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Re: Grass FertilizerPosted by: Jane McClay
Posted on: May 29, 2001 at 23:12:40
In Reply to: Re: Grass Fertilizer
: : : Now that Summer is pretty much here, I recently started the 4-step program for fertilizing our lawn. I usually try and fertilize before rain is predicted so it won't be on the grass too long, but you know how inaccurate weathermen can be. After I fertilize I always supervise our JRT to make sure she isn't rolling or chewing on anything in the grass & I wipe her paws with a wet towel to get off any residue after she comes back in. Is there any other precautions I should take? Does anyone know how much harm fertilizer can actually cause a JRT?
: : : Thanks for your help!
: : : - Brian
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: : Hi, Brian,
: : Okay... time for a confession. Much of my very large yard is a lunar landscape. I don't fertilize, and I have dandilions, crab grass, thistle, even an occasional tiny sapling... basically weeds, weeds and more weeds. I keep the front yard mowed, so it doesn't look so bad... it's actually a very pretty rich green, but the fenced in area where the dogs are kept is treacherous. Holes, holes and more holes. I actually sit on my back steps and watch them dig, and I get a total kick out of it.
: : Twisted, huh? LOL
: : I'm the last person to give advice on lawn fertilizer, and I venture to guess that many of the reps here are like me and we are just happy for the green grass we have in certain areas of the yard (mainly the part that the general public might see). I would suggest that the best possible person to give advice on lawn fertilizer would be your veterinarian.
: : Sorry I can't be of more help, but I'm sure your vet would have the answers you're looking for.
: : Jane
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This is a popular post!! I'd like to thank Yvonne and Carol for writing in to share their thoughts! Carol uses organic fertilizer, and suggested you look into that. Yvonne brought up a good point that the next best thing to "grass au naturale" "would be to consult the county agent and go with his recommendation, then water the chemical into the grass, keeping the dog off it until it is dry."
I'm still really not comfortable with the whole "chemical thing" and am most comfortable with foregoing fertilizer, but I thought I'd forward these suggestions along. I like the sound of what Heather suggests, but I have to admit that I looked up "agronomist" and my faithful Merriam Webster Online didn't give me a definition. LOL