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10 Ways to Make Your Lawn Safer for Your Pets Cumming , GA
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At Everlast Lawns and Landscapes, we know how much families value their pets. Even if you own indoor pets, it is important to also maintain a safe outdoor environment for favorite four-legged friends. Our lawn care experts understand how to create an attractive landscape without posing threats to your dogs, cats and other pets. Here are some considerations that we can make to ensure your family pet stays safe and healthy in your own backyard:

Avoid using chemical fertilizers and pesticides on your lawn

These chemicals can be toxic to pets if ingested or absorbed through the skin. Instead, consider using natural alternatives or limiting your pet’s exposure to treated areas.

Keep your pet off the lawn after treatments

If you must use chemical treatments on your lawn, keep your pet off the grass until it has dried and the area is safe for them to play on.

Provide plenty of fresh water

Pets can become dehydrated when playing outside on hot days, so make sure they have access to plenty of fresh water at all times.

Check for poisonous plants

Some common plants, such as lilies and daffodils, can be toxic to pets if ingested. Check your lawn and garden for poisonous plants and remove them if necessary.

Avoid using cocoa bean mulch

This type of mulch can be toxic to pets if ingested, so consider using a safer alternative, such as shredded wood or pine needles.

Clean up after your pet

Regularly clean up pet waste from your lawn to prevent the spread of disease and parasites.

Check for hazards before letting your pet play outside

Remove any sharp objects, such as broken glass or nails, from your lawn before allowing your pet to play outside.

Provide shade

Make sure your pet has access to shaded areas where they can escape from the sun on hot days.

Check for pests

Regularly check your pet for ticks, fleas, and other pests that can be found in your lawn, especially during warmer months. Use preventative measures to keep them at bay, such as flea and tick collars or topical treatments.

Want to make sure your lawn doesn’t have hidden dangers for your pet? We can help. Call Everlast Lawns and Landscapes to learn more about our lawn maintenance programs that are tailored to each individual customer – including those that have kids and pets!

Posted on behalf of Everlast Lawns and Landscapes, L.L.C.

4315 Summerwood Drive
Cumming , GA 30041

Phone: (770) 480-2695


Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday: Closed

Our Client Reviews

Everlast Lawns and Landscapes, L.L.C.

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 98 reviews

Eliza Barnhill

So far so good! Found Everlast through Next Door and signed up for monthly service. After meeting with Chris we learned about their other services and got new landscape lights installed and some cleanup work in the front and backyard. Happy to say the lights look amazing, and the initial cleanup was so promising that we’re on our second round of projects with them in just a couple weeks. Great personalized service and they’ve addressed any issues and requests that have popped up along the way. Excited to see the final product once it’s all finished.

Amanda Miller

Chris and team did an awesome job on our landscaping project. They had great ideas, were easy to work with and took time to listen to what we wanted to accomplish. The staff was always prompt, took care of our property and were very professional. I would highly recommend them, as the finished project looks great and their prices are very reasonable.

Ebba Hansen

Starting using them last spring for weekly mowing and trim. I’ve been very happy with the job they’ve done. Competitively priced. Just hired to overseed the backyard. They scheduled and completed the job quickly. Very professional.

Rich Markham

Chris was on time for the initial estimate. Gave us a fair price. Guys did the job on schedule. Had a little issue, but Chris got the team out to resolve quickly. Highly recommend this company.

Andrea Carver

I loved working with Everlast Lawns & Landscaping. I had an eyesore of a retaining wall that I hated. Working with Chris to redesign it with Allen blocks made such a difference. I appreciate his expertise and patience answering all my questions promptly and completely. Great job.

Deborah Woodworth

We highly recommend Everlast Lawn and Landscapes. We are new to the area, we saw their truck at a neighbors home and called them. Friendly, professional and prompt. They did a fantastic job on the clean up of our backyard and we are happy with the weekly lawn maintenance. But just as importantly we really appreciate their timely responses to any inquiry we may have had.

Everlast Lawns and Landscapes, L.L.C.

4315 Summerwood Drive
Cumming , GA 30041

(770) 480-2695

Opening Times

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday: Closed