Your yard is a great place for the whole family to spend time. If your family includes a canine or feline companion, it’s important to keep your outdoor space safe and free of potentially dangerous plants. Below are four plants that pet owners should avoid and some suggestions for safe alternatives:
1.) Sago Palm: The Sago palm is a popular landscaping choice in temperate climates. The problem is, every part of this palm (especially the seeds) is poisonous. The bamboo palm is a safer choice if you have a dog or a cat.
Keep in mind that plants aren’t the only dangers lurking in your garden. Cocoa mulch contains theobromine which, if ingested, can cause adverse reactions in pets. The harmful chemicals in fertilizers can also pose a danger to dogs and cats.