Always Scoop the Poop

Posted on Behalf of Tommy Gun Lawn Care

Is your lawn a favorite bathroom for the neighborhood dogs? While you may consider dog poop an eyesore or a nuisance to dodge, it can also be a major health risk to your yard and your family. After you learn the facts about dog poop, you’ll be sure to remember your scooper or potty bags next time.

In 1991, EPA not only named dog waste as an environmental pollutant, but they put it in the same category as pesticides! Dog waste contains parasites that are dangerous to your plant life, your other pets and your children. In fact, just one gram of dog poop contains 23 million fecal bacteria!

Lawnmowers Are The Perfect Spreader

Most landscaping companies do not take on the responsibility of removing your dog poop piles before they service your lawn. This means that when fresh (or old) dog waste hits the mower blade, it can quickly spread to all areas of your grass. At this point, it’s nearly impossible to clean up. You become susceptible to the countless pollutants and parasites that are now living under your daughter’s bare feet as she does cartwheels across the grass or beside the tennis ball you are throwing for your dog in the backyard.

Other Modes of Travel

Even if you are diligent to pick up your poop before you mow the lawn, there is still a major risk that the fecal bacteria has already spread. In fact, this type of bacteria loves to travel through the air on insects and other pests. If no one is willing to pick them up, fecal bacteria can simply move about through the wind. Once they find a new home, they can settle deep within the soil and live another year or more!

What Is at Stake?

How serious are the parasites and bacteria that live and spread from dog feces? Possible conditions include parvovirus, tapeworms, E.Coli and salmonella to name a few. Some of these can cause serious illness in pets and humans, especially babies and pregnant women.

Ready to be a good dog scooper? We hope so. At Tommy Gun Lawn Care, we like to educate dog owners about the dangers of not discarding dog waste right away. It is a simply and quick task that could save your lawn and your health.

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Doug B.

The Tommy Gun crew showed up on time and made quick work of many yard problems that had been a thorn in our side. They installed new drainage, installed new sod and mulch--a pretty significant job. At every stage, Dusty and his crew were hard working, polite and easy to work with. Would not hesitate to use this group again for future projects. Now we wish we hadn't waited so long to call them.


Dusty and crew did a awesome job on getting things looking the way they should be! I had let things get out of control . Nice to watch a professional work Thanks Dusty!!

June K.

I consider him very caring and very honest. He's been cutting my yard for years..

Doug Baker

Hired this company to do a large job of grading and sodding a large portion of our yard and they did a great job. Dusty, the owner is very knowledgeable and presented us with a lot of options and worked with our schedule. Would definitely use this company again for big yard projects that require a lot of manual labor.

William McKeldin

Contracted this week with Tommy Gun for lawn maintenance. They did a superb job. In fact, the crew went above and beyond to make our property look GREAT!!! Thank you, Dusty and crew!!!

Dr. Shawn Seaney

The owner of this company is a pleasure to work with and is very knowledgeable in his trade. I would highly recommend this company for all of your lawn care needs!