Hopefully someone may be able to help me.
I don't know if anyone else has experienced this but we have found it to be more of a issue during lockdown. I look after properties where I apply a selective to the lawns, fertilse them infrequently and herbicide treat hard surfaces for weed control. All of that is fairly standard but where I am getting some feedback is when the signage is removed to declare the grass "safe". It isn't uncomon for chemicals to be blamed for everything under the sun but this seems to be occuring more and more frequently of late. Is anyone else experiencing this?
On each exercise the ground conditions and weather are considered for when the product has dried and the signs are removed but I have realised that this is very much due to experience and the general concesses within the industry and training body; there isn't actually a written guideline from the supplier at any point, for any product, as to how long it takes for it to dry and be "safe". I have been approaced by both sides of the fence now; one being very understanding, patient and appreciative of the conditon of the site. The other being one who states that in other parts of the world it is illegal to put anyone other than water on the ground and that for it to be safe for their dog to go onto the grass there needs to be a waiting period of at least three weeks with routine mowing and heavy rainfall.
I have tried contacting our supplier a few times but haven't had any response, ultimately I would like to know of something on paper which states the safety restrictions for the public which we can use as a full and supported response to anyone.
Could anyone offer any advice please?
The products we are currently using are:
Marathon Allround Fertiliser
Xtend Soluble Fertiliser
Praxys Selective Herbicide
RoundUp ProVantage 480 Herbicide