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Old 08-20-2013, 03:09 PM
Nullqwerty Nullqwerty is offline
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How Long To Wait After Fertilizer Application?

Hey folks,

I've been trying to research the safety of fertilizer application and children playing in a treated lawn. Harder than I thought.

I know I can use organic fertilizer if I wanted to be ultra-safe. But lets put that aside. Assuming I'm using normal non-organic fertilizer, is there a general consensus as to how long after an application it becomes safe for children to play in the grass? Is it considered safe again after 24 hours or 48 hours or 1 week? Or is the idea that a lawn regularly/scheduled treated is never safe for children to regularly play in?

I am fine with saying to my kids "Don't play on the grass for the next 2 days" and am very confident it won't be a problem. It is a problem if I say though "The grass is never safe to play in kids". In that case, I'll go organic.

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