Aylyn wrote:Leafmold wrote:The use of cat and dog poo in compost is questionable. The trouble is that various bugs and other nasties can be transmitted into the compost from pets, that then don't die in the compost because it doesn't heat up sufficiently.
Yes, I have heard that before, but in general, if you have animals in the house, you are already exposed to whatever bugs and worms are around. The main concern for pregnant women is toxoplasmosis, which is transmitted not only by the litter. Therefore, any woman living with a cat is generally exposed if the cat is infected. As for worms: My cats are wormed regularly, so I know they are okay, and I have no problem with using their litter in my garden. If that is a worry - there are so many cats in the neighbourhood that use the gardn as a litter box anyway, so all veggies must be thoroughly cleaned.
Just be careful in general...
RedSky wrote:everything sounds good above. if it is just a few or rather for localized spots, a strong vinegar solution caN HELP. We have mucky clay soil here and pulling weeds is nearly impossible except in the garden beds. in the beds a small hoe can help cut them off under ground but those tend to return. some folks her use a propane torch, conditions permitting. I have resorted to digging patches out but I don't relish that task.
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