? about Boxwoods

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by lawnkid, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
     
  2. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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.....


    Dan
     
  3. ShadyTree

    ShadyTree LawnSite Member
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    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
     
  4. fishman644

    fishman644 LawnSite Member
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    dont think the dog will eat them after the first bite.
     
  5. Ice_Gargoylle

    Ice_Gargoylle LawnSite Member
    from indiana
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    dogs will pee on them though, dont warranty them.
     
  6. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
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    These people are paying you to install plants that they know there dog will eat? I wish I could find some idiots like that.

    Mac
     
  7. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
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    Plant something with thorns and the dog wont eat it but once.
     
  8. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    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.
     
  9. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    I think boxwoods look nice...well the ones I get anyways...
     
  10. Big M LawnnSnow

    Big M LawnnSnow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 217

    Yup I agree with fishman.
    Barberry will slow that pooch down
     

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