Meg Makes: Thinking about doghouse landscaping

Meg Makes: Thinking about doghouse landscaping

As I enjoy gardening more and more this spring, I've been thinking about ways to landscape around Milou's doghouse.

Milou received this enormous house for my birthday a year ago and occassionally goes in for some time alone. My brother-in-law, who's a contractor, built it.

Blog Photo(Just so you know, though, the dog's primary residence is inside our house, and more specifically, under the covers in our bed.)

The doghouse, right now, is wedged up next to a flower bed near our patio. I recently took out the brick border separating it from the flower bed, but need to do some work to actually make it a part of the garden.

As you can see, it's overgrown by grass and doesn't look very charming. I'm hoping to change that soon.

I've found some photos of well-landscaped doghouses on Pinterest, and will use them as inspiration. I've included those below. I also plan to refer to this list from the ASPCA of plants non-toxic to dogs, just to be safe.

I happen to love the idea of making a mini-fence for a doghouse, and am wondering how I can make one to mimic the picket fence around most of our yard.

I also think it would be somewhat hilarious to landscape the doghouse with catnip. We have a catnip plant in our yard that is constantly spreading tiny catnip plants to inopportune places, so I have plenty of it at my disposal.

Anyone else have doghouse landscaping suggestions?

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