What Kind of Weed Killers are Safe to Use Around Children and Pets?

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Lawn and Garden Questions and Answers

Question: I want to get rid of the weeds on my lawn, but I don’t want to use something that will harm my children and dog. What weed killers are safe to use around kids and pets?

- Allyson F. (Social Circle, GA)

Answer: You have many organic options available, including the following:

Horticultural Vinegar

Scythe Soap Based Contact Grass and Weed Killer

After you’ve done the initial herbicide treatment, the best way to prevent new weeds from coming back is to grow a lush and thick lawn. You want to create an environment where weeds cannot take hold and thrive. How? By reseeding your lawn as necessary to increase grass density. And by cutting your grass high so sunlight cannot reach the weeds.

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