Busby said heat and drought are not the only hazards for homeowners looking to landscape their yards and add to their property’s curb appeal. Houses along popular sidewalks may need to contend with dogs going to the bathroom—and potentially damaging plants.
Busby said those homeowners need to “select plants that can withstand the twin assaults of drought and dog urine, which because of its salt and nitrogen content burns plants—just like too much fertilizer,” Busby said.
If dogs’ access to plants cannot be regulated by raised beds or fencing, Busby suggests these plants that are both drought- and dog-resistant.
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