pesticides

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    Aug 05, 2011 12:20 PM GMT
    Didn't know where to put this.......be nice icon_rolleyes.gif
    Here in Canada they have banned alot of herbicides as well as pesticides.
    I undersatnd the importance but being an avid gardener and someone who as spent thousands in man hours and dollars on my garden, it's sorta pissing me off.
    EVERYTHING in the yard is being eaten. When you drive down the streets all you see is yellow dandilions that are now taking over my lawn.
    I've tried some of the alternative stuff with little to no effect.
    Just wanted to rant...........icon_evil.gif
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    Aug 05, 2011 12:39 PM GMT
    This is what we use for weeds. icon_wink.gif

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    Place the tines around the weed, push down with the foot pedal, then lean the handle over towards the pedal, which makes the tines come together and the fulcrum motion hauls up the weed.

    http://reviews.qvc.com/1689/M9051/grampas-garden-m9051-grampas-weeder-weeding-and-aerating-gardening-tool-reviews/reviews.htm?sort=reviewTextLength

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    Aug 05, 2011 12:45 PM GMT
    Did you try moving? If it's something you're passionate about you'll go to any lengths to make it work.

    You could also smuggle pesticides across the border.
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    Aug 05, 2011 12:48 PM GMT
    Smuggling wouldn't be ethical and I have several weed removers. Issue especially with dandilions is the tap root, you never get it.
    Are there any other gardners here?
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    Aug 05, 2011 6:17 PM GMT
    This headline is from just today-

    Dupont pulls damaging herbicide.
    Weedkiller Imprelis deemed harmful to spruces, pines

    "Thousands of trees have died from the Midwest to the Atlantic coast resulting in "hundreds of millions" in damages, the firm said"

    http://detnews.com/article/20110805/METRO/108050373/1409/rss36
  • dancedancekj

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    Aug 05, 2011 6:41 PM GMT
    Boiling water works well on some weeds.

    If you've got something like bindweed? Good luck. I have problems battling that even with glyphosphate.