Many of us have fertilized our lawns at one point or another. It’s a common chore that needs to be done to keep our lawns healthy and looking great. But are you following the proper safety techniques when it comes to storing and using this product?
Keep it out of reach: Make sure that your fertilizer and any other lawn products are kept well out of reach from where children or pets could accidentally get into them. Some good storage spots include your garage or a shed.
Garage: If you choose to store fertilizer in your garage, again make sure that it’s out of reach. Keep it on a high shelf that kids cannot reach, or even better a cabinet that can be locked.
Shed: If you choose to store fertilizer in your shed, make sure to keep this locked to prevent any children from accidentally getting in.
If you are applying fertilizer to your lawn yourself, make sure that you wear protection. Wear both gloves and eye protection. Also make sure that you know how to properly apply it. Read the application instructions before you begin and familiarize yourself with some best practices when it comes to applying fertilizer. You can read about some effect methods here.
After applying fertilizer, remember to clean up any excess that may be on the driveway or pathways. This will keep it safe for your children or pets, and it will ensure that it doesn’t accidentally get washed into your local water system if it rains.
If you don’t have the time to fertilize your lawn or if you don’t have any proper places to keep your fertilizer stored, you might want to consider hiring a professional lawn care company! Not only will they fertilize your lawn properly, but you also won’t have to worry about keeping it stored in your home.
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