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3. Set Up BarriersIt would be nice if dogs realized which plants are delicate and which areas are off limits. But that’s not going to happen. Instead, you’ll need to create physical reminders that will make it unpleasant, but not dangerous, for dogs to reach certain spots. You can do this with hardscaping, such as walls, fences or even pieces of wood, but for a softer look, think about using plants, such as rosebushes, tall ornamental grasses, hedges or thick shrubs. Just be sure they aren’t toxic or won’t physically harm your dog.Hire a local fence contractor on Houzz
3. Provide readily available shade and shelter. This is another essential, as dogs can get sunburn and suffer from heatstroke. A large tree or trees will provide shade, but if trees aren't possible, look into overhead tarps and shade cloths that stretch over part of the area.
Check fences for gaps and holes. If you have pets that need corralling, now is a good time to do a perimeter sweep and check for places you might need to repair. If you have dogs, pay special attention to areas where they like to dig.