s urine will turn the grass yellow, but if you restrict this effect to one area, it will be less noticeable.
Cats like to dig over their leavings so encourage them to go in the border of your garden, rather than on the lawn. You can do this by placing some wood chip cat litter in a suitable place, such as under a large bush, and then show your cat the new location.