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is pelletized 16-16-16 safe for pets

Zone Northern California | lamplighter14159 added on April 15, 2015 | Answered

I have an 8-month lab and want to use 16-16-16 pelletized fertilizer on five fruit trees. Will this harm my pet?

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shelley
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Answered on April 16, 2015

Pelletized fertilizer is really only considered pet safe if you follow certain precautions such as being sure to give your grass a good long watering to allow the fertilizer to sink into the soil. Most websites advise waiting 24-48 hours after fertilizer application before allowing your pet back onto the lawn. I would recommend reading the instructions that came with your fertilizer for more specific information on how to safeguard your pets.

For more information on pet friendly fertilizer options:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/pet-friendly-fertilizer.htm

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