“Happy Pets, Healthy Lawns”-- Pet-Friendly Lawn Care Tips

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When you have beloved pets, it’s only natural they spend a lot of time outside on the lawn playing with you and your family. As a responsible pet owner, you may have concerns about keeping your furry friend out of harm’s way.

Regular lawn care tips don’t always work for pet owners. That’s why you need to know some pet-friendly lawn care tips to have a nice healthy lawn and protect your pets from toxic chemicals as well.

Organic pet-friendly lawn care treatments – we often use harsh chemicals such as pesticides, fertilizer, weed killers, and insecticides for common lawn care treatments. But that can make your pets seriously sick if ingested like if they lick their paws or eat grass. That’s why you need to use natural or pet-friendly products so that they can play in the yard without any risk.

 

  • Organic pet safety weed killers - Organic weed killers are safer for both children and pets, like the usage of Vinegar and corn gluten meal.

 

1 gallon white vinegar, 1 cup salt and 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap combine these ingredients in a spray bottle and spray it directly into the weeds for best results. It can be used on tough weeds like crabgrass, clover, dandelions, and moss, and has proven to have long-lasting effects. That’s why many are opting for organic, natural methods to keep their yards looking good.

Corn gluten does work as a pre-emergent herbicide. They are applied before the place where weeds appear in your lawn as a result, it will prevent weed seeds from germinating. Prevent weeds before they spring up in your lawn with this great organic weed preventer.

 

  • Organic pet safety fertilizer  You can also fertilize your lawn with a chemical-free approach. It is made from homemade compost, worm castings or bagged compost, grass, leaves, plant waste, animal excrement, seaweed, bone meal, kelp, fish, or shredded wood products. It can be very effective when spread lightly on lawns as a fertilizer and soil conditioner.

 

You can also use lawn fertilizers but our best advice is to read labels and avoid all lawn care products that aren’t marketed as safe for pets.

Protection against Fleas - If there are fleas in your yard, they’ll inevitably find their way onto your dog and into your home. Fleas prefer habitats with shade, as they cannot tolerate the sun for long periods. 

 

  • Dethatch your lawn regularly.
  • Mow your lawn more frequently. Mowing exposes the soil to the sun, which fleas try to avoid.
  • Be careful don’t over-water your lawn. Fleas prosper in humid environments so keeping the yard dry makes it less inviting.
  • Don’t leave food waste out in the open. And store food in tight sealing containers so that will not attract rodents and wild animals.

 

Pet safety lawnmower – When it comes to mowing the lawn you have to ensure that you are choosing the right pet safety machines and equipment. Don’t need to worry about that our HYgreen GOMOW is the perfect choice for you. Introducing our latest and smart pet-friendly automatic lawnmower HYgreen GOMOW. Our engineers specially design the mower from the selection of the blades with side shields and the front fence to multiple build-in sensors for identifying any obstacles. We deliver more protection to the users and their beloved furry friends.

Look out for toxic and non-toxic plants – Some toxic and non-toxic plants can be blooming in your yard which is not safe for your pets at all. Foxtail weeds are also lethal for your pets. If the seeds get inside your pet’s body somehow they can cause infections and potentially puncture vital organs or blood vessels. Pull them out immediately if you spot them and apply corn gluten meal, a natural weed killer to keep them from coming back. 

As for toxic plants, certain mushrooms and plant leaves can be poisonous when consumed by your pets try to get rid of them. Some toxic plants or flowers can be beautiful for your garden. But need to be careful when selecting these plants to surround your pet-friendly lawn. You can simply plant it somewhere your cats or dogs don’t go.

Lawn protection from your pet’s waste– When your pets are outside playing in the garden their most common habit is to pee or potty on the lawn.

Both potty and pee can harm your grass if you let them soak up into the soil. The waste contains high levels of nitrogen, which burns the grass. Those brown or yellow spots you see are where the nitrogen burned the grass.

 

  • The only successful way to minimize the damage on the lawn is to clean up and dispose of waste immediately. You could try to move the concentration of the urine by immediately watering the areas with the hose.
  • Also, you could move their favourite spots. If possible prohibit them from these areas and train them to go to more obscure areas. This way you will prevent damage to the same spots over and over.
  • If the grass is already dead then you’ll have to reseed that area.

 

Fertilize less- Most lawn fertilizer contains nitrogen for your grass to grow healthy and also pet waste also holds a high level of nitrogen. However, too much nitrogen will burn the grass. You need to minimize the feeding like twice a year.

Heavy foot trafficking – The common behaviour of dogs is to walk or run in this same area of ​​the garden. As a result of heavy foot trafficking certain areas of grass will get squashed.

 

  • You need to consider replacing your current lawn with a damage-resistant turf grass type, such as Tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, Bermuda grass, Zoysia grass

 

Treat your pet- Protecting your yard is as important as treating your pet. While spending time outside, your pet might run into some common diseases like,

 

  • Parvovirus from poop in the yard
  • Heartworm disease from mosquitoes
  • Lyme disease from ticks
  • Rabies from rodents

 

When it comes to using a flea and tick prevention product on your pet you should always follow the veterinarian's recommendation. 

We know you love your pets and you also love your lawn. In this article, we try to find a solution and show the pet owners that healthy lawns and happy pets both can co-exist.