4 Tips for Dog Owners in Ohio

Today, our dogs are part of the family. Like you, we are pet owners and truly love our dogs.

But sometimes we feel like we’re in a conundrum because we love our lawn, too. As much as we love our pets, it can be frustrating when they cause lawn damage by digging or urinating on the grass.

While people sometimes assume that they will have to accept lawn damage, there are some ways to get the best of both worlds. That’s why we share some tips for caring for your lawn with dogs.

Following some of these tips will help you get the most out of dog lawn care on your property.

How to care for the lawn with dogs

We get a lot of questions about dogs and lawn care and we’re always happy to answer them. Many of us at Oasis have our own dogs and absolutely understand their importance to you and your family. We go the extra mile to make sure everyone in your family is protected, including the four-legged ones.

#1: Don’t waste your money on potions and remedies to burn dog urine

One of the biggest complaints we receive about lawn care from dogs is urine burning. We’ve treated thousands of lawns over the years and we know it’s a tough problem. But we’ve also seen different types of homemade and store-bought concoctions to treat urine burns and, frankly, none of them are all that effective.

Our advice is not to waste your money on these remedies.

Instead, the best thing you can do to prevent urine burns is to prevent your dog from urinating on your lawn. We understand it sounds impossible, but creating a mulched area specifically designed as Fido’s bathroom is an effective solution to preventing these urine burns.

If that’s not possible on your property, then you might consider encouraging your pup to eliminate in the far corners of your property (rather than right next to the yard where everyone can see him).

Also, keep in mind that a thick, healthy lawn will resist urine burn better than a lawn that has problems. The healthier your lawn is, the less noticeable the damage should be. But we can’t promise you that you won’t see your urine burning. Unfortunately, this goes hand in hand with having a pet.

#2: End Frustrating Digging Habits

As for lawn care tips with dogs, another concern we often hear has to do with digging. If you are someone who takes pride in your lawn, it can be very frustrating when your dog tears it up.

According to the Humane Society, dogs tend to dig when they are bored. Therefore, the best way to combat digging habits is to provide your pup with other entertainment. It could be in the form of toys or just spending time in the garden playing with them.

Walking your dog frequently will also help discourage digging habits.

Lawn care technician aerates lawn

If you have a dog that is prone to digging, you may want to avoid leaving it unattended in your yard. While there is no quick fix for digging, it is something you should work on with your pet (or a trainer) to correct the behavior.

As for restoring bare spots on your lawn from your dog’s digging, aeration and overseeding will make a big difference.

#3: Keep Your Pet Inside When the Lawn Care Company Visits

Your dog is an important part of your family and you want to help keep him protected. That is why you should be especially careful on the days when an outside service company will visit your property.

If you have a fenced yard, you know the gate will be opened, so it’s important to keep your dog inside.

Lawn care expert fertilizes the lawn with a spreader

At Oasis, we ask our clients to keep their dogs inside on the days we go out to repair the lawn.

This is for the pet’s safety while we treat the lawn. A dog that is kept inside is protected and will not have the opportunity to escape from the yard and run away.

We like clients to inform us in advance about their pets. It’s always helpful to know that you have a dog and that it will be inside when we arrive.

#4: Talk to your lawn care provider about whether their lawn care is safe for dogs

People often ask us: is lawn care safe for dogs? We understand that the safety of your pets is a top priority.

Don’t be afraid to ask specifically about the products your lawn care company uses and whether they are safe for pets. We get this question all the time and we’ll be happy to answer it.

We only use products continuously and exhaustively tested by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Our granular products are safe for contact immediately after application. This includes our fertilizer, grub control, crab pre-emergent and our food insect control service.

Lawn care expert meets with client

Our weed control is in liquid form and is safe, but out of an abundance of caution with your pets, we ask that you wait approximately an hour for the product to dry before letting your pets out.

Many of us at Oasis have our own dogs and absolutely understand their importance to you and your family. We go the extra mile to make sure everyone in your family is protected, including the four-legged ones. In fact, we are even careful to move dog toys we find in the yard before applying our products.

Lawn Care Services in Ohio and Northern Kentucky That Understand Dogs

It is important to work with a lawn care company that understands your love for your pet.

At Oasis we care about our clients and we know that you care about your pets. Therefore, we pay special attention to things like picking up dog toys left in the yard, knocking on the door before starting treatment to make sure the dog is safely stored, and checking two (or three!) the lock of a door. when we finish treatment, to make sure your dog is safe when you let him out after we leave.

These are steps that Oasis technicians take regularly and that really make a difference for dog owners, although we hear that they are steps that other companies often forget (or don’t) do.

Our technicians are trained to take care of these details. When we train our people, we talk about the importance of pets to our customers, so that even those technicians who don’t have a dog understand the value of our customers’ pets.

The fact is, we really care about what’s important to our customers and that’s why dogs and lawn care are two things we take very seriously. We want the best for you and your lawn. We are here to help you achieve the best possible results while keeping your canine friend safe and happy.

Want to learn more about professional lawn care services for your home in Cincinnati, Dayton, Ohio, or Northern Kentucky? Request your quote, choose the lawn care program that’s right for you, and then sit back and relax while the professionals help you achieve a lawn you’ll love.

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