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lawn service - lime question

April 23rd, 2008, 08:53 AM
hi all.

our lawn service started up today, and they put lime around my property. two of my cats go outdoors on nice days (today being one), so i was wondering if it is safe to let them out with the lime down.

trac :confused:

April 23rd, 2008, 08:54 AM
is lime not what they use to dump on bodies to speed up decomp. I would seriously call the lawn company and question them about it before letting kitties outside.

April 23rd, 2008, 09:09 AM
i'll do that. i didn't think it sounded right...

tracy :thumbs up

April 23rd, 2008, 09:14 AM
I think lawn lime is a form of calcium carbonate...used to deacidify the soil. According to our vet, it isn't toxic and won't irritate paws. Our dogs run around on it with no ill effects. We lime the lawn twice a year. :shrug:

April 23rd, 2008, 09:15 AM
let us know what they say.. I know they use the lime to keep the ground sweet and it is good for the prevention of grubs. But I have no idea if it has any effect on pets. I was thinking about having my lawn limed, but I don't want it to hurt my puppy. Do get back to us please.

April 23rd, 2008, 09:22 AM
you were right. it is different than regular lime, and is totally safe for pets.

thanks all.
tracy :thumbs up