Our Edmond pet safe lawn care is effective at creating lush, green lawns while keeping your family safe. We provide services in Edmond, but also in The Village, Yukon, Nichols Hills, Deer Creek, The Village, Piedmont, and surrounding neighborhoods.
There is so much data out there explaining how lawn chemicals are harmful to pets, humans and wildlife. From conventional weed killers to toxic insecticides, it all can make your dog sick or irritated. Dogs tend to be the pets that come into contact the most with harmful lawn pesticides, but other outdoor-loving pets are just as susceptible to negative health risks. All evidence, from scientific studies or pet owner observation, say that lawn pesticides and pets just don’t mix.
A study published in 2013 showed that herbicides can be detected in a dog’s urine after a lawn fertilization or treatment. This proves that the chemicals make their way into pets’ systems after they are applied on the lawn. In addition, the study explains why exposure to herbicide-treated lawns is known to be associated with higher bladder cancer risk in dogs.
If you have pets, it’s important to keep the toxicity of pesticides in mind when making a choice about your lawn care services. Dogs are particularly susceptible to the effects of lawn pesticides because they going outside regularly to use the restroom. Most dogs spend hours laying, playing, and rolling on the lawn. Dogs are directly exposed to the chemicals on the lawn, and can even ingest those chemicals by licking their skin or paws.
Your pets are exposing you and your family to these toxic chemicals just by going outside. Even if you and your kids are staying off the lawn for days after it’s treated, it doesn’t make much difference in your home. Your dog is bringing the pesticides into the house. Similarly, if you sit or lay in an area where your pet has been, you are being exposed to the pesticides that were sprayed on your lawn.
In addition, lawn pesticides easily disperse through your home even without a pet tracking them in. In fact, a 2001 study showed that a week after lawn treatment, 2,4-D was detected on all indoor surfaces. The study also found that children were up to 10 times more likely to be exposed to this harmful pesticide in the week following treatment than they are the week before treatment. Even if your pets and children are avoiding contact with a chemically treated lawn, you could be exposed through chemical drift.
Unlike synthetic lawn treatments, organic treatments focus on the health of the soil and grass roots. Healthy soil is encouraged with high-quality organic treatments that feed the soil and create healthy plants. Unfortunately, not all organic lawn products are equal. Clean Air Lawn Care organic lawn products, for instance, are custom-created in-house to address common mineral, enzyme and microbiota deficiencies commonly found in the soil of grass lawns.
Feeding the soil high-end, organic ingredients like those found in our products will result in a beautiful lawn that is also healthy. Healthier lawns have fewer weeds, and therefore don’t require harmful pesticides.
Of course, herbicides used to kill weeds are some of the worst culprits when it comes to health hazards. On top of our organic fertilizers that make a healthier lawn with fewer weeds, safe, natural weed control is an option, too! Clean Air Lawn Care has created a selective weed control option that is safe for your pets and can be added to any treatment program we offer.
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