Using Raised Garden Beds to Discourage Dogs from Digging!

Do you have a dog that will not stop digging up your flower beds no matter what you do? Dogs naturally enjoy digging and do so for a variety of reasons: Dogs may dig because they want to lie down in the cooler soil and nap, they may be hiding food for later or they could be pursuing a small animal like a rat or some sort? Some dogs dig simply because they are bored and need something to do.

Unfortunately, for someone who enjoys gardening, a bored dog is a destructive one. It can be painfully annoying to see all your hard work get destroyed in a matter of seconds. If you have a stubborn dog that just doesn’t give up even after disciplining it, consider using a raised garden bed instead.

It Keeps The Dogs Out

Raised garden beds only raise the height of your flower bed by a small amount, but it’s a very effective deterrent for digging dogs. Sometimes, adding a barrier is enough to deter your dog from digging up your flower beds. Dogs try to avoid unfavourable terrain while digging that’s why raising the soil by just a little bit makes your garden bed that much more unattractive to them.

It Can Be Combined with Other Deterrents

In case a raised garden bed is not enough to discourage your dog from digging, it is easy to combine it with other deterrents. For example, some homeowners add a small fence around their planters. You would be surprised how effective a small fence is in keeping out the dog, even if it would otherwise be very easy for them to climb over it. Many dogs do not want to risk injury by attempting to climb over a fence, even if it is a small one.

Alternatively, you can surround your raised planter with materials that your dog dislikes — using used water filled plastic bottles placed strategically around the planter is a very effective strategy, dogs don’t like going near these water bottles.

For more information about raised garden beds, contact us today. Rainfill Tanks and Curved Roofing Supplies has a range of raised garden beds for sale in Perth, available in different colours and designs.

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