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Before we know it warmer temperatures will be here! Soon we’ll be spending warm weather in our yards with our families and pets. As pet owners, we try to strike a balance between a beautiful lush lawn and having a safe yard for pets to enjoy. When looking for pet-friendly lawn care, be sure to inquire about the techniques used to keep weeds and grubs at bay. Many companies use one-size fits all approach to blanket treat all the turf. While this is an effective way to eliminate weeds, it may not be a good idea for people with pets or children who spend time on the ground.

With warmer weather approaching, it’s important use lawn care practices that keep kids and pets safe.

At Broccolo Tree & Lawn Care our trained technicians identify and carefully spot treat partial areas of weeds and grubs, as needed. Spot treating limits your pet’s exposure to products that may not agree with their delicate system. We also recommend staying off the treated lawn for 24 hours to allow drying time. We work with pet parents to notify when we’re coming and respect lawn areas where you don’t want weeds treated.

Mosquitos are not only bothersome; they can carry life-threatening diseases and parasites. Luckily, there are steps you can take to protect your pets.

Mosquitos cannot only make it difficult for you to enjoy your outdoor space; they can carry life-threating parasites like heartworm. It’s important to keep up with your pet’s heartworm medication and if you have trouble with mosquitos in your area, you can prevent overpopulation by keeping a few things in mind. Mosquitos thrive in water and organic matter, always empty standing water and keep your yard tidy without piles of leaves or debris. If you’re using a tarp to cover a grill, large items or firewood, make sure it’s pulled tight to prevent unwanted small pools of water. If you need a little more protection, consider using Broccolo’s Organic Mosquito Barrier Spray. This pet and people- friendly service kills the mosquitos and chases away the ticksfleas and gnats. The natural sulfur contained in garlic juice acts as a natural repellent from the treated area. There is no waiting time for your pets to enjoy your yard although a garlic scent is detectable for a short time.

Get out and enjoy your yard safely!

This guest blog article was written by Broccolo Tree & Lawn Care.

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