Time for Spring Cleanup
Well the snow is gone (for most of us) and if you haven't done it already it's time for a good spring cleaning in your yard. For most dog owners that means it's time to clean up all the dog waste that was covered up by the snow and is now degrading out on your lawn.
Hmmm, forgot just how much there was last year didn't you? Well no matter how unpleasant the task, it is important to make sure you clean up as much as possible. Dog waste is a hazardous substance, especially if you have young children around. Dog waste can attract maggots, flies and other nasty pests. Plus some dog waste can contain parasitic worms that can be passed to other dogs and even humans. And if your dog likes the occasional "poop snack", a conditional called corprophragia, keeping your yard free of dog poop is a must.
Be Prepared for the Task
So what is the best way to attack the project? First you should make sure you have appropriate supplies. As easy as it is to simply grab a shovel, scoop it up and toss it in the garbage, there are items better suited to the task and better for the environment. A good single action poop scoop works well. And you should have a supply of litter bags or disposable mitts. Not only will these items protect you from the nasties, most of them are properly bio-degradable, making the job not only easier, but environmentally friendly. It's also a good idea to have litter bags or mitts with you when you take your dog for a walk. So keep some handy at all times. Some of them even come in handy carrying cases.
Finally, for the ultimate in dog poop management for your yard, you can consider a miniature pet waste septic tank. These small tanks easily install in your yard and offer you an easy, environmentally friendly way to dispose of your dog's waste. Simply dump the waste into the tank, close the lid and let the enzymes take over.
With a little preparation and the proper equipment, keeping your yard free of pet waste can be safe and easy. Your yard will be looking great in no time.