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Old Monday 11th August 2008, 17:30
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It's a common ingredient in fertilisers Lakercapt.....have they replaced it with anything in the fertilizers or would you just have to purchase so much fertilizer it might draw attention if you had ulterior motives?

I know we used to get all kinds of stuff for the garden that wasn't readily available to the general public, as my ex was a landscaper and licensed to get certain pesticides etc. for application.

Funny - you can buy it here at any garden centre, but a 16 yr old can't buy silly string.....hmmmm
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Old Monday 11th August 2008, 17:39
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Alas to buy Sulphate of ammonia you would find it difficult here in North Americia.
Thats what the terrorist use to make explosives.
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http://www.shop-com.co.uk/+-a-Sulpha...l?sourceid=531

Well it looks although it is accessable here in various disguises

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A healthy lawn is the best defense against weeds, I've heard. I try to add some compost and grass seed every spring in thinner areas - this helps to thicken the grass and gives less room for weeds.
Still get the dandelions here and there though!
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Old Wednesday 13th August 2008, 23:22
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A healthy lawn is the best defense against weeds, I've heard. I try to add some compost and grass seed every spring in thinner areas - this helps to thicken the grass and gives less room for weeds.
Still get the dandelions here and there though!
hi Susan

Thank you for your suggestion.

I think a lawn does need a lot of care and attention. We have thought of doing a bit of re-seeding, and trying to improve the quality of the lawn that we have at the moment. As we are in a rental we feel that the lawn has been neglected a lot by past tenants who have live in the house.

We have noticed that the lan is uneven but we can live with that. We will see what we can do to remove plants like Dandelions. A bit of lawn pampering will go a long way

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Old Thursday 14th August 2008, 03:30
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Urea is the most common form of ammonia used in fretilizer though I use liquid ammonia for the nitogen content.
P.S. in many qarrries they use ammonium nitrate in the blasting operation plus a small charge of dynamite as the trigger.
(any latent terrorist please ignore above instructions)
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Old Thursday 14th August 2008, 08:55
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Oh my. I now have visions of exploding lawns all over the UK.

As I said earlier in this thread, our gardening man told me that nitrogen was the best way of treating weeds. OH is going to look into getting some.
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Old Thursday 14th August 2008, 11:16
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Urea is the most common form of ammonia used in fretilizer though I use liquid ammonia for the nitogen content.
P.S. in many qarrries they use ammonium nitrate in the blasting operation plus a small charge of dynamite as the trigger.
(any latent terrorist please ignore above instructions)
Hi Lakercapt

sounds scary

Errupting Lawns perish the thought.

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