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2010 Skate the Planet Skateboarding Blog Article

April 2010 Skateboard Blog Post

4/22/10
Earth Day Weed Killer Tip Earth Day logo I'm not really into the whole Earth Day thing - even though it's nearly as old as I am. However, having watched all the "end of the world" programing on History Channel, it seems a good idea to be a little bit green from time to time.

Every Spring the TV ads for weed killer infect the airwaves. I don't give a crap about my lawn as long as it's mowed. And I sure as hell don't wanter it's expanse with a vat of weed killer. What's in that shit that it only targets" weeds and not grass? Who knows, but it doesn't seem like a good idea to have all those chemicals seep into my well. I have a lot of neighbors who obsess over their lawn. Fucking ridiculous. Go skate - fuckthe lawn!

My pet peeve is when grass and shit grows in the cracks on my stone patio. I don't mind mowing the lawn, but mowing the patio is just plain sad. Not being wild about chemical weed killers - or their excessive cost - I wanted to find an green and economical way to send a "fuck off" alert to the weeds growing on the patio.

Earth Day skateboard "Green" Weed Killer Tip
The answer is Distilled White Vinegar. You can get a half gallon jug for $2 and weeds (and most plant life) don't like it at all. I mix a 50/50 solution of White Vinegar and water and pour it into a spray bottle. I squirt it into the cracks and also douse whatever growth I find. I do this once a day for 2 days and the lush green crap turns yellow in 1 or 2 days and is way dead a few days later. It doesn't have the permanence of chemical weed killer, but it lasts for weeks, it's cheap and doesn't contain chemicals.

Since I'm trying to kill anything that grows in the cracks of my patio, I don't mind killing everything. Don't do this on your lawn or near plants as it will kill everything.

So, this is my contribution to Earth Day. Now go skate before the Earth implodes!
save the planet Earth Day skateboard

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