Lawn chemical safety - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-10-2009, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Anne Streeter's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Billings, Montana
Posts: 111
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
Lawn chemical safety

I am concerned about the safety of fertilizer and herbicides. The weed killer bottle says it is safe when dry. Can I believe this?? DH is concerned about the dandelions but we are both concerned about our precious Luci.
Advice please!
Anne Streeter is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-11-2009, 10:00 AM
Senior Member
Pixiesmom's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South Fla
Posts: 2,815
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 10 Times in 10 Posts
I agree with you Anne. It scares me too. The chemicals, the poisonous plants, the poisonous mushrooms-lots of stuff in the yard to avoid. I don't have much advice, but I know someone here will.

Beth, Pixie Puff and MiG too
Pixiesmom is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-11-2009, 10:43 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,302
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 4 Times in 3 Posts
They all make me just as nervous! I do not hire a lawn company but do my own lawn care. I remove weeds by hand and shovel. We've used the lawn fertilizer a couple times now that you broadcast over the lawn and used a second person with a board to block any of the pellets from overspraying onto the brick where the dogs might lick it. Then water in deeply and keep the dogs off for the first 24 hours! I DID have to use a pesticide this year, because there were some little buggies mulitplying in the grass and it was getting out of control! After spraying the yard, we waited a couple days to let the dogs use it again and I watched them all carefully to be sure they weren't eating the grass! I don't know if that sounds overprotective or not--that's just what we've done.
good buddy is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-11-2009, 10:58 AM
Havtahava's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 10,275
Submit Photo: 5
Photo Submissions 19 Times in 13 Posts
I treat my yard in sections and have several exercise pens that I use to barricade off the areas where I don't want the dogs. It looks silly, I'm sure, but I keep them off the treated areas for a week or so after the "safe" time listed on the label.
Granted, an herbicide isn't the same scare as a pesticide, but I do have some grass/vegetation eaters and there is no need for them to consume the extra chemicals.
Havtahava is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-11-2009, 11:52 AM
mckennasedona's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Near San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 4,063
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 2 Times in 2 Posts
I worried about the same thing until we found Bradfield Organics Lawn Fertilizer. It's bascially rabbit feed (alfalfa) in smaller pelletized form. It is safe to use around children and pets and there is no need to keep them off the lawn for any length of time after you apply it. Here's the material data safety sheet link
The sales person at the place we bought says his dogs have even eaten it right off the ground with no ill effects. It's alfalfa, molasses, potash and porcine meal.
It has really worked for us. After a few applications our lawn looked great. We ran out and tried Dr. Earth but it burned the grass and smelled like chicken poop. We found 3 bags of Bradfield finally and now the lawn looks great again.


mckennasedona is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome