Skip to comments.Man destroys his 40,000 square-foot lawn after mistakenly buying weed AND grass killer
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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It looked like my lawn had been hit be a meteor shower.
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.
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.
I bought the white clover on Amazon.
Must be some sort of British acres.
Seems like a good time to bring in some rock ground cover. That’s just to much grass to mow.
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.
The stuff I used says it kills the ground for up to a year.
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