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Man destroys his 40,000 square-foot lawn after mistakenly buying weed AND grass killer
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7-15-12 | James Nye

Posted on 07/15/2012 4:26:45 AM PDT by rawhide

A once green fingered Minnesota man is ruing not reading the labels on the weed killer he bought after it killed all the grass on his 40,000 square foot lawn.

Turning the previously lush green grass to dead, arid scrubland, Lake Elmo resident Rob Olson only wanted to get rid of the weeds from his two and a half acre lawn.

Instead, Olson says three employees at Dege Garden Centre consulted with him about which weed product to buy and fatefully he purchased five bottles of the multi-purpose killer at $35 a pop.

The weed killer in fact contained a pre-emergent grass killer too which not only destroyed the grass but will prevent it from being resseeded or sodded for up to six months.

Having applied the product to his garden, Olson observed the grass begin to fade and called up the garden centre to demand to know what had happened.

Upon realising his mistake, Olson became furious with Ferti-lome, the makers of the dual grass and weed killer, which Olson claims is not clearly marked.

In an email a spokesman for Ferti-lome said that instructions are 'related directly to the product' and are contained in a booklet which is attached to the back of the bottle.

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To: Tammy8
The clover is nice to walk on and it seems to hold more of the moisture in the ground.
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51 posted on 07/15/2012 8:23:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: rawhide
I grabbed the squirt bottle of Roundup instead of the squirt bottle of Weed-B-Gone once.

It looked like my lawn had been hit be a meteor shower.

52 posted on 07/15/2012 10:34:21 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: cripplecreek

I know many don’t like to see the blooms up and think lawns w/clover don’t look manicured- but I like the look.


53 posted on 07/15/2012 3:45:22 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: SkyPilot

Accusing the Daily Mail of being “international news” is out of line. The only reason it’s more credible than the Enquirer is the accent.


54 posted on 07/15/2012 3:57:04 PM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: whd23

whd23,
I bought the white clover on Amazon.


55 posted on 07/15/2012 5:05:32 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Repeal Obamacare, the CITIZENSHIP TAX)
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To: BatGuano

Must be some sort of British acres.


56 posted on 07/15/2012 5:11:25 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: BuffaloJack

Thanks!


57 posted on 07/15/2012 5:54:49 PM PDT by whd23 (Every time a link is de-blogged an angel gets its wings.)
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To: Walmartian

Seems like a good time to bring in some rock ground cover. That’s just to much grass to mow.


58 posted on 07/16/2012 6:24:37 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: chainsaw

Grass can go a relatively long periods without moisture but it cannot go forever. Whether the lawn is dormant or dead depends on just how long the drought has been in effect and the temperature during the drought.

Grass type also has a bearing on how stressed a lawn will become. Zoysia and Bermuda grass tolerate drought well but even these grasses will die if there is no moisture for 2-3 weeks and temps are past 90 degrees.


59 posted on 07/16/2012 9:32:34 AM PDT by drago15
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To: Texas Fossil

The stuff I used says it kills the ground for up to a year.


60 posted on 07/16/2012 9:40:12 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: rawhide

Easily fixed:

http://www.grassbgreen.com/


61 posted on 07/16/2012 9:46:30 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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