Spring will be here before you know it and everything will come back to life. One of the first things you will be doing is calling WeedPro Lawn Care in Alpharetta for organic lawn care services. You do this because you have a dog or two and maybe even a cat and you worry about their health. After all, many lawn products out there are made with toxic ingredients.
We admire that you do such a good job in trying to keep your pets as safe as possible. But you might not know that there are other ways in which your lawn could be harmful to your pets. Here are a few precautions to take.
Metal Lawn Edging
Metal lawn edging is used by homeowners to give their garden a bordered look. But what many people don’t realize is that you may as well be sticking knives in your yard blade up because edging can cut your dog’s pads. There are many other options you can use to make your garden edge look better and keep your dog safe as well.
Check Your Trees
You have several trees in your yard that seem quite harmless to your pets. But is that really the case? Take a look up and what do you see? If you can see a limb that is about ready to fall, it could pose a threat to your pets.
You see, you may think about the damage a falling limb would do to your roof, but you never think about how that limb could land on your cat or dog.
Some flowering plants are poisonous to your fur-babies and could result in sickness and possibly death. You cat could be eating your lily, which could lead to kidney failure. Other plants that could cause issues include Poinsettias, American Holly and Alocasia.
Snails and Slugs
Your dog just might be tempted to eat the slow-moving snails and slugs that trek across your backyard. In doing so, they could be posing a danger to themselves. You see, eating these slimy creatures could result in vomiting, restlessness and a high temperature.
Some dangerous spiders like to make their web homes in dark and dry places, like inside the dog house. Spiders and other biting insects hide out in dog houses as they see them as safe havens. Check to see what type of insects and spiders have made Fido’s home their home as well.
If you do happen to find the doghouse full of unwanted pests, the last thing you want to do is kill them with an insecticide that might also harm Fido.
Just as small children can choke on certain toys, Fido could choke on a small ball or other toys left in the yard. Caution your children to pick up their toys in the yard after they are done playing.
As you can see, there are a number of ways in which your yard can pose a threat to your pets. The first step to a safe environment is calling WeedPro Lawn Care for organic lawn care.