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How Long Should Kids & Pets Stay off of a Recently Treated Yard?

How Long Should Kids & Pets Stay off of a Recently Treated Yard?

If your yard has been recently fertilized, you may be wondering when your family can resume its normal use. If your kids and pets get a lot of use out of your yard, it can be difficult to get them to stay off of it.

Here at Sure Green Lawn & Tree Service, Inc., we offer fertilization services for lawns in Spokane, Spokane Valley, and Liberty Lake, WA. Our lawn care team provides everything from regular fertilization to weed and insect control.

In this article, we'll explore how weed control and insecticide can affect kids and pets and how long they should stay off of a recently fertilized yard.


How Do Weed Control & Insecticide Affect Kids & Pets?

If children accidentally ingest a product meant for weed control and insecticide, they may experience acute health effects like:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Irritation of the nose and throat
  • Itching, stinging, and burning of the skin
  • Blisters and rashes

Children with asthma may have especially severe reactions to insecticide exposure.

Pets may experience symptoms like drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea.

In extreme cases, long-term exposure to weed control and insecticide products may result in issues like:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Reproductive problems
  • Damage to the kidneys, liver, and lungs
  • Certain types of cancers
  • Birth defects

How Long Should Kids & Pets Stay Away from a Fertilized Yard?

Dogs playing in a yard in Spokane Valley, WA.

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Why You Need Weed Control for Your Lawn

Why You Need Weed Control for Your Lawn

When thinking about lawn health, we often think about the usual steps of fertilization, proper irrigation, and regular trimming and maintenance. What many often overlook, however, is how weed control is just as important for your lawn's health.

Without weed control, weeds starve your grass and plants, creating an unsightly mess and causing more time and money to be spent later on. Weeds wreak havoc to your landscape and diminish your property's investment. Here are some reasons why you need weed control for your lawn in Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, and other nearby areas in Washington.


Why Weeds Are Bad for Your Lawn

Generally speaking, weeds are plants that provide no value, in terms of food or nutrients or visual appeal to your lawn. They spread rapidly and once their roots take hold, they become stronger and much harder to eliminate. These weeds also become much more aggressive over time. The sooner you take action against weeds in your yard, the easier it is to get rid of them and keep them gone.

Simply put, weeds choke out your grass and kill it by depriving it of much-needed space, nutrients, and light. Weeds also compete with flowers, vegetables and other plants for water, nutrients, and sunlight. Because weeds are voracious and grow astoundingly fast, they often absorb more of one nutrient than others, leaving an imbalance of nutrients in your soil. When fertilizer is applied to your lawn, weeds are the quickest to soak up...

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