Our lawns in Oklahoma thrive with routine lawn care treatments, but you always want to be certain that these treatments are safe for all your family members, including the furry ones! The first step in ensuring your pet's safety is to always keep your pet indoors during applications so they do not have any prolonged exposure to the treatments. Before letting your pet back out onto your lawn, the best rule of thumb is that the product needs to be completely dry. Most importantly, communicate with your lawn care provider to let them know you have a pet. They can give treatment-specific recommendations so that your furry family member can enjoy your lawn safely!

Keep your pet indoors during the lawn care treatments.

Dog waiting by door for lawn care treatments to dry in Harrah, OK.

The first step in ensuring that your pet remains safe while your lawn receives the care it needs to thrive is to always keep your pet indoors during application. Whether your lawn care provider is applying fertilizer, weed control, pest control, or something else, your pet is best off staying inside! Make sure that your provider will let you know ahead of time when they'll be visiting your property so that you can ensure your pet is safe and cozy indoors, avoiding any accidental prolonged exposure to the treatment.

Flea and tick treatments can keep your property free of these biting bugs so your pet can enjoy your lawn in peace!

Ensure that the treatment has dried completely before allowing your pet onto the lawn.

Don't get too eager and let your pet back out onto the lawn immediately after your treatment has been applied! The best rule of thumb is to make sure that the product is completely dry for your pet to be back out on the lawn in the safest conditions. Treatments will either be in liquid or granular form when applied. Liquid treatments will dry over time in the sun and as they are absorbed by your lawn, but granular treatments will need to be watered in. Either way, you'll want to wait until that treatment or watering has completely dried before giving your pet access to the lawn. Once the application has dried, your pet can roam the lawn!

Communicate with your lawn care provider to let them know you have a pet.

As with most things in life, communication is key! Letting your lawn care provider know that you have a pet who uses your lawn regularly will allow them to make informed decisions about your treatments, keeping pet safety top of mind. They can also give treatment-specific recommendations to you including average dry times and any other things you may need to know to keep your pet safe after application. With proper communication, your lawn care provider can work with you to ensure that your furry family member can enjoy your healthy lawn safely!

We'll help keep your pets safe. Call us to schedule your next lawn care or landscaping service!

Small dog playing on dried treated lawn safely in Choctaw, OK.

At Elite Lawn Care, we prioritize safety above all else – and your pets are included in that! Our lawn care services include fertilization, weed control, and soil conditioning just to name a few, as well as pest control services for mosquitoes, chigger mites, and more. With all these services, our technicians follow all the best industry standards and techniques to ensure that our products are applied safely while still being highly effective. Each member of our crew is passionate about the work they do and will work tirelessly until the job is completed to perfection! We provide these services to homeowners in Oklahoma City, OK and surrounding cities like Edmond and Mustang. Get in touch with our office today by calling (405) 735-1223 to schedule your next lawn care or landscaping service!