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I'm interested in Cutting Edge grass seed, I read it was not safe for cattle, what about kids & pets

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How safe is Cutting Edge or other similar super grass seed to plant in my yard? Is it safe for children and pets? I read a review that said it could make cattle seriously ill if they grazed on this grass. Could you go into more detail. Thank you.

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  • felder
    Cutting Edge is simply a new blend of cool--season grasses, mostly Kentucky Bluegrass types, which should not pose any health problems whatsoever to your children or pets. It may or may not live up to its advertising hype as a no-mow, no-water lawn, but there should be no PROBLEMS using it...

    Posted 1 year ago

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  • National Gardening Association
    Cutting Edge grass seeds is an endophyte-enhanced mix of cool season grasses. Endophyte-enhanced grasses are infected with a naturally occurring type of fungi that increases the vigor and insect and disease resistance of the grass. This type of grass is not harmful to people or pets. However, it is harmful to grazing animals that eat it, such as cattle and horses, so it should not be planted as a pasture grass. But endophyte-enhanced grass is perfectly safe for use as a lawn and can be a good choice for folks interested in sustainable lawn care.

    Posted 1 year ago

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  • Sheri Carpenter Harris
    So if my dog eats it, he won't be harmed?

    Posted 1 year ago

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  • National Gardening Association
    From what I have read, the amount of grass that a dog might consume wouldn't cause a problem. See http://www.aspca.org/about-us/faq/fescue-grass-seed and http://www.donnan.com/endophyte_turfgrass.htm. But if your dog happens to be a big grass eater, you may want to choose another type of grass. I'd suggest talking to your vet if you still have concerns.

    Posted 1 year ago

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