Poop Scooping & Yard Clean Up – Residential Services
Take your yard back, One log at a time
A lawn without dog poop is a healthier lawn. This may seem like common sense, but there are actually quite a few reasons why this is the case. For starters, dog poop can contain harmful bacteria that can contaminate your lawn. When dog poop decomposes, it releases these harmful toxins into the soil quickly harming the roots of your grass. Not only that, but dog poop is simply unsightly and can make your lawn look and smell gross!
The Harmful Bacteria in Dog poop
One of the main reasons why you should keep your lawn free of dog poop is because of the harmful bacteria that can be found in it. Some of these bacteria include E. coli, salmonella, and campylobacter which causes an estimated 1.5 million illnesses each year in the United States.. All these bacteria can cause serious illness in humans, and they can easily contaminate your lawn if you’re not careful.
To avoid contaminating your lawn with these harmful bacteria, it’s crucial to pick up after your dog immediately after they does their business. If you let the dog poop sit on your lawn for even a few hours, there’s a good chance that the bacteria will have time to spread to the roots of the grass, or worse, onto your pets’ paws! In addition, it’s essential to wash your hands thoroughly after picking up dog poop, even if you’re wearing gloves.
The Toxins Released When Dog Poop Decomposes
Another reason you should keep your lawn free of dog poop is the toxins released into the soil when it decomposes. These toxins can harm the roots of your grass and make their way into groundwater supplies. In addition, these toxins can harm children and pets who come into contact with them.
To avoid these toxins from contaminating your soil and water supplies, it’s crucial to pick up after your dog immediately and properly dispose of the dog poop. The best way to do this is to flush it down the toilet or place it in a sealable bag before placing it in the trash.
The Unsightliness of Dog Poop
In addition to potentially harming your health and the environment, dog poop is unsightly. No one wants to see piles of dog feces on their lawn and we already know the consequences of not removing it. In addition, if you have guest over or children playing in your yard, they likely won’t appreciate having to step around piles of dog poop.
A healthier yard starts with keeping dog feces off the grass. By preventing contamination from harmful bacteria and toxins, you can create a safe environment for yourself, your family, and your pets while keeping your yard looking its best.