What about you beautiful lawn

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    OK so many think our cars are the major cause of pollution--I submit what about poison for weed control,fertilizers,ant poison ,rodent poisons, bug poisons I mean if this is as serious as you all seem to believe maybe those with beautiful green lawns that have had all kinds of weed controls(poisons) should be first to be controlled and fined. When I go to Florida and the pest controllers tell ya ya have to stay away for so many Hours after we do our monthly spraying it make me think,bad for bugs,gotta be bad for people. Ya get to breath all this stuff all spring summer and fall.
     
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    Our grass is dotted with dandelions. Err, our dandelions are dotted with grass.

    Our old house was a townhouse and the association had people come in to do the outside maintenance. When I was pregnant with my oldest I worked FT and wasn't home much; when I was pregnant with my son (who is autistic), I was home FT and outside a lot. I've often wondered if there was a connection between his dx and the crap they sprayed on the shrubbery and put on the grass. . .

    We use minimal anything on our stuff. I pay the kids to pull the dandelions. Gets them out of the house, cleans up the lawn and they get paid. Good deal. I pull weeds (we have sooo many pricker weeds!). I'm trying to find a natural weed killer that won't harm the shrubs.
     
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    Lets go one step further. How about the amount of fresh water wasted to water lawns. Fresh water is the most precious resource we have on this planet. It is also becoming one of the scarcest at the same time.
     
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    Not us. we're under water restrictions.

    Dude, do you LIVE in FL? I lived there for about 10 years. It's a swamp they shaved off and put up a parking lot. I lived there before widespread pest control. Mosquitoes so thick they were kicking each other's asses to get in on you first.

    Name your poison.:cool:
     
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    Thank heavens for pesticides.
     
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    grass? two large dogs...no grass...they can dig holes the size of small cars in the time it takes to go inside and look out the window
     
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    I've got a recipe for an organic weed spray but it will kill (or at least maim) any plant you apply it to.

    1 gal. white vinegar (preferably heated - makes it work better)
    1 lb. salt (1box/container)
    couple TBSP of dish detergent

    mix together, making sure that the salt is dissolved in the vinegar and then spray it on unwanted plants. Heat from the sun intensifies the action of the mixture. Safe around pets and kids. Some tough-to kill plants may need more than one application, but I have family in the organic farming community and they swear by it.
     
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    Have lived in Wellington, yea when a mosquitoe lands on ya it feels like a small bird,Just saying though maybe all the chemicals we use for pretty lawns and bug control might be a little more harmfull to humans than all the global warming stuff thats all. If ya read this Rocks in the head I said maybe ,you can provide the facts.
     
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    I don't water my lawn, and I don't us pesticides.

    Whatever grows I cut with the lawn mower.
     
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    Oh God, another fascinating Chris posting,,,zzzzzzzzz.......
     

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