Having a great outdoor space for your dog is the best—and it’s super attractive to buyers, especially in the millennial buyer group. Show off your yard and make it pet friendly with these easy tips.
1. Make sure your plants and mulch are pet safe. Go through and identify all the plants in your yard. If there are some you can’t figure out, take a picture with you to your local garden supply store. If any parts of the plant are poisonous to our furry friends, replace it with something that will keep everyone safe. Same goes for mulch, which is sometimes made from the cocoa plant and has the same toxic substances as chocolate.
2. Be careful with pesticides. Many pesticides are poisonous to pets. The ones that are okay to use around pets usually have very specific instructions for use. If possible, use natural pesticides or add cedar mulch or plants like catnip and lemon balm to naturally deter pests from hanging out in your yard.
3. Decrease muddy areas. A corner of the yard that’s constantly muddy is basically a dog magnet. Add some mulch or pavers to muddy areas to cut down on dirty paws in your entryway.
4. Upgrade your fencing. Keep your pets in and other critters out by installing weatherproof fencing. Don’t forget to add a heavy-duty gate to make life easier for you!
5. Add a shady spot. Many pets love laying out in the sun, but they need a place to cool off too. Add some shade trees or designate a covered area on your patio so your pooch can continue to enjoy the fresh air without overheating.
With just a few changes, you can make your yard a haven for both pets and their owners.
If you want to know how you can make your home appeal to the most buyers possible, just send me a message and I’ll give you my expert opinion.