by Doris Donnerman
(last updated February 17, 2009)
Miracle-Gro really can be a miracle for some plants and for some gardeners who may not be expert green-thumbs. However, fertilizers like Miracle-Gro are not good for your pets. Fertilizers may work great for your spring geraniums, but try and get it to give your dog a growth spurt, all you'll end up with is a dead dog. The point of all this being, keep your yard fertilizer away from your pets!
It's a fact that during the spring and summer you'll need to fertilize your yard and lawn to keep it healthy and growing green. Fertilizer is not bad; if in the wrong system (say an animal system), it is definitely bad. When you fertilize your lawn, do the front and the back at separate times, so your dog can at least have one yard. (When the back lawn is being fertilized, make sure your dog is on a leash in the front so it doesn't run away!).
Keep dogs and cats away from newly fertilized lawns and gardens. That goes for pesticides, too. If possible, keep them in a fenced backyard and fore-go the chemicals there. Here is a tip advising you to keep yard fertilizer away from your pets.
Too many pets become sick and even die after eating plant food or fertilizer. And before adding ornamental plants to your yard, find out if they're toxic to animals.
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