Plants and flowers – protecting them from pets

If you love plants and flowers but you are worried about your pets possibly destroying them, there are some easy steps you can take. Before buying or growing a plant, you need to consider the needs of the plant as well as ways in which you can ensure that they are safe in their new home. It’s also a good idea to do your research and find out if the plants pose any threat to your pets. Avoid plants that have toxic properties.

Easy to care for plants

Since you already have at least one pet, you want to look for plants and flowers that are easy to care for. Some of the best choices include Bamboo Palm, Cyclamen, Rubber Trees, Spider Plants and African Violets. Succulents are also really easy to care for and they grow slowly so you don’t need to worry about replanting them too often.

Out of reach

Consider the size of your plants and flowers as well as how big they will grow over time. With this in mind, you can choose the right spot out of reach of your pets. Look for a shelf, tall table top or even consider hanging plants. Hanging planters are great if you have particularly active pets because you don’t have to worry about them bumping a table or planter over.

Add stones to prevent digging

If you are worried about your cat digging in your potted plants, you can place stones and pebbles on top of the potting soil. This is a great way of curbing digging behaviour and it will also make your planter look even better.

Safe pesticides

Plants and flowers are prone to various pests which is why so many people use different pesticides to keep these bugs at bay. However, you want to make sure that you don’t use chemicals that can cause harm to your pets.

Natural deterrent

Peppermint oil is excellent for applying to plants and flowers if you want to keep cats away. Plants with thorns can be particularly dangerous to pets – cats especially. However, peppermint oil is a natural deterrent that will also make your home smell good.

By keeping all of these tips in mind, you can rest assured that your plants and flowers will thrive in your home without any interference from your fluffy family members. It’s also a good idea to make sure that you empty the water tray under your planters so that your pets aren’t tempted to take a drink.