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2012-07-16 09:05:07 AM

airplayne: What slays me, and I am a bit surprised that noone has noticed it yet, is that each bag makes enough of the solution to cover a little over 10,000 sq feet. If he had 40,000 sq feet to cover he would have had to buy and prepare 4 BAGS of the stuff! You would think he would have noticed something hinky going on after applying the first bag.


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That's not how weed killer works!
 
2012-07-16 09:05:46 AM
He was just getting ahead of his neighbors before the drought hit their yards.

A buddy of mine did this when taking care of the church lawn. He got lucky that when he loaded the sprayer, he dilluted the stuff just right that it did only kill the weeds. He didn't realize how close he came to killing the lawn till after he had sprayed. The stuff worked great, so he still uses it, only now he dillutes it right on purpose.

I did recently catch my wife using regular round-up to kill weeds in the yard. Luckily I caught her early.
 
2012-07-16 09:06:39 AM

djh0101010: Is that the right stuff for poison ivy? It's near some trees that I'd prefer to keep, but the PI has to GO. It's also surrounded by grass that I don't care about. The Co-op tells me it's hard to kill, and I'm not going near it until I have a good plan.


They make a special poison ivy killer (targeted to woody vines). The stuff works well.

Link
 
2012-07-16 09:07:11 AM

CrotchBeard: unyon: haemaker: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x354]

YOU MISSED A SPOT!

Came here for this, leaving satisfied.

Me too. Obviously, the ability to pay attention to detail eludes this chap.


Exactly. And If he actually had purchased something the kills only weeds, he would see big swaths of lawn in which the weeds were still alive and go back to the store demanding to know why his weed killer didn't work like it was supposed to. This is the kind of person that made working retail a nightmare. He's a farking retard but that's beside the point. Everything is always anyone's fault but his and he demands compensation!
 
GBB
2012-07-16 09:11:10 AM
With 2 kids with CF, makes me wonder what he puts on his dick.
 
2012-07-16 09:13:00 AM
Always with the chemicals. He has two young strong weed-killers right there in the picture:

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-07-16 09:20:16 AM

SpectroBoy: djh0101010: Is that the right stuff for poison ivy? It's near some trees that I'd prefer to keep, but the PI has to GO. It's also surrounded by grass that I don't care about. The Co-op tells me it's hard to kill, and I'm not going near it until I have a good plan.

They make a special poison ivy killer (targeted to woody vines). The stuff works well.

Link


Oh, nice. I didn't find that a couple years ago when I was looking for it, maybe that's new. Worth a shot, anyway. It's off in the ditch along the road, and the kids know enough to stay the hell away from it, but it needs to die, just out of principle. The town comes by a couple times a year to "mow" the ditch, and it seems to be spreading along the ditch because of that.
 
2012-07-16 09:27:27 AM
I have to admit I might have missed the "and grass" part on that label too. It's labeled like "WEED KILLER & grass".
 
2012-07-16 09:28:36 AM
WEED REVENGE!!
 
2012-07-16 09:28:41 AM

GBB: With 2 kids with CF, makes me wonder what he puts on his dick.


I question the common sense of anyone spraying that much chemical near kids that are sick.
 
2012-07-16 09:30:17 AM
He should see if they'll pay him to do a commercial for the product. Something along the lines of "Does it work? Yeah...it works".
 
2012-07-16 09:31:18 AM
Look at the label, it says glysophate is the active ingredient. That means it was off-brand RoundUp. But I don't see how 3 gardening professionals could make that mistake. They should be fired.

Why yes, I am a gardening professional.
 
2012-07-16 09:31:33 AM
Nothin' like working reeeally hard at something, that ends up being totally worthless or, worse, a total f*ckup. Like, when I was 16, and washed my first car with comet....

sweetpenniesfromheaven.com
 
2012-07-16 09:31:57 AM
How does this make news?

Don't need plywood. Use tarps made in China.
Plywood isn't cheap. And the cheap stuff like OSB can get huge splinters from.

Bright side: This guy doesn't have to mow because I'm sure he does it with a nice mower and doesn't hire it out -much like the weed killing job
 
2012-07-16 09:34:44 AM
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Address all complaints to the Monsanto corporation.
 
2012-07-16 09:35:21 AM
So this idiot spent all his money on his house and GIANT freaking yard but can't afford a professional? Maybe cut back on the size of your McMansion next time, dummy.
 
2012-07-16 09:37:21 AM
Another thought, he may have made up the weed killer story to cover his spraying vinegar for chemtrails.
 
2012-07-16 09:39:06 AM

Dinjiin: BullBearMS: Apparently, it becomes grass killer too if you spray it when the daytime temps get high enough.

