Is Scott's Lawn Fertilizer Safe for Kids?

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Having a beautiful, thick, green lawn is the goal of most homeowners. But many worry that having a nice lawn is not worth the possible hazard it will cause to any children who will play on the lawn. Scott's fertilizers are popular choices that give great results, but it is vital to understand the possible risks to children before use.

Ingredients

  • Scott’s is committed to creating fertilizers made with ingredients that are safe for both children and pets to be exposed to. The main ingredients--urea, ammonium phosphate, and potassium sulfate--are found in every day household products.

Safety Standards

  • Scott’s fertilizers meet all Environmental Protection Agency standards. In addition, the Food and Drug Administration considers all Scott’s products generally recognized as safe.

Eye Contact

  • While generally safe, Scott’s fertilizers can cause a burning sensation if they come in contact with a child’s eyes. Flush the eyes with water and if the child complains of continued pain, see a doctor.

Ingestion

  • Fertilizer can cause an upset stomach, vomiting and diarrhea if ingested. While Scott’s fertilizer is not life-endangering, you should call poison control if your child swallows any of the product.

Proper Use

  • Always use and store Scott’s fertilizers according to the package instructions. Proper use ensures that the product is applied to the lawn correctly, making the lawn safe for your children and pets to play.

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