Bonnie’s Picks: Dog-friendly Garden Accents
On Tuesday, Jessy talked discussed 4 ways to create a dog-friendly small garden and let me tell you — she knows what she’s talking about. As I watch my own two doggies romp around the yard that she designed, I realize what a great job she really did.
Two years ago my husband and I moved from 13 acres in the Wine Country to 2 acres on the SF Peninsula; our dogs went from free-range to short-range. This has made me realize what’s really important to our dogs — no matter how big the area: they love a sheltered area, a good viewing spot and a good drink. Basically — they’re just like their owners!
Here are some of my favorite dog-friendly garden accents that satisfy all those needs:
1. The Modern Cabana Dog House
This is a great multi-functional dog house. Made using non-toxic paints and finishes, your dog will enjoy resting below — or jumping on the living roof for a great view! (I say this because Kimmie is a jumper — see below.) If your dog isn’t a “jumper,” use the living roof to plant herbs and other shallow-rooted plants! Get yours now >
2. The Pet Peek
Now, this is an interesting one. If your dogs are like mine, they just love knowing what’s going on with the 4 dogs and 8 chickens next door (the grass is always greener, right?). The Pet Peek will satisfy their curiosity. Get yours now >
3. Smorgasboard water bowls
Now — the serious summer heat warning!: The most important thing to do for your pet outdoors is to always provide a drink of water. These cool “Smorgasboard” bowls by Doca Pet are stylish but will provide your pooch the satisfying drink that they need when they’re hot. Plus, there are multiple heights to make drinking easier for any sized dog. Get yours now >
This article was written by Bonnie Gemmell, co-founder & Style Curator of Habitat Design. Habitat Design provides full-service online landscape design planning for small and mid-sized gardens, & an online store of unique garden & home furnishings — all at an affordable price. Bonnie believes that beautiful gardens should be accessible & affordable for everyone. Check out Habitat Design >