A Dog’s Guide to Spring Gardening
by Laura Cross
Published on April 24, 2014
Forget asking your kids to help in the garden. Ask your dog instead. He’s a natural at digging, is a pro at scaring off squirrels and loves being outside. It's like he was born with a green thumb — or a green paw. Really, what could go wrong?
Check out these seven tips from our canine horticulturists for a garden that will be the envy of all your neighbors.
1. Make sure you dig really deep to plant those bulbs.
2. Do most of your gardening on rainy days.
3. Sprinklers are smart.
4. Dress appropriately.
5. Always pick the most beautiful and colorful flowers.
6. Squirrels can appear at a moment's notice. Be prepared.
7. Leave the heavy lifting to the humans.
Of course, before you let your pup help in the yard, make sure your garden doesn't have any plants that are toxic to canines.
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