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A Lush Lawn That is Safe For Kids and Pets!

Beware what you put on your lawn: Lawn chemicals linked to two types of cancer in dogs

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A lush, green lawn is undeniably inviting, particularly for children and pets. This makes it of upmost importance to ensure your lawn care regime is safe for your whole family.

A six-year study at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine found exposure to lawn pesticides, specifically those applied by professional lawn care companies, raised the risk of canine malignant lymphoma (CML) by as much as 70 percent.

Dogs over 50 pounds in homes where pesticides and herbicides were professionally applied, or in homes where owners used chemical lawn care products to kill insects were at the greatest risk.

Another study by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Purdue University found common garden and lawn pesticides and herbicides are linked to canine bladder cancer. Breeds with a genetic predisposition for bladder cancer (Scottish Terriers, Beagles, Shetland Sheepdogs, Westies, and Wire Fox Terriers) are at particularly high risk. The study compared environmental exposure histories of two groups of 83 Scottish Terriers and found that the dogs exposed to treated lawns were seven times more likely to develop bladder cancer.

Synthetic lawn care chemicals also leech into groundwater and pollute the environment, while synthetic fertilizers containing fast-acting chemicals made with fossil fuels can kill earthworms and beneficial organisms in the soil. Excess fertilizer pollutes waterways.

What’s a lawn lover to do? Organic lawn care service providers like Naturalawn create lush lawns without the toxic chemicals. Naturalawn offers two unique lawn care programs that protect you and your pets against harmful pesticides and chemicals while also combating weeds and pests. Every treatment begins with a soil test that determines the plan of action to enrich your lawn. Building a dense, healthy root system is vital to having a lush lawn and controlled-release nutrients reach deep to ensure soil is replenished. Organic methods add natural nutrients to the soil and help develop healthy root systems naturally. Naturalawn helps problem-solve common lawn issues like brown patches, surface-feeding insects, weeds, and lackluster growth with natural products and care for your individual lawn, so you can feel confident watching your kids and pets play on a lawn that is well-cared for, naturally.

“I have been increasingly pleased with Naturallawn of America, writes Google reviewer Barbara Hordern. “Most important to me, however, is the return of dragonflies and the birds that love them. We have the beautiful dragonflies we never saw with [other chemical-based lawn care company], and Blue Jays. We are quite pleased.”

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