Or if you use the wrong concentration for your breed of grass. I often notice that broadleaf weed killer sprays suggest a much lower dosage when spraying on St. Augustine Grass.


Yep. I've got St. Augustine. Everything kills it.
 
2012-07-16 09:40:05 AM

fatkiddown: Nothin' like working reeeally hard at something, that ends up being totally worthless or, worse, a total f*ckup. Like, when I was 16, and washed my first car with comet....

[sweetpenniesfromheaven.com image 225x225]


Wow, i actually felt that.
 
2012-07-16 09:42:04 AM
"weed and grass control" doesn't really explain it's going to kill everything. It just says it's going to control it. One might interpret that to mean it's going to control one by removing it and control the other by protecting it. A bit ambiguous.

I don't see why someone with a large lawn must hire out his lawn service. Maybe he has a nice lawn because he's good at saving his money and does his work himself? He did ask three people about this, after all. It's not like he just grabbed something out of ignorance.
 
2012-07-16 09:43:48 AM

Ashtrey: Look at the label, it says glysophate is the active ingredient. That means it was off-brand RoundUp. But I don't see how 3 gardening professionals could make that mistake. They should be fired.

Why yes, I am a gardening professional.


They weren't gardening professionals, they were kids working summer jobs at the hardware store that wandered into the lawn products aisle.

(Who needs 3 people to mis-read a label for them? Probably means that 3 people tried to warn him he was about to do it wrong.)
 
2012-07-16 09:45:05 AM
www.ihatebillboards.com
 
2012-07-16 09:45:27 AM

dypchit: tzzhc4: I had an eldery neighbor almost do the same thing a few years ago. Luckily I caught it, showed her the mistake and offered to go ahead and fertilize her lawn when I did mine since I always have extra leftover.

Please tell me you at least got a blow job out of the deal...


i.ytimg.com

Uh, either troll or you missed the elderly part or you are really Skwisgaar Skwigelf.
 
2012-07-16 09:46:47 AM

fatkiddown: Nothin' like working reeeally hard at something, that ends up being totally worthless or, worse, a total f*ckup. Like, when I was 16, and washed my first car with comet....

[sweetpenniesfromheaven.com image 225x225]


I tried to polish up my alloy rims with a Brillo pad once.
Damn whiskey.
 
2012-07-16 09:56:32 AM

shooosh: I'm in AZ and I have a rock yard. I want to know exactly what kills everything. I've sprayed everything that Home-Depot sells and shiat keeps growing.
Can I buy LV4 or 24D (or Paraquat) as a guy off the street? I want to kill weeds and grass right down to the bedrock.


Not a problem.
www.northerntool.com
 
2012-07-16 10:11:36 AM
i.ebayimg.com

It's pretty hard to see that it does grass, as it's not prominent on the bottle, but the "Double Play" should clue in a consumer that this is more than just a wee killer. The picture shows a dandelion, but not grass... not the best marketing practices on that label.

I have to buy stuff like this for my driveway, and I go over the labels making sure this is EXACTLY what I need to buy. Some of the crap I get popping up through the cracks require weapon-grade defoliants.
 
2012-07-16 10:27:06 AM

haemaker: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x354]

YOU MISSED A SPOT!


Came here to say this. :)

I have to say, I agree that the label is misleading. The phrase "grass control" is a bit odd. Most people don't control grass, they grow it. "Grass control" is, to me at least, a fairly strange concept. Roundup says "Weed and grass killer" which is quite a bit more direct and unambiguous.
 
2012-07-16 10:27:34 AM
I found his problem.

bmadore.squarespace.com
 
2012-07-16 10:30:09 AM

tweek46420: tweek46420: Spongebob Plaid Pants: Must be late, all these comments and nobody commented on 40,000 square feet and a 2.5 acre lawn? Last I checked an acre was 43,560 square feet.
/Why, yes, I am a land surveyor
house is 40,000 square feet and lot is 2.5 acres maybe?
yeah....scratch that, i can read really


I think you had it right the begin with. The only way that house has 40,000 sq ft is if it had 10 - 20 subterranean levels. / which would be cool/ I'm thinking 3,000 - 5,000sq ft tops.
 
2012-07-16 10:33:16 AM

djh0101010: Ashtrey: Look at the label, it says glysophate is the active ingredient. That means it was off-brand RoundUp. But I don't see how 3 gardening professionals could make that mistake. They should be fired.

Why yes, I am a gardening professional.

They weren't gardening professionals, they were kids working summer jobs at the hardware store that wandered into the lawn products aisle.

(Who needs 3 people to mis-read a label for them? Probably means that 3 people tried to warn him he was about to do it wrong.)


Maybe. Everywhere I've worked the summer kids never answer chemical questions. They just get a panicked look on their faces and call me.
 
2012-07-16 10:42:54 AM

Ashtrey: Look at the label, it says glysophate is the active ingredient. That means it was off-brand RoundUp. But I don't see how 3 gardening professionals could make that mistake. They should be fired.


This whole thing strikes me as being some sort of scam. Not sure what the guys angle is but something just isn't right.
 
2012-07-16 10:46:16 AM

Mark Ratner: He has a large house. Some people might call it a mansion, and yet he couldn't hire a farking landscaping company to spray for weeds? Cheap bastard people problems.


Yeah, but he lives way out in the sticks. Anyone can get a large house in the sticks.
 
2012-07-16 10:48:45 AM

saeufer82: It's pretty clear that it kills grass, and if you don't know by the "weed and grass killer" on the label, you can always Google the active ingredient and find out that glyphosate (patented as RoundUp but >17 years old now) kills any plant trying to grow.

What this wanker was looking for is 2,4-D for broadleaf weed control without killing grass but with polluting surface water anywhere near his yard (vs. glyphosate which does nothing once it hits the soil). Too bad he can't read English. Maybe he's learned his lesson now. Asshat.


Horseweed is damn near immune to glyphosate, although I understand a 2,4-D kills it. Murdering them manually works, too. Haven't tried vinegar yet.
 
2012-07-16 10:49:27 AM
He knows he messed up, but is allowing his story to be told so that others don't make the same mistake.
 
2012-07-16 10:52:21 AM
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2012-07-16 10:52:32 AM

djh0101010: Is that the right stuff for poison ivy? It's near some trees that I'd prefer to keep, but the PI has to GO. It's also surrounded by grass that I don't care about. The Co-op tells me it's hard to kill, and I'm not going near it until I have a good plan.


I've seen military-grade applications of 2,4-D knock poison ivy back, but I've never seen a chemical kill it. It can tolerate direct bleach injections.

Virginia creeper and english ivy can out-compete it, though.
 
2012-07-16 11:05:12 AM

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: This is why you never take landscaping advice from a coyote.


But you can get a few good landscapers from a coyote.
 
2012-07-16 11:07:01 AM

LesserEvil: [i.ebayimg.com image 316x800]

It's pretty hard to see that it does grass, as it's not prominent on the bottle, but the "Double Play" should clue in a consumer that this is more than just a wee killer. The picture shows a dandelion, but not grass... not the best marketing practices on that label.

I have to buy stuff like this for my driveway, and I go over the labels making sure this is EXACTLY what I need to buy. Some of the crap I get popping up through the cracks require weapon-grade defoliants.


I have a brick front walk, and a driveway with cracks. It was paved about 20 something years ago, and won't be paved again in my lifetime, I suspect. I just weed whacked it last week, had to buy a new spool of thread to finish the job. Summanabatch, Homeless Despot gets 7.99 for a single spool of that shiat now. Er, I digress, curmudgeon mode spontaneously starts a lot these days. I hate to use chemicals, and really would prefer not to. However, the matriarch is still of the old school "velvet green carpet = good christian suburban dweller" mentality. If I don't fertilize it, she will pay somebody 95 dollars to spread 18 dollars worth of fertilizer (and that's retail price I pay, pros get cheaper by volume, I suspect). So I reluctantly poison the environment 4 times a year, whether it needs it or not. However, the brick walk, that shiat growing through the cracks has got to go. I've been trying to pull it out by hand. It comes back twice as bad. Losing the battle. Time for tactical nukes.
 
2012-07-16 11:14:56 AM

danno_to_infinity: LesserEvil: [i.ebayimg.com image 316x800]

It's pretty hard to see that it does grass, as it's not prominent on the bottle, but the "Double Play" should clue in a consumer that this is more than just a wee killer. The picture shows a dandelion, but not grass... not the best marketing practices on that label.

I have to buy stuff like this for my driveway, and I go over the labels making sure this is EXACTLY what I need to buy. Some of the crap I get popping up through the cracks require weapon-grade defoliants.

I have a brick front walk, and a driveway with cracks. It was paved about 20 something years ago, and won't be paved again in my lifetime, I suspect. I just weed whacked it last week, had to buy a new spool of thread to finish the job. Summanabatch, Homeless Despot gets 7.99 for a single spool of that shiat now. Er, I digress, curmudgeon mode spontaneously starts a lot these days. I hate to use chemicals, and really would prefer not to. However, the matriarch is still of the old school "velvet green carpet = good christian suburban dweller" mentality. If I don't fertilize it, she will pay somebody 95 dollars to spread 18 dollars worth of fertilizer (and that's retail price I pay, pros get cheaper by volume, I suspect). So I reluctantly poison the environment 4 times a year, whether it needs it or not. However, the brick walk, that shiat growing through the cracks has got to go. I've been trying to pull it out by hand. It comes back twice as bad. Losing the battle. Time for tactical nukes.


Mix one cup salt in 1 gal white vinegar, kills grass and weeds in our brickwork just fine, great for paths.
 
2012-07-16 11:19:31 AM

Ashtrey: Look at the label, it says glysophate is the active ingredient. That means it was off-brand RoundUp. But I don't see how 3 gardening professionals could make that mistake. They should be fired.

Why yes, I am a gardening professional.


I looked at the label. It says glyphosate is an active ingredient, along with the pre-emergent herbicide prodiamine (Barricade).

Why yes, I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express.
 
2012-07-16 11:20:51 AM

Rufus Lee King: www.vecol.com.co


Just make sure you don't use human paraquat.

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2012-07-16 11:36:45 AM

Ivo Shandor: Ashtrey: Look at the label, it says glysophate is the active ingredient. That means it was off-brand RoundUp. But I don't see how 3 gardening professionals could make that mistake. They should be fired.

Why yes, I am a gardening professional.

I looked at the label. It says glyphosate is an active ingredient, along with the pre-emergent herbicide prodiamine (Barricade).

Why yes, I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express.


Fair enough. But addung a preemergent does not change the effect of the post emergent. I m not even saying that the novice gardener should have known that. But the 3 guys who helped him should have.

I'm like the gardening equivilent of your IT guy, I've been doing this daily for so long I forget what is and isn't common knowledge. How do you think your IT guy would react if he heard someone else's IT guy refer to a CD ROM as a cupholder?
 
2012-07-16 11:38:20 AM

tzzhc4: dypchit: tzzhc4: I had an eldery neighbor almost do the same thing a few years ago. Luckily I caught it, showed her the mistake and offered to go ahead and fertilize her lawn when I did mine since I always have extra leftover.

Please tell me you at least got a blow job out of the deal...

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Uh, either troll or you missed the elderly part or you are really Skwisgaar Skwigelf.



Got the elderly part, never turn one down, especially if they are willing to remove the dentures.
 
2012-07-16 11:44:44 AM

nytmare: He knows he messed up, but is allowing his story to be told so that others don't make the same mistake.


Quiet, Rob. You had your chance.
 
2012-07-16 12:04:10 PM
See where it says Glyphosate?
That's ROUNDUP. A little comparison shopping would have solved the problem. There are other brands on the shelf that are much better at what he wanted to do AND cost less.


Scary thought of the day. I'd have only charged him $500.00 to do the whole 40,000 feet and would have included herbicide, pesticide, fertilizer, nutrient mix and a soil irrigation chemical.

Hilariously sad. And he missed spots too.
 
2012-07-16 12:10:50 PM

shooosh: I'm in AZ and I have a rock yard. I want to know exactly what kills everything. I've sprayed everything that Home-Depot sells and shiat keeps growing.
Can I buy LV4 or 24D (or Paraquat) as a guy off the street? I want to kill weeds and grass right down to the bedrock.


You need to be a defiler and cast a 3rd level arcane spell to kill a 1/2 acre lawn.

/they dont sell 3rd level spells at Home Depot.
//Dark Sun-4-Life
 
2012-07-16 12:18:27 PM

Mr. Right: Oznog: [stopthecap.com image 640x422]

You could fix it.

Came here to suggest that. My MIL lived in a suburban development and got tired of doing the lawn so she had the whole lawn covered with a green "grassy" carpet. The flowerbeds she covered with a brown outdoor carpet through which she punched holes and "planted" plastic flowers. Each fall, she'd take them in, label them, store them in her basement and the next Spring she'd "plant" them in the same spot. Actually, it's rather euphemistic to say she did it. My long-suffering FIL did all of that under her constant supervision. When FIL died and she moved out, we were left to get the house ready to sell which included a dumpster for her landscaping. What we discovered was that there was underground sprinkling under the green carpet. Yes, she is a bit unstable. I believe FIL died out of self-defense.


pix required.
 
2012-07-16 12:21:18 PM
TEST IN AN INCONSPICUOUS AREA FIRST
 
2012-07-16 12:35:42 PM

Iniamyen1: TEST IN AN INCONSPICUOUS AREA FIRST


Pussy.
 
2012-07-16 12:40:51 PM
So much fail. Wonder if the jackass realizes his two kids probably have the chemical weed killer industry to thank for their condition too.

Rich people problems indeed. If you own thousands of square feet of lawn, no tear shed for your screwups.
 
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