Is a Lawn Fertilizer Service Safe for Your Kids and Pets?

When it comes to homes with children and pets, safety always comes first. Many homeowners worry about the possible health and environmental consequences of lawn fertilizers and lawn fertilization services, especially if it poses a danger to their loved ones. To a large extent, their concerns are justified. Improper use of fertilizers can be harmful, causing allergic reactions, itching, and other symptoms. However, emphasis should be placed on words “improper use”. Lehigh Lawns & Landscaping Inc.’s lawn fertilization services ensure a harmless and safe application of fertilizer.

Professional Application is the Safest Way

Is a Lawn Fertilizer Service Safe for Your Kids and Pets?

Summertime is the perfect time of year for outdoor activities, so you shouldn’t have to deprive your kids or pets of the freedom and joy of playing outdoors on the lawn for any longer than is absolutely necessary. However, some of the fertilizers you might use on your plants or grass may be extremely toxic, especially to animals. This means two things. Firstly, you need to know that the products used on your lawn are harmless (this entails organic fertilizers or fertilizers labeled as kid- or pet-friendly). Secondly, you need to know that the fertilizer has been correctly applied. Therefore, there is a real need to hire a qualified professional to deal with your spring and fall fertilization. 

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Is your professional lawn care service using organic, pet-friendly fertilizer, in the correct concentrations? At Lehigh Lawns & Landscaping Inc., we approach every project with transparency and always use fertilizers consisting of only natural, non-toxic ingredients. 

The Type of Fertilizer Plays a Huge Role

The type of fertilizer used on your lawn plays a vital role in the overall health of your lawn, as well as its impact on your family’s safety, and the greater environment. You can spot a high-quality fertilization program by its use of organic fertilizers that improve the quality of the soil while remaining safe and gentle on the ecosystem. Some of the most harmful ingredients comprising artificial fertilizers, including arsenic, which is deadly, are not present in organic fertilizers. Organic fertilizers are gentle and slow-releasing. They have minimal environmental impact, and don’t seep chemicals into the water system. With organic fertilizers, your home can remain a safe place for sensitive hands, feet and lungs. As well as using organic fertilizers, Lehigh Lawns & Landscaping Inc. use only pet-friendly and kid-friendly fertilizers. 

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How Much Fertilizer Should Be Used?

Proper application is essential for safety. Even though some homeowners fertilize their lawns by following labeled instructions, there are skills and knowledge that a professional can provide that will guarantee safety. One of the most common mistakes made by inexperienced individuals is adding too much fertilizer to the lawn. Not only can this damage the lawn, but it increases the chance that the fertilizer will be picked up in the fur and paws of pets and spread around the house. To avoid over-application, and ensure that only the safest fertilization practices are used for your home, contact Lehigh Lawns & Landscaping Inc. and sign up for our All Lehigh 6 Step Lawn Fertilization Program or Premium 5 Step Lawn Fertilization Program