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Spring “Green” Lawn Care For your Pets

It’s that time of year – time to start getting out there and enjoying your lawn! 

It is also time when your pets spend a lot of their time outside – they play, they fetch, and they even eat grass there.  That is why it is so important to make sure that your lawn and your yard are free from chemicals, pesticides, insecticides and herbicides, which have been proven to be very dangerous for dogs and other pets.  

Even though consumers are told that commercial lawn care chemicals, pesticides, herbicides and insecticides that millions of people put on their lawn throughout the year are perfectly safe for pets, the fact is that these chemicals have been linked to grave illnesses in pets, especially dogs.  

If these chemicals kill bugs and weeds, what are they doing to children, pets, and even our environment?

Studies have shown that dogs exposed to herbicide-treated lawns and gardens can double their chance of developing canine lymphoma, and these chemicals may also increase the risk of bladder cancer in certain breeds by four to seven times.  

There is hope for a beautiful, safe lawn for you and your pets: Go Organic.  Having an organic lawn is a lot easier and inexpensive than you may think:

– Adjust your soil pH through amendments (like acidifiers, lime, or kelp) that are organic, natural and safe for your pets.

– Utilize an organic fertilizer.

– Overseed and mow high to cut out weeds.

It may take time, but in just about a year you can have a very nice, safe and chemical-free lawn for both you and your pets to enjoy!

Maid Brigade House Cleaning services wants to know how you keep your lawn healthy, green and chemical-free for your pets.  Share your comments with us!

For more information on green living, please go to www.greencleancertified.com.

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