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There is nothing like a good dog. Our pets are everything to us and for good reason. Dogs have been on our side for Millenia. There is a reason they carry the moniker: man’s best friend. All that said, they destroy our things.
They eat the wood in the home, chew the shoes and generally find the things you enjoy most and reduce those things to shreds. We still love them.
They can also destroy a garden in a matter of 20 minutes if left unattended. I am sure many of you have been there. How do we stop that from happening. Lets look at it.
One of the very best ways of keeping pets at bay is to put fencing up. That fencing can do wonders for your garden as it will keep all sizes of pets out of the garden. Even a little dog can wreak havoc on a garden if they are a digger.
Seeding is the most crucial time so it might even be worth fencing off some beds while the plants are small. This could make a huge difference for you.
Another great way to deter pets from tearing up your garden is to grow upward instead of outward. Things like melons and zuchini can be grown straight up rather than out using wire, fencing, rebar, and anything else you can think up!
Pots and Bags
Its hard for a big dog to climb into pots and bags. They can also be moved around. If you are opposed to putting a big fence in your yard you might look at making a little fence around a collection of pots to keep them from getting knocked over or until the plants are big enough to survive such an incident.
Sometimes in gardening we need to think outside the box to deal with the problems of the day.