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If you are lucky enough to have a garden, you certainly want your dog to enjoy it too! But before you let your pup romp around, you’ll want to make sure the space is safe for them.

How do you know what plants are safe, and which can be a danger? How high should your fence be? What other hazards are there to watch out for?

This article will address all of these questions and more, and leave you with 6 clear, easy-to-follow tips for keeping your garden a dog-friendly space!

    Plant dog-friendly plants

A great many plants that are commonly found in gardens may be toxic to dogs, if ingested. Luckily, there’s a wide variety of safe plants to choose from! Some popular ones include:

Hens and Chicks

Crape Myrtles



Hibiscus Syriacus/Rose of Sharon

Phlox Subulata/Creeping Phlox




Torch Lilies

Toxic plants include, but are not limited to aconite, buttercup, chrysanthemum, crocus, daffodil, daphne, delphinium, foxglove, hyacinth, hydrangea, lily, tomato, tulip, wisteria, and yew.

Before planting a flower or vegetable that is toxic make sure you find an area that is safe from your dog. This can include using a raised bed or fencing off the area to prevent your dog from eating the flowers.

Before introducing any new plant into your garden, be sure to do your research to know whether it will be safe for your dog.