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Yard treatment recommendations...

I'm just wondering what people treat their yard with. I have always had Green Acres or another yard company treat my yard every so often to keep it looking nice. After they spray it, they put a sign up to keep pets off the lawn for 6 hours or so. I live in the midwest and want to keep a nice looking lawn, but also am not a big fan of using chemicals. Anyone have any suggestions of products they use?
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We never treat our lawn with anything. My animals (and my kids, when they were younger) are too important to me to be willing to take the chance with chemicals. I don't trust that "6 hour" business. But then, we count anything that's green as "lawn".


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We never treat our lawn with anything. My animals (and my kids, when they were younger) are too important to me to be willing to take the chance with chemicals. I don't trust that "6 hour" business. But then, we count anything that's green as "lawn".
Ditto for us as well!


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I don't have a lawn. it is all weeds and bare spots I won't treat it.





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I actually enjoy our "mixed culture" lawn. We have HUGE areas of naturalized crocus in the spring, other areas full of violets later on, and other wildflowers that come and go as well. I'd miss all that in a grass-only lawn!


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The only thing I get in my lawn is weeds and dandelions. If not treated it looks like crap. I am going to look into organic lawn treatments I think...
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Here's Kodi in on area of our yard. The violets don't come up this thick every year, but I love it when they do!
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We use a company that has an organic line including an organic tick repellant in the summer. You can walk on the lawn right after application. You may not want to because it is stinky! Jack loves it.

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