Achieving a healthy and beautiful lawn in Georgia requires investing in several lawn care treatments throughout the year including lawn fertilization, weed control, and lawn insect control. However, these products may contain chemicals and ingredients that may not be good for your beloved pets. To keep them safe during lawn care treatment, it's best to not let them use your outdoor areas for at least 24 hours after a treatment has been applied. You'll also want to communicate with your lawn care company so that you can make sure your pets are indoors when they arrive. And, just to be safe, it's a good idea to have your veterinarian's phone number on hand so you can quickly contact them if you notice any of your pets getting sick. Whatever you do, don't try and perform lawn care treatments on your own. Always hire professionals because they'll know when and where to apply treatments, and will use the correct amounts.

Keep Your Pets Inside on the Day of Treatment

Homeowner's pet waiting by door to play in lawn in Cumming, GA.

Many lawn care treatment products contain chemicals that can be harmful to your pets. We understand your pets love to play around your lawn during the day, but we urge that you keep your furry friends inside your home during the day of treatment. To ensure your pets don't accidentally ingest any chemicals, it's best to wait at least 24 hours after treatment before you let them use your lawn again. That's because after 24 hours, the chemicals will likely have dried or been watered into your lawn, and they will no longer pose a health risk to your pets.

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Make sure you remove any food or water bowls that are outside before any lawn care treatments are applied to reduce the risk of chemicals getting into them.

Communicate With Your Lawn Care Company

When you schedule any lawn acre treatment, make sure that you communicate with your lawn care company so that you know exactly when they will be arriving at your home to provide their service. This way, you can make sure your pets are safe indoors. Additionally, you can ask them exactly how long you need to wait before your lawn is safe for your pets to use again. They'll know exactly how long to wait depending on the service they are providing and what type of chemicals they are using.

Have Your Veterinarian's Phone Number Ready

Just to be safe, it's a good idea to have your veterinarian's phone number ready in case of any emergencies. This way, if you notice any signs that your pets are starting to get sick, you can call them right away to ask them what you should do. While this likely won't be needed, it's always a good idea to be prepared for an emergency.

Don't DIY Lawn Care

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When it comes to lawn care treatments, don't try and apply them yourself. That's because you could easily use too much or too little of a product. If you use too much, not only could you damage your lawn, but the products may linger on your lawn for too long, putting your pets at risk. Also, you could apply too little, and not get the desired results you were looking for.

Professional lawn care providers know exactly how much product to apply and when and where to administer it. Since they only use the right amount of products, there won't be excessive chemicals on your property that may be unsafe for you and your pets. They will also consider weather conditions and wind direction during treatments to ensure that products are maximized and not blown away.

Call our team for a pet-safe application of lawn care treatments!

At TurfXpert, we offer exceptional lawn care treatments that will have your lawn looking its best. What's more, we will advise you on what you need to do to ensure that your pets stay safe. We offer our services to property owners in Woodstock, Roswell, Alpharetta, GA and surrounding communities. Give us a call today at (833) 444-8873 to schedule any of our lawn care services.