Saturday is the Spring Equinox, the official start of the new season, which is a great time to start getting ready for the warmer weather.
Lawn and patio care
Give your patio, decking or artificial grass a new lease of life with a thorough hose down. The Aqueos Kennel & Patio disinfectant comes with a handy hosepipe attachment to make cleaning outdoors easier than ever. Simply attach to your hosepipe and you will automatically spray with diluted disinfectant proven to kill 99.999% of viruses, bacteria and fungi, including all coronaviruses. This alcohol-free liquid does not evaporate, is non-irritant and non-corrosive, does not require rinsing, and continues working after application. We currently have over 30% off RRP for 1l, at just £12.99.
You might also want to think about protecting your lawn from unsightly burn marks left where your dog wees. Dog rocks are a natural and simple way to remove impurities including nitrates from your dog’s drinking water. It is the overload of nitrates that causes dead patches on your lawn, so by removing it from your dog’s water you can prevent the problem.
Treat fleas naturally
Unfortunately the warmer weather also brings bugs back and it is important to protect your fur family against fleas and ticks. Billy No Mates is a natural mix of herbs (mint, seaweed, fenugreek, neem leaves and lemon balm) which is simply sprinkled on your pet’s food. As well as being a good combination for your pet’s skin and coat, this aromatic cocktail is detested by ticks, fleas and mites.
Alternately, you can use the natural range of repellent sprays and shampoo from All Natural Pet. If you are unlucky enough to find fleas on your pet you can rub him down outside with diatomaceous earth, and you can also use it like Shake’n’Vac indoors on carpets and upholstery!
Birds and Bees
As the weather warms up, so your pet will likely start shedding her winter coat. To save your house being covered in fur, groom your cat or dog outside with a Zoom Groom or brush to remove the dead fur. Rather than throw it away, pile up all the unwanted fur for birds to add to their nests. Don’t forget to put out some suet or seed for the birds to help them feed their young. Flutter Butter feeders, on sale at only £7, are a quick and easy way to feed birds as you simply replace the Birdy Butter once the jar is empty.
Another super simple way to look after our wild life is to sow some BeeBombs in the Spring. These seed balls hold a selection of native wild flowers to attract bees. They don’t require any gardening skills, simply scatter onto cleared ground and let the BeeBombs do their magic with a bit of help from the elements.
With Easter around the corner, don’t forget that chocolate and raisins are poisonous to dogs, so make sure you keep Easter Eggs and hot cross buns safely out of their reach. If you want to give your dog a seasonal treat, why not grab a pack of rabbit ears or some chicken feet!