Insurance Website
800.772.8043
Quick Links Personal Insurance Business Insurance Life & Health Insurance Senior Products Programs

Lawn and HomeAt this time of year, we spend a lot of time and money working in our yards in an attempt to bring them back to life after a long winter season. One common job is applying fertilizer. If used correctly, fertilizer can turn a brown winter lawn into a green and thriving lawn.

While this is a common task, it's important to keep in mind that fertilizer is a chemical and needs to be handled with caution. Here are some safety tips to follow before, during, and after fertilizing your lawn.
  1. Proper storage. Store fertilizer in a safe place away from children and pets. If you keep your lawn and gardening supplies in a shed, keep it locked. If you store your fertilizer in your garage, make sure it's kept in a locked cabinet or on a shelf children can't reach.
  2. Wear gloves. Fertilizer contains nitrogen that can cause a chemical burn on your skin.
  3. Wear eye protection. It's always important to wear glasses or goggles when working in your yard.
  4. Clean up excess fertilizer on your sidewalk, patio, or driveway. This makes for a safer environment for young children and pets. It also prevents the rain from washing it into your local water system.
To learn more about the best times to fertilize your lawn, watch this video which features West Bend associate, Marv Wolf.

Marv has been West Bend's grounds supervisor for 23 years. He's responsible for planning, coordinating, and maintaining their 160-acre corporate campus — which includes 50 acres of restored prairie, 2 acres of restored wetlands, 10 acres of restored woodlands, and 3 miles of gravel walking trails.

Since 1990, more than 15,000 trees and shrubs have been planted on the campus, formerly corn and alfalfa fields.



Just like your lawn, you should keep your home protected. Contact TCU Insurance Agency at (800) 772-8043 for more information on Indiana home insurance.

(Article Courtesy: Scott Stueber of West Bend Insurance)
Share |


No Comments


Post a Comment
Name
Required
E-Mail
Required (Not Displayed)
Comment
Required


All comments are moderated and stripped of HTML.
Submission Validation
Required
CAPTCHA
Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
 
Enter the Validation Code from above.
NOTICE: This blog and website are made available by the publisher for educational and informational purposes only. It is not be used as a substitute for competent insurance, legal, or tax advice from a licensed professional in your state. By using this blog site you understand that there is no broker client relationship between you and the blog and website publisher.
Blog Archive


View Mobile Version
Connect With Us:
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Yelp
Latest News
Read more >
Trusted Choice TCU Insurance Agency
Corporate Office

425 Lincolnway East
Mishawaka, IN 46544

Ph: 574.256.6070
Ph: 800.772.8043
Fx: 574.252.2109
  Request A Quote
Contact Us
Auto Insurance
Home Insurance
Business Insurance
Life & Health Insurance
Senior Products
Other Programs
Home Page
Who We Are
Our Carriers
Map & Directions
FAQ
News Center
Newsletters
©2017 Teachers Credit UnionPowered by Insurance Website Builder