Lawn is in reasonable shape, but areas of Moss. Live in New England.
Bought a container of a liquid Moss killer (goes on hose end)that has as
it's (only) active ingredient something called:
Potassium Soaps Of Fatty Acid".
Question: Is it safe if some of the spray gets on healthy grass ?
And would also like to ask:
Soil, via a ph test, showed that it is quite acidic.
If I put down the limestone granules, is this also safe on healthy grass ?
Any caveats to it's use, etc. ?
What does the package say about grass or other plants? Is the stuff sold for use
on lawns, or is it for roofs, walks, etc? There's no way from what you told us
that we can know what you bought.
Limestone is fine on grass.
Potassium Soaps Of Fatty Acid.
This is the original "soap". You make it by boiling fat with potash.
The fat hydrolyzes, yielding fatty acids in their potassium salt form.
It's used in cleaning oneself, clothes, dishes, ec. The more modern
detergents mimick its properties, and sometimes improve them.
NOTE: Fatty acids, especially the saturated C18 stearic acid, are the
preferred fuel for mitochondria, the cells' powerplants. The heart is
especially fond of them as fuel. Moreover, candles are made of stearic
acid. So, for emergencies while camping, carry candles, the real ones.
If necessary you can light them, or eat them.
Of course, you could take advantage of existing conditions and grow moss
and lichens....I think they make gorgeous gardens:
It might be worth a call or a visit with your local extension service to
see it there is a grass variety more suited to your soil.
Some moss and lichens, a nice old rotten stump, few rocks, some ferns
and hostas........better than grass :o)
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