Bringing your pet to work is still a rare perk at most companies, but it certainly has its benefits – for the employer and the employee. But it’s not just about being pro-animals and allowing them to have the run of the office. Being accepting of furry office-mates means pet proofing your office space.
When it comes to pet proofing, most pet owners tend to focus on the office itself – the scented candles, exposed phone and computer cords, and open trashcans. While addressing all of those matters is necessary, it’s also important to safeguard the outside of your office, which is where a lot of pets spend a good amount of their time.
Here are a few things to take into consideration when making your office landscaping pet safe and friendly.
- Plants. There are approximately 145 different types of plants that can be harmful to your pets, including Cyclamen, a common flowering plant. But that doesn’t mean your office building is destined to be a barren field. There are twice as many plants that are safe for pets, including the spider plant, which is very common in commercial landscaping.
- Fences. Between the mail carrier, the FedEx and UPS drivers and the lunchtime deliveries, an office building can be an endless source of stimulation for a pet. A fenced off area is a great way to protect visitors and prevent your pet from becoming overly aroused by the visual stimuli.
- Grass and ground-cover. Multiple pets could wreak havoc on a traditional lawn. A good alternative is to install artificial turf. Regardless of how many pets use the space, synthetic grass will withstand the wear and tear of paws and claws. And it also eliminates any mud and puddles multiple potty breaks can create.
If you need Fido-friendly landscaping at your commercial property, give us a call!