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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To be fair, they should probably make the “KILLS YOUR GRASS” thing just a bit more prominent on the packaging.
Probably previously wrote about the .9MM, fully automatic assault revolver.
However, I have been looking to do what you've done. May i ask where you purchased the seeds?
Looks like he missed some spots. The work of an amateur.
Since they don’t have a “before” shot, I do wonder what his grass looked like previously. Likewise I wonder if it wasn’t intentional and a stunt - as often happens in these kind of stories.
Have you ever considered watering your lawn? If you install a sprinkler system all you have to do is program it and it does all the work.
In my college weed science class the mantra was “Read the label, read the label, read the label.”
PLUS > Prodiamine Pre-emergent grassy and broadleaf weed
Not only did it burn down the grass & weeds, but it kept them for coming up again. Article says for 6 months.
Forty thousand square feet is not 2 1/2 acres. If he can’t even figure out how much land he has, no wonder he has problems reading the perfectly clear directions. Of course he’s a Dem—he’s in MN and he blames other people for his own stupid mistake.
P.S.: he’ll actually be lucky if he can reseed in just six months. In the first place, six months is the dead of winter in Minnesota, and in the second, some of those products really lurk in the soil for a long time. They’re kind of intended for places where you really, seriously do not want any vegetation growing for a long time, like patios and sidewalks. READ THE LABEL.
By the way the drought has killed all of my own, my lawn is brown too and crackles when I walk on it.
But your lawn is only dormant, When watered it will come back to life..His won’t.
$16 Trillion in debt, our nation about to implode, war about to erupt in the Middle East, a Dictator in the White House, and some guy in Minnesota has a brown lawn.
What part of “grass control” couldn’t he figure out?
I know I can water it, but I do not like wasting water on grass. I water my garden, it produces a valuable food source, I don’t eat grass. So it looks bad, I am not so pretty myself,IMO water is too valuabale a resource to squander on grass, especially during a drought.
Vegans and other Dirt First groups will condemn this man with hate crimes
I just hope he has lots of neighbors to tell him “You missed a spot”. LOL
WoW! He should re-think where he does his gardening business.....
We havent had rain in six months, our lawns are dead and still the home owners association sent us a letter telling us to cut our lawns. Sheesh!
That happens along about August all across the south unless you have a sprinkler system. It’s the “wet dead grass is just darker brown, don’t worry about it until fall and enjoy not needing to mow” stage.
Came early this year. Crabgrass survives it though, verdant and green as ever, always thought a hybrid variety that stayed green through the winter would be a great thing. There’s not much that kills the stuff, almost in kudzu territory.
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