04-03-2012 03:35 AM
I live in San Antonio and I am trying to bring my yard back to life after our drought. I would like to apply a weed and feed product to my yard to help revive the grass (20%) and get rid of the weeds (80%). I am concerned about the effects of the chemicals on my pets. (I have two large labs)
The label on the products say it is safe as long it is applied correctly. However, the label is written by the company.
Does anybody have any personal experience or advise?
04-03-2012 08:52 AM - edited 04-03-2012 08:53 AM
I'm Grow2girl, from Home Depot. I can relate. I had two lab’s myself and wanted a nice green lawn at the same time. First, I must say to follow all package instructions. The catch with a weed and feed is that it needs to be applied to wet or moist grass and it has to adhere to the weed for 24-48 hrs. to actually kill the weed.
What I used to do is apply it in sections of the lawn and keep the dogs off those sections during this process. After the 24-48 hrs. has passed, then I would water it in. Once your lawn is dry, then it is usually considered safe to return.
Today, there are many organic or safer options such as Green It Lawn Care in a Box, made from Corn Gluten and Fish/Seaweed. This safely removes weeds such as crabgrass, dandelions and clover and fertilizes naturally.
I hope this has been helpful and good luck to you and your soon to be green lawn!
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