Lawn Service - Safe ??

sisters3

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Hello all! I have hired a lawn service, Lawn Doctor, who I used before Joey arrived (6 years ago). I stopped it because I was not sure safe for pups.

Well at my new house I want to re-start the lawn service. Quarterly, just weed control and fertilizer. I can tell them not to do inside the picket fence, where Joey has free run, BUT I have been told that once dry it's no problem and that area is in need of some service :)

Has anyone had any experience? Advice?

Thanks in advance!

Sue and Joey
 

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Ask them if they do pet friendly fertilizer. Most companies are now doing it. Ask the % of the fertilizer it’s pet friendly. Some will be 100% or 75 etc.. ask questions Missy :)
 

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I has plenty of pet friendly fertilizer! Lots of horse poop! It makes rose bushes grow enormously!
 
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Ask them if they do pet friendly fertilizer. Most companies are now doing it. Ask the % of the fertilizer it’s pet friendly. Some will be 100% or 75 etc.. ask questions Missy :)

Ohhhhh my friend Helene......I went up and down with questions and STILL my bully MAMA heart kicked in and just HAD to ask my peeps here :) They do tell me that it's "organic" pet friendly fertilizer. I will ask about the percentage though! YOU'RE awesome, thank you!
 

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Agreed... most offer pet safe products now but if not once dry they are ok to go out. I still wipe paws , chin and belly anyway when they come in [emoji16][emoji16]


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Ohhhhh my friend Helene......I went up and down with questions and STILL my bully MAMA heart kicked in and just HAD to ask my peeps here :) They do tell me that it's "organic" pet friendly fertilizer. I will ask about the percentage though! YOU'RE awesome, thank you!

Even organic fertilizers can create its own chemical reaction when mixed. So their “organic” wording means zero.
 

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Thank goodness this is not SMELL-A-VISION LOL! Thanks for the tip but sadly no horses :)

I have 2 horses. A quarter horse and a Draft. My draft leaves huge piles lol! I has plenty of horse poo fertilizer which I need to feed to my roses soon. I know dogs love rolling in it and eating it so I'd say it's safe for lawns too :0)
 

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I've used Lawn Doctor for years... I request pet friendly fertilizers, but I think the biggest thing is to make sure to keep them OFF the lawn after it's been serviced for a couple of hours if possible.
 
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Agreed... most offer pet safe products now but if not once dry they are ok to go out. I still wipe paws , chin and belly anyway when they come in [emoji16][emoji16]


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Thank you! I will absolutely do this too, did not think about the chin.
 
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I've used Lawn Doctor for years... I request pet friendly fertilizers, but I think the biggest thing is to make sure to keep them OFF the lawn after it's been serviced for a couple of hours if possible.

Ohhhhhhhh great to know!!!! So happy to hear that you used exactly the same firm. Thank you very much :)
 

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