In my 1 gallon pump spray canister, I add:
1 gallon of Walmart el-cheap-o white vinegar
2 big squirts of Seventh Generation Free and Clear (hand)
dish washing soap.
Shake (or your tube will get clogged with soap)
Pump up the pressure
Smother the offender.
a) It does not work unless you have at least two
hours left of sun light (not twilight)
b) the ground must be dry, or the plants will ignore the
vinegar and gets their water from the soil
c) the 7th gen dish is the best insecticidal soap
I have found. 15 second kill on squash bugs and
earwigs. No fooling. The rest of the insecticidal
soaps I have tried are jokes.
d) rise out your canister's spray gun with fresh water
or your will loose your springs and any other steal
Let us know!
Oh, I don't mind dandelions , the bees love 'em . Besides , we don't
have a "lawn" , just some wild grasses here and there amongst the weeds
and wild flowers . This is a clearing out in the woods y'know .
Landscaping is not high on the priority list , however I need to make
some decisions . We bought some bee-friendly shrubs yesterday (Weigela
and Rose of Sharon) and I need to decide where to put them . I'm
thinking a bee/hummingbird/butterfly garden spot somewhere near the
house so we can watch . Probably not too close to the house on the south
side so we can watch from the deck or window .
?or window .
My dandelions like to grow in my ground pots. I think of them as
nutrition thieves. And since they are so close to what I actually
want to grow, I just pull and re-pull them out.
Right now I am waiting for the ground to dry out so I can pickle
them a month or so before planting in my pots.
It's just a matter of perspective -
.. some people call dandilions "weeds" -
.. I call them "pretty yellow lawn flowers" !
and yes - the bees do indeed love them.
and you can learn to love them too -
if you just think about it for a minute.
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