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Post by DeadSockPuppet on Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:11 pm

So it's that time of year when I need to start fertilizing my yard (and I'm probably late for the first spring run) and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on a fertilizer that's "pet friendly". I know that most of them aren't and it seems that most products suggest pets and people stay off the fertilized area for 24hrs but I was hoping that one of you guys might have a suggestion on what to try. I have used Scott's in the past and I was thinking about doing that this year and doing the yard in halves so I would still have part of the yard where the dog could potty. We have a 14 mo. old Golden that puts everything in her mouth (like most dogs) and I was curious if anyone else has a dog with a similar situation.

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Post by S7 Panzer on Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:24 pm

*Whistles for Uncle Charles* Very Happy

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Post by DeadSockPuppet on Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:30 pm

S7 Panzer wrote:*Whistles for Uncle Charles* Very Happy

He the resident green thumb?

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Post by S7 Panzer on Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:33 pm

He owns his own landscaping business in Florida last time I talked to him.

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Post by DeadSockPuppet on Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:38 pm

Ah, hopefully he'll be able to help then.

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Post by S7 mrmiller on Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:23 pm

Most are OK once they are dry, and don't necessarily have to wait 24 hours. I bet Charles can give you some good advice. I don't have pets, so I use the old weed-n-feed in the early spring when those dandelions first show up. Youíre on the right track though. I think if you fail to properly fertilize your lawn, the grass struggles and the weeds move in and take over. I didnít fertilize mine last year, and have much more weeds this year. I just got the weeds sprayed, and itís already looking better.

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Post by DeadSockPuppet on Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:21 am

Yeah, I didn't fertilize too much last year but we had more of a hot, dry summer so most of the yards and weeds up here were torched. So far I haven't seen a noticeable amount of weeds, but I want to get started and get on track. I think my dad does like an early March, early April, June, early August, and then a final run in like late September. Then again, my dad is like a lawn nazi and is probably way to aggressive when it comes to his yard but I'd still like to hit the yard like 4-5 times.

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Re: Lawncare

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Post by DeadSockPuppet on Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:53 pm

Oh wow, thanks UC. I'm not sure what type of grass my yard is though. Also, I'm not sure if there's one type of product that's more "pet friendly" than another or not.

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Post by S7 Uncle Charles on Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:16 am

S7 SockPuppet wrote:Oh wow, thanks UC. I'm not sure what type of grass my yard is though. Also, I'm not sure if there's one type of product that's more "pet friendly" than another or not.
You most likely have Fescue....I wouldn't worry about the pets....after you put something down just water it in and keep the critters off for a few hours

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Post by DeadSockPuppet on Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:18 am

Good deal. So then by the chart I'm looking at like 2 early runs and 2 later runs. Thanks for the info.

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