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Canada to Ban All Weed ‘N Feed Nationwide 0

Posted on April 26, 2010 by Paige

Ecolawn from Nichol's Garden Nursery - it's supposed to have flowers

Stating “pesticides should only be used when and where there is a need,” Health Canada — the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — announced Feb. 2 that it plans to ban the sale and application of all weed ‘n feed type products across Canada. Read the rest of this entry →

IPM method #1, boiling 0

Posted on April 23, 2010 by Paige

Another IPM method, slow and requires personal animosity

I went out the back door the other day and found a strange red-brown mass quivering on my patio.  Turns out a colony of ants had set up shop outside my back door.  I have a good sized yard and ants are welcome, just not where I’m likely to step on them. So, feeling truly terrible, I boiled them. Read the rest of this entry →



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