View Full Version : ? about Boxwoods

06-01-2004, 08:56 PM
I just installed a lawn in someone's backyard and they have a dog. Well I also put in a bed but haven't planted anything yet. I was thiking some boxwoods because they are easy to maintain and bring color. Now the thing is, the dog likes eating whatever it sees and the customer wans to make sure the dog doesn;t get sick if it accidently eats one of the leaves on one of the boxwoods. Does anyone know if they would be poisonous.

D Felix
06-01-2004, 09:00 PM
I doubt they would be poisionous. DO NOT give any guarantee on anything that you plant in there, based on the dog's fondness of tasting things.....


06-01-2004, 09:14 PM
Boxwood are not poisonius, but when they are wet they smell like cat pee, so make sure your not planting close to where people sit and relax. Maybe look for another option like hollies, There are so many varities that give you different seasonal intrests and i bet the dog wont eat them. And D Felix is right tell them straight up that there is no gaurantee on the plants

06-01-2004, 10:15 PM
dont think the dog will eat them after the first bite.

06-02-2004, 11:57 PM
dogs will pee on them though, dont warranty them.

06-03-2004, 12:01 AM
These people are paying you to install plants that they know there dog will eat? I wish I could find some idiots like that.


06-03-2004, 12:51 AM
Plant something with thorns and the dog wont eat it but once.

06-03-2004, 12:58 AM
Boxwoods are hideous plants anyways...
But try a holly, they will look nice and the dog should stay away from those as well. Good luck.

06-03-2004, 02:08 AM
I think boxwoods look nice...well the ones I get anyways...

Big M LawnnSnow
06-03-2004, 05:52 AM
Yup I agree with fishman.
Barberry will slow that pooch down

06-03-2004, 11:36 AM
I had the same issue with my lab. I planted Barberry's and it took him one time to bite into that bad boy.

06-05-2004, 05:20 PM
plant Winterberry holly so the dog eats the berries and dies hehe
just playing... Why not combine more plants than just boxwood?

Garden Panzer
06-06-2004, 05:56 PM
Why not plant VEGATABLES? Then after Fido chows down you can re-bid a replant!

06-06-2004, 06:38 PM
I third the Barberry idea, and plant them in trade for being able to watch the dogs reaction to its new dinner.:blob2:

06-06-2004, 08:53 PM
Originally posted by ksland
I third the Barberry idea, and plant them in trade for being able to watch the dogs reaction to its new dinner.:blob2: