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what weed killer for my lawn aroun pond

Posted by pinkbumblebee 8b (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 7, 07 at 23:20

Hi all: I have a pond at the bottom of a hill that is covered in grass. There is a small retaining wall then about 3 feet of flat rocks to walk on. This seperates the grass lawn from the pond. I just dont know what weed killer and fire ant stuff to use. I live in Mississippi and fire ants are bad here. The reason Im asking is my husband did use a weed killer and all the pond plants died. I think the dust from him spreading it got to them. Next year I hope to use something safe or a technique that will help. Any suggestions would be appreciated,,,, thank you Gayle

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RE: what weed killer for my lawn aroun pond

Your hands.......I dont use anything around the pond.

RE: what weed killer for my lawn aroun pond

Pour Parsons amonia into the ant beds and it will kill them. Glenda

RE: what weed killer for my lawn aroun pond

Weeds are plants and if it kills them, it can kill your pond plants. Herbicides for use in lawns will kill any broadleafed plant that isn't a grass. 2-4D which is what the chemical is in most Weed N'Feeds has vapors that drift a long way. If the pond is downhill, I would not use any chemical weed control on the lawn.

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