|Simon Robinson 4||21/04/2020 15:21:37|
|56 forum posts|
I have some Evergreen 4-1 lawn weed and feed. It says use 35g per square metre, but doesn’t give any idea how much that is. I don’t want to use the kitchen scales to measure it as it contains weed killer. So approx how much is 35g? How many table spoons? Or what kind of container would 35g fully occupy.
Id thought of measuring 35g of sand but it’s a different density.
Ps My lawn is too small to warrant getting a spreader.
|Brian H||21/04/2020 15:31:06|
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Can you put a plastic bag on the scales and then measure out the Evergreen into that, being very careful of course?
|Paul Rhodes||21/04/2020 15:32:51|
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I would have thought that you take the stated weight of the packet you have and work out how many 35gs are contained therein. Or read how many sq metres your package covers and estimate from there. You would be close enough for government wok ,as the saying goes.
|Martin Connelly||21/04/2020 15:48:52|
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Is it liquid? If so then 35g is 35cc if it is similar density to water. 20mm x 20mm x 90mm is 36cc.
|Speedy Builder5||21/04/2020 15:54:00|
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a letter with 3 sheets of A4 is about 20grm
|Tony Pratt 1||21/04/2020 16:01:22|
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Just weigh it
|pgk pgk||21/04/2020 16:48:30|
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A standard plastic teaspoon is 5ml. Of course it depends on differing density but itls not going to be that critical unless you start marking your lawn out in metres squares.
Just work out the roug area of lawn, total feed required. What proportion of the pack that is and eyeball it.
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Dosage rates for items to be broadcast are often given for a handful, quite literally - so it'll probably be about as much as one can easily take out with one (smallish) hand..
If you put some non-treasured container on the scales and set the tare, you will be able to put a handful in and see..
|Nigel Bennett||21/04/2020 17:34:25|
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Whatever you do, don't spread it in such a cavalier fashion that the top comes off the container and you splatter the entire contents over a very small area. If you do this, the grass dies and it takes a lot of effort to regrow it. Don't ask me how I know this....
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..Nigel, SShh ..You'll be pestered with Spam from American legal practises offering to sue Bayer for you.. I am, daily..
|Martin Kyte||21/04/2020 17:52:35|
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Maybe you should start from the area of grass you want to treat. For example a 14kg bag of weed and feed I just looked at will cover 400 sq metres. If for example you have 250 sq meters you need a little over half a bag. I use the stuff fairly frequently as I have a lot of moss to deal with and it's fairly forgiving so long as you spread fairly evenly.
|not done it yet||21/04/2020 21:10:18|
|4630 forum posts|
Or what kind of container would 35g fully occupy.
No guarantee, but many of these type of things hold a dose in the cap. Especially if it is in liquid form. Weigh the container and pour out some into a separate receptacle, then weigh again?
I think the OP is not thinking this through clearly. Lots of ways to dispense chemicals in one form or another. Several options already mentioned above.
|Nigel Graham 2||21/04/2020 22:37:59|
|632 forum posts|
It's worth considering if you can do this by weighing in one go, the total of Evergreen for the lawn area. This will depend to some extent on how it's applied - as dry granules or a solution in water.
35g is barely an ounce and a quarter, so weighing it accurately is easier if in a larger amount.
You could also find some suitable container you can level-mark indelibly with the correct amount of that chemical, once established, for repeat use.
If you use a lot of garden additives by weight or volume, see if you can buy a low-cost scales and measuring-jug in your local shops that can open. Keep them in the shed or green-house!
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my dad spread it too thick in my folks back garden years ago
agent orange all over the place... my mum was not amused
|Ed Duffner||22/04/2020 10:16:31|
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I use Evergreen and generally take an aerosol cap, fill it about half way and sprinkle that over a 1msq area. Use a larger bowl to pour the stuff into first. It's easier to scoop into as you go.
Ed. I need to get some, the weeds are sprouting fast this year!
|Gerard O'Toole||22/04/2020 13:38:27|
|63 forum posts|
I just measured 35g lawn feed and it 2/3rd filled a 60ml cup - so approx. 40ml container.
I took a photograph but not sure how to attach
|Neil Wyatt||22/04/2020 18:10:12|
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I was going to say that if you used 1 teaspoon = 5g