22 Sep 2021
Are Weeds Harming Your Pets?
There are many reasons pet owners are turning to pet turf in place of natural grass. Artificial grass in Toronto is a convenient and cost-effective choice for many, especially in non-traditional homes like condos and multi-family buildings. More than the benefit to pet owners, synthetic turf for pets provides the look and feel of natural grass that makes our furry friends comfortable without some of the lurking hazards like ticks, fleas, and weeds.
If you’re not sure whether artificial grass in Toronto is the right choice for your pet, here’s what you should know about the risks of weeds and natural lawns.
Are Natural Lawns Dangerous?
Natural grass in Toronto is not dangerous, but it can be a source of hazards like fleas and bacteria that can range how they affect our pets. One of those things that can pop up in live grass are weeds, which in some cases can negatively affect the well-being of your pet. If you’re worried about weeds in your yard, artificial grass in Toronto from Echoing Green can be installed to repel weeds.
Harmful Weeds: Noxious weeds are often not something the typical homeowner considers a problem until they show up in your yard. Weeds usually prompt visions of classic yellow dandelions, but some weeds are more than just pesky. They’re actually hazardous. Some dangerous weeds found in Ontario include wild parsnip, hogweed, poison ivy, poison sumac, and stinging nettle. Any of these weeds can cause a reaction to pets that are less than pleasant. Installing artificial grass for dogs from Echoing Green ensures these weeds and others like them are kept as far away from your pet. Since our premium turf is designed and installed to mitigate the growth and spread of weeds, you and your pet are that much more protected.
Weed-Removal Chemicals: In an effort to maintain a pristine lawn, many homeowners unknowingly use chemical pesticides and herbicides to spray intruding weeds. While these chemicals are one of the most effective ways to stop weeds from spreading, herbicides can be dangerous to your pets if ingested. Pesticide poisoning is serious and requires urgent medical attention. You might notice signs of itching, crying, or whimpering, which can be scary for pet owners. To eliminate the risk of ingesting weed removal chemicals, you can make the switch to artificial grass in Toronto. At Echoing Green, our pet turf is safe for everyone.
Seasonal Allergies and Your Dog: Like humans, dogs get seasonal allergies too. When the seasons transition, especially in the spring, pollen is active. When there are weeds in your lawn, there are often more allergens or contaminants in the air as well, which can affect your dog’s ability to breathe comfortably. One of the main culprits of causing allergies is ragweed, which is common in Ontario. Inhalant allergies from weeds can be as minor as itchy skin or become as serious as bronchitis. When you install pet turf for your dog, you can eliminate traces of pollen to help keep allergies at bay for both you and your pets.
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