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Fertilizing your lawn with pets organically

Spring is approaching fast and it's time to fertilize the lawn again. We usually have a lawn service keep our yard green, but this year it's time to do something better for the environment and our pets.
We will be shifting from the harsh chemicals requiring humans and pets to remain off it for 24 hours to organic products.
Using organic fertilizer can be a better option if you have dogs or cats in your yard for several reasons:
  1. Non-toxic Ingredients: Organic fertilizers typically use natural and non-toxic ingredients, such as compost, manure, or plant-based materials. This reduces the risk of exposure to harmful chemicals for both pets and humans.

  2. Pet Safety: Organic fertilizers are generally safer for pets because they do not contain synthetic chemicals or additives that could be harmful if ingested or come into contact with the fur and paws of your pets.

  3. Reduced Risk of Allergies: Some pets may be sensitive to certain chemicals found in synthetic fertilizers, leading to skin irritations or allergic reactions. Organic fertilizers, being made from natural materials, are less likely to trigger such sensitivities.

  4. Environmental Friendliness: Organic fertilizers are often more environmentally friendly than their synthetic counterparts. They promote soil health, microbial activity, and overall ecosystem balance without contributing to harmful runoff or soil degradation.

  5. Slow-release Nutrients: Organic fertilizers release nutrients slowly over time as they decompose, providing a steady and gradual supply to plants. This reduces the risk of over-fertilization, which can be harmful to pets if they come into contact with freshly applied synthetic fertilizers.

  6. Improves Soil Quality: Organic fertilizers contribute to building healthy soil structure and fertility. Healthy soil can support a diverse ecosystem, including beneficial organisms that contribute to the overall well-being of your yard.

While organic fertilizers are generally safer for pets, it's essential to follow proper application guidelines to minimize any potential risks. Always read and follow the instructions on the fertilizer packaging and keep pets away from freshly applied products until the area is safe for them to re-enter. Additionally, it's a good practice to consult with your veterinarian if you have specific concerns about your pets and the use of fertilizers in your yard.

Can't wait for Spring to arrive!

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