I accidentally dumped a gallon of hydrogen peroxide on my lawn. It's
the farm rated 35% type. It had a mountain of foam bubbles and was
very hot. Earth worms were popping out of the ground and turning
white before dying. I finally hosed it to dilute it.
Now I have a dead spot on the lawn, grass is all brown. Does anyone
know if I can just loosen the dirt and reseed, or must I remove the
dirt and replace it?
On Fri, 03 Jul 2009 22:19:40 -0500, against all advice, something
compelled firstname.lastname@example.org, to say:
You could dump an entire bag of Scott's Turf Builder on it . . .
Seriously, though, why don't you just reseed and see if it works.
Seed is pretty cheap, and if it fails you can always go the
remove and replace route.
Don\'t worry about people stealing an idea. If it\'s original, you will
have to ram it down their throats.
You'd think so wouldn't you? But, completely off topic, I used to have a
whole lot of aquaria (I know, I would have usually wrote "aquariums" but I
thought I'd cut off the spelling police on that one at least :) ). One
summer day I awoke to a glorious rain shower and "oodles" (scientific term
there) of eathworms on the driveway, sidewalk, street, evereywhere. I
collected several hundred and over the course of a week or so few my fish
well. That summer I had an amazing number of fish spawn, but the earthworm
count in my lawn never seemed to be the same.
Curious that. I know that most of the worms I collected would never have
made it back into the lawn and would have perished but it seems sort of odd
that the population in the lawn dropped so severely.
It's food grade - perfectly safe. It makes a sterilizing wash for food
handling systems for milk, cheese, eggs, etc. I use it to clean stained
pottery. People brush their teeth with it (diluted). There is a whole
culture based on 35% food grade peroxide, as a quick search will show.
Now the 98% we had at work (NASA), that's rocket fuel. We moved a drum
of it once and the bung was slightly open, as each drop spattered on the
asphalt, a tiny burst of flame was observed.
The guys who play with rocket backpacks usually distill
their own from lower concentrations they obtain on the
open market. I doubt any regular Joe could buy the 98%
stuff. Heck, I wouldn't even try. The more pure it is
the more stable it is but golly it can be dangerous.
"Hydrogen peroxide vapors can form sensitive contact explosives with
hydrocarbons such as greases. Hazardous reactions ranging from ignition to
explosion have been reported with alcohols, ketones, [etc.]."
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