As a proud pet owner, you want what’s best for both your furry friends and your outdoor space. However, pets can unintentionally damage lawns with everything from urine spots to excessive digging. But with a few changes in your lawn maintenance practices, you can definitely tune down the damage. You first have to restore the damage and then, prevent those damages further. Here is a step-by-step breakdown and tips to prevent any damage to the lawn as well as to your loved pet.

Preventive Steps In Lawn Maintenance for Pet Owners

Take Your Pet to Walk Often: Make it a daily routine to take your dog or pet for a walk, encouraging them to do their business outside the home. This not only helps them become more accustomed to using outdoor spaces but also serves as a simple and effective preventive measure to avoid patches on your lawn.

Different Potty Zones in Yard: If you set up different urinating zones and train your pet dog or cat to use different areas, it will lessen the damage to the grasses of a particular area.

Cleaning Up / Restore Damage:  To restore the damaged areas, first start by picking up the pet’s toys, refilling the dug holes, and using active fertilizer to restore yellow patches.

Lawn Maintenance Tips to Have A Healthy Lawn for Pet-Owners

  1. Proper Irrigation System: Having well-aerated soil and a proper lawn irrigation system is key to maintaining the good health of your front yard. If you have pets, it is important that the soil has proper drainage and aeration to prevent root-rotting.
  2. Sow Tolerant Grass Type: If you are noticing your grass is thinning out or not performing well,  consider changing out the type of grass by adding more damage tolerating grass like bermuda grass, couch turf, RTF before spring to prevent damages in the upcoming time. 
  3. Professional Lawn Clean-Up & Care: For getting the maximum results and ensuring that you don’t have water-logging and root damage and unhealthy soil pH from having a pet, make sure to get professional services for aeration, fertilizing and clean up and regular lawn maintenance before spring and in peak growing season as well.

In conclusion, maintaining a lush and spotless lawn as a pet owner requires a strategic approach that addresses both the needs of your furry friends and the health of your grass.  Start by preventing pet damage through regular walks and creating designated potty zones. These steps not only minimize the impact on your lawn but also contribute to the well-being of your pets.