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How long do I need to stay off the lawn after applying weed killer?

Read the label of the product you are using. The label will state a re-entry interval. Without the label we don't know what is in the specific spray you are using, so we can't give a proper answer.
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Is it safe to eat veggies grown in soil that has soured?

Yes, your peppers will be safe to eat. the only chance of contamination is if soil from your planter splashes onto the fruit, but they can be washed, and soured soil isn't much higher in human ...
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Can you eat lettuce that your dog pees on

Urine from healthy dogs (and humans) is sterile on leaving the body. It can, however, encourage the growth of existing bacteria: so these you would have been exposed to anyway. Faeces are not sterile ...
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How long do I need to stay off the lawn after applying weed killer?

The MSDS lists three active ingredients, and another product, Bonide BK-32 has the same formulation (active ingredients and proportions). Bonide BK-32's instruction booklet includes the following ...
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Drinking Water Safe hose reel - what to look for?

It's a miracle so many of us survived childhood. I drank from hoses all the time, and I've lived to tell the story. Even so, it's not a safe practice. As you know, there are several "drinking ...
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What is the best way to channel an electricity cable under the lawn?

Depending where you are, you often have a minimum burial depth, which in my area depends on how you protect the cable. Pouring concrete around/over it reduces the depth it needs to be buried to. As ...
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Is Plant Still Safe to Eat If Mysterious Mushroom Grew in the Same Planter?

It's Parasola plicatilis, previously known as Coprinus, common name pleated inkcap. These are delicate mushrooms with a short lifespan of 24-72 hours - nothing much to worry about, they are saprobic, ...
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Concerns with breathing in fine particles from soil

It is not harmful to get some 'dust' in your lungs, sporadically. Your lungs will remove it via mucus, like you have noticed. It becomes dangerous, when it becomes chronic instead of sporadic. So ...
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How can I safely keep snakes away from the compost in a community garden?

I don't think there's anything that can be added to the heap to deter snakes, and whether the snake that's been seen is harmless or not, others which are possibly harmful may be attracted too, for the ...
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Huge Ammonia in compost danger?

Composting is an aerobic process. In a sealed container you will get anaerobic decomposition, which usually produces a horrible-smelling slimy mess, not what is normally described as "compost&...
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Recycling potting mix with perlite: Would I get garden soil with perlite dust?

I don't think you have to worry about the perlite. It is very close to whatever is already in the soil, you are adding small amounts relative to what is already there, and the dust isn't harmful. ...
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Can the bacteria in compost bin be dangerous for kids?

There are bacteria in compost heaps; but bacteria are everywhere, including within and on our bodies. In fact, bacteria in a human being outnumber human cells by 10 to 1, but we need the bacteria to ...
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Concerns with breathing in fine particles from soil

If working with organic soil mixes that include compost you need to work outside preferably with any wind blowing the contents away from you. If working inside you need to wear an approved ...
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Is this poison sumac?

That absolutely is not sumac or poison ivy. It's got a dogwood looking leaf on it. Look above this plant and see what type tree is growing over it. It's possibly some type tree seedling.
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Is Plant Still Safe to Eat If Mysterious Mushroom Grew in the Same Planter?

Could be a Mycena, Amanita, maybe others, I'm not an expert so I'd need to have a closer examination and a spore deposit to give you a real ID on the mushrooms. The mycelium is in the mix digesting ...
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Are my hoses safe?

when I first turn it on in order to water my plants and such, the water seems fizzy or foamy for about twenty seconds each time (well, once a day or so). Nothing to get excited about. Dissolved gases ...
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How to safely use Baby Bio house plant insecticide spray?

This is white fly. Instead of spraying I'd use a dip. NEEM is pretty much similar to your Baby Bio? Use a paper plate slit once from edge to center, place on the top of this pot. Mix NEEM as ...
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Is it safe to place Emerald Green Arborvitae next to house?

I have read so much BS about trees damaging foundations that it's not funny. Almost all of this garbage is put out by people with a vested interest in you spending your money on their unnecessary ...
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Reliable test to verify that the home made compost/manure is safe to use for plants?

I worked at a greenhouse place where their test was to sow lettuce seed. If it germinated the medium was good. I was told lettuce seed is extremely sensitive to contaminants. This will not test for ...
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Reliable test to verify that the home made compost/manure is safe to use for plants?

It depends whether you are growing plants for human consumption. If you are worried about human parasites present in manure (E. coli, etc.), then there are recommendations available for the proper ...
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Reliable test to verify that the home made compost/manure is safe to use for plants?

There are three other ways through which you can check Firstly, by visual inspection, you may determine that the compost is crumbly and dark, and it should smell earthy. It might not have completely ...
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Is it safe to use vegetables which have experienced several frosts?

In addition to finding this question when looking into this, I came across an article from the University of Illinois Extension, which had some relevant information: Probably the concern over eating ...
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Is it safe to handle soil with our bare hands?

Harvest mites attack in the late summer in the UK. I learned this while trying to grade land. the garden was all soil and stone, and I ended up with welts on my legs and arms, they where super itchy ...
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How long do I need to stay off the lawn after applying weed killer?

I would say to be off the lawn for at least 3-4 weeks. The more water that is put on the the better in the sense of getting ride of the stuff. Because it will go into the ground more. But at the same ...
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How can I safely keep snakes away from the compost in a community garden?

You might consider a compost pit when the soil/groundwater permits. Dig a 1/2 meter pit and entrance stairs for removing compost. Cover the stairs with boards to prevent access by wildlife. Cover ...
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Is it ok to cut tree branches with a jigsaw?

I wouldn't do this for two reasons: Safety: the jigsaw is going to want to jump around and green wood is like a spring. The blade on a jigsaw is designed for seasoned wood. Blades for green wood ...
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Is Plant Still Safe to Eat If Mysterious Mushroom Grew in the Same Planter?

Your mushrooms are Leucocoprinus cepaestipes, one of a few Leucocoprinus species known as "flower pot mushrooms" because they are very common in potted plants and greenhouses, even if no soil was used ...
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Are my hoses safe?

The drink water is not always 100% water with some mineral/salts. It is just safe to drink. Having seen some aqueduct, I can say that there are some lichens, mosses and seaweeds. These are 100% safe, ...
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Help identify this plant please

I’m going out on a limb here, but the compound leaves with the significantly larger one at the tip plus the overall appearance of plant and flowers tell me that you have a pink jasmine (look at the ...
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LED grow lights in living space cause eye damage?

Neither lamp will use 200-400 watts, this is just the equivalent amount of light each will give off compared to an incandescent light of those watts. Will it hurt or damage your eyes to look at a ...
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