Story last updated at 8/14/2013 - 2:56 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Experts say homeowners should keep their pets in mind when they plan landscaping projects.
Kim Todd, University of Nebraska-Lincoln associate professor in agronomy, says homeowners can create hazards for pets with landscaping.
Todd says dog owners should provide turf for their pets to run around and play in.
Todd warned about mulching gardens with cocoa bean mulch, as cocoa beans can be unhealthy for animals.
And certain plans can be toxic if they are ingested, so homeowners should make sure whatever they plant is safe.
Homeowners should also be careful with herbicides and follow directions.