For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Michelle Pintar
Direct: (414) 431-6104
Taming Your Turf
The Wisconsin Humane Society Recommends Several
Lawn and Garden Tips
– Finally…the spring season has arrived.
Animals everywhere are chomping at the bit to enjoy
the beautiful sunshine. As the weather gets warmer,
it is also a natural time to start sprucing up the
lawn and garden.
This year, the
Wisconsin Humane Society recommends the following
natural remedies in place of chemical pesticides
or herbicides as well as other lawn-related tips
to help keep animals safe:
your lawn mower to keep the grass at 3”; longer
grass discourages weed growth. When mowing, also
remember to watch for baby birds or bunnies who
might have their nests in the grass. It is also
recommended to leave mulch clippings on the lawn
to help avoid the need for chemical fertilizers.
plenty of water – at least 1” weekly – to your lawn.
Also over seed thin spots in the lawn.
forget to keep your canine on a leash and away from
neighborhood lawns that indicate pesticide application
has taken place. This will help keep your pooch
healthy and safe.
Wisconsin Humane Society would also like to remind
cat guardians to keep their felines inside to continue
happy and long lives. Thousands of cats are brought
to animal control every month in Milwaukee and very
few ever get reunited with their guardians.
or more of the following signs could indicate your
dog or cat ingested grass with pesticide or herbicide
chemicals: vomiting, lethargic behavior, stumbling
around or seizures. If you think your companion
animal ingested lawn or garden chemicals, call your
veterinarian immediately. Also, it is helpful to
know the kind of pesticide or herbicide that you
think your animal has ingested.
For more information
about the Wisconsin Humane Society, or to learn
about animals currently available for adoption,
call (414) ANIMALS or visit www.wihumane.org