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Pet-Friendly Gardens for Your Lake Elsinor Rental Property

 Adorable Cat and Dog Relaxing in a Pet-Friendly GardenIf you give consent for your tenants to keep pets in their possession, it is significant to be sure that your Lake Elsinor rental property is, in the same vein, safe for animals as it is for humans. Building a pet-friendly garden does not have to be arduous or financially excessive. Although, truth be told, it can take a few bits of research and the right strategy. A safe and blossoming garden may fortify the splendor of many single-family rental properties, specifically for tenants with pets. Though no garden can be thoroughly pet-proof – particularly for determined diggers – there are lots of things you can surely bring about to make certain you have a safe and durable garden space in your rental property.

One of the most effective ways to start preparing for a pet-friendly garden is to do some research on which kinds of plants would be most appropriate. Several plants are poisonous for dogs, cats, and other pets, so choosing safe plants is a good idea in case your tenant’s pet decides to take a bite. When you have existing plants on the property, execute a watchful inventory of every single one (including the trees) to find out if any will be toxic. If you find any, take care to remove the entire plant and root structure. Do not use chemicals or poisons on the plants, as these can harm pets as well.

When you have a good idea of which plants you want to be included in the garden, it’s time to set up your area. Pet-friendly gardens usually use features like sturdy border plants, planting containers, raised beds, and fences to control which parts of the yard the pet will be able to access. Utilizing large, sturdy plants as a barrier over more delicate plants can help keep pets from trampling and urinating in places you don’t want them to. Container gardening, especially hanging baskets and railing planters can help place garden plants out of reach. Lastly, most inexpensive or decorative fencing can be very essential to encourage pets to use certain areas of the yard while keeping them away from others.

Other varieties of deterrents include integrating specific varieties of spices and pungent plants with smells that pets don’t like. For illustration, rosemary, sage, and bitter orange plants may keep a curious dog away due to their strong odor. Some experts recommend planting Coleus Canina, sometimes called Dogbane, in areas where pets aren’t wanted. For cats and some dogs, this plant has an overpowering smell that they don’t enjoy. However, the scent is barely noticeable to humans.

For the last point, it is vital to look into what type of fertilizer you are using on your plants. Many varieties of fertilizer and even mulch can be harmful to household pets. Despite the fact you don’t foresee your tenant’s pets to have unsupervised access to the garden, it’s good to err on the side of caution. By deciding on non-toxic varieties of both fertilizer and mulch, you may aid in creating a pet-safe garden that your tenant will love.

With some preparation and innovation, you can design a beautiful garden that will truly look good and, also, safely withstand the ordinary activities of household pets.

When you do business with the team of Lake Elsinor property managers at Real Property Management Realevate Specialists, you can be certain that tenants will be ecstatic and happy with a pet-friendly garden in their homes. Please contact us online or call our Mission Valley office at 858-997-2100 or our Temecula office at 951-461-0100 for more information.

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