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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:45 pm    Post subject: daisies and dandelions Reply with quote

hi there
can anyone recommend anything i can put on the lwan to kill dandelions and daisies. i absolutely hate them!!
thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dandelions easy to kill with either MCPA or 2 4 D. Daisies harder to kill and will need 2 or more doses of 2 4 D.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks michael
where do you think i would get that. garden is huge...the whole site is 3 acres...does it cost much i wonder
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...the earth:/ ..... learn to love em!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

buy it by the gallon at a local agricultural supply store, it is sold under various brand names.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the sake of all, PLEASE read up before you think about using these toxic chemicals...

Look who has done the studies of the chemicals before you believe them as being totally true! There are loads of pages dedicated to them....


2,4-D has been in pre-Special Review status since September 22, 1986, because of carcinogenicity concerns.People who drank products containing 2,4-D vomited, had diarrhea, headaches, and were confused or aggressive. Some people also had kidney failure and skeletal muscle damage. People who spilled 2,4-D on their skin developed skin irritation. Breathing 2,4-D vapors can cause coughing, a burning feeling in the airway, and dizziness.

MCPA- Farm worker exposure has resulted in reversible anemia, muscular weakness, stomach problems, and slight liver damage. Target organs identified in animal studies include the liver, kidneys, spleen. and thymus....
The run off will devastate aquatic life too.

Get yourself a few gallons of vinegar/salt and washing up liquid...Smile or better still if you can't learn to love 'em, how about keeping the grass short by either mowing or goats/sheep?



What's the field being used for?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the information inishindie...its actually my garden i was enquiring for. its a huge area, house is on a site of 3 acres.

thanks for advice
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

once you done all that... watch as fresh new seeds settle in your garden and germinate the next year... then like the rest of us.. you'll submit to "not minding" them....
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