2298Re: All things considered; Bees, round-up, weed-control
- May 5 12:23 AM--- In email@example.com, "bdloving" <bdloving@y...> wrote:
> My wife wants to landscape and the guy doing the work is suggestingWhile a zookeeper, I was very vocal against the unnecessary use of
> killing the front yard weeds with Roundup.
> Anyone know if this will bother my bees who are in the back yard?
chemicals at work. The director of Horticulture insisted that
Roundup kills plants by causing them to build instable cells (he
described it as a pile of bolling balls that eventually crashes under
its own weight and that plants have to be growing for Roundup to be
effective.) He claimed to have "proven" its safety by drinking some
in front of the staff (**** I do NOT recommend this action ****).
That said, and it's all second-hand, I think there are plenty other
methods for controlling and eliminating vegitation. Soil
solarization, proper soil prep.... a lot. One needs only to care
enough to look beyond the chemical shelves of the local market.
You mentioned vinegar. A wonderful suggestion. I am familiar with
using it to eradicate plants from areas where you don't want plants
to grow.... it works by severly altering the soil's pH... but can you
use it where you Do what other plants to grow?
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