If you’re anything like us, you love having your fury friends in the garden. What you may not know, is that a lot of the fertilisers and pesticides we use to keep our garden looking lush and healthy, are also very harmful if ingested by our pets. In this blog, we’ll discuss Hoselink’s Australian Made Fertiliser range, which is not only organic but also pet and child friendly.
We’ll also be discussing Hoselink’s product range that has been designed for pets and the products you didn’t know you needed to make life with your fury friends even easier.
Is organic fertiliser safe for my dog?
In short, Hoselink’s Fertilisers shouldn’t cause harm to your pet!
The same rules apply to all Hoselink’s Fertiliser range; once diluted with water, the mixture is safe for dogs and children to be around it or come into contact with it. We recommend keeping your pets and kids off the lawn or out of the garden for a few hours after fertilising, mainly to avoid them picking up any of the liquid on their paws, hands or feet and then tracking it through the house. However, as the fertiliser range is organic, it is not harmful to animals or people's health in small or diluted amounts. Unfortunately, many fertilisers on the market currently can cause your pet to become unwell with symptoms like vomiting, lethargy or abdominal pain if they ingest it. They can also cause their skin to become irritated.
Hoselink has three products that make up its proudly Australian-made fertiliser collection. The first of three is Garden Fertiliser. This one is an all-rounder in your garden; it can be used on plants old and new, fruit, vegetables, pot plants or raised garden beds. It will ultimately act as food for your plants. The next fertiliser in the line-up is Hoselink’s Plant Health Seaweed Tonic, this is like a medicine for your plants, great for transplant shock or a little pick me up when your plant isn’t looking too well. Last but certainly not least is the 3-Day Green Lawn Fertiliser, a rapid release formula designed to have your lawn in top shape both above and below ground, acting as a remedy treatment as well.
To make the application process as easy as possible, Hoselink makes a Fertiliser Spray Mixer! This will simply connect to your Hoselink ecosystem via an Accessory Connector (included with purchase). The Fertiliser Spray Mixer doesn’t require pre-mixing and is also fitted with a trigger handle, making it ideal for people who cannot use a pump-style bottle due to arthritis.
To read more about the fertiliser range including how often to use it, dilution instructions and more, click here.
If you have a fury friend who likes to chew, you’ll love Hoselink’s Retractable Hose Reel. Not only does it keep your outdoor space neat and tidy, but it prevents your pet from being tempted to chew by tidying the hose away. Available in two different colour ways, it’s bound to make life with kids and pets a whole lot easier. Its available in 20 metres, 30 metres and 25 metres hi-flow. making it suitable for any size of outdoor space. Not to mention the included Comfort-8 Pattern Sprayer which is excellent for after a big day at the beach or dog park and your pet needs a wash down. With eight different settings on the sprayer, you can give the most thorough and gentle wash for your pet with the added convenience of stopping the water flow without heading back to the tap. To view Hoselink’s entire Retractable Hose Reel Collection, click here.
If it gets hot where you live, it can be hard to ensure that your pets outside are kept feeling comfortable during those hot summer months. Hoselink’s Misting Kit is perfect for this; with 15 metres of length, it is both easily installed and big enough to cover a patio, greenhouse or outdoor area big enough for both plants and pets to be kept hydrated and cool. The misting heads emit a very fine mist from the heads which can be adjusted to suit the climate and where you need the water to be distributed. This product is also available in a Total Misting Package which includes a timer, click here to view. Your plants and pets will be grateful in the hot months ahead!
Hoselink’s Pet Bowl has been designed for dogs, chickens, cats and birds alike. Designed to be used outside, it will allow for a constant water supply to be readily available for your pet, as the float detects when they take a drink and will refill the bowl. This product easily connects to your existing Hoselink ecosystem as it connects via an Accessory Connector which is included with the purchase. A Universal Tap Connector is also included for your convenience. It can also be purchased with or without a leader hose. If you don’t wish to connect it to a hose, you can also use a plastic P.E.T water bottle which will work almost the same way. The Pet Bowl has been designed with a non-slip base to ensure it doesn’t slide on any surfaces. If you happen to be a fan of camping, the pet bowl has been designed with spots for tent pegs in case you're on the move and want to ensure the bowl stays put. Curved edges make it easy to clean, not to mention some parts can be removed to ensure thorough cleaning. For added convenience, if the float in your Hoselink Pet Bowl should become damaged, this spare part is available for purchase separately via our website. Note: Please consider if your pet is prone to chewing through hoses, if this is the case, this product may not be right for you.
If your beloved pet has made a mess, there’s no better or quicker way to clean it up than with the Hoselink Super Jet Washer. This spray wand comes with two interchangeable nozzles, one which creates a wide fan spray and another which is a direct pin-point spray. Use it on concrete for stubborn dirt or mud or when you wash the car down after a big weekend away. The Super Jet Washer comes with a Hoselink Accessory Connector making it quick and easy to connect to an existing Hoselink set-up.
There you have it, Hoselink’s round up of pet friendly products for the garden! We hope this blog has been helpful in your research and understanding. Be sure to always read the label and use as directed, if you are ever concerned for your pet or child’s health, visit a vet or seek medical attention immediately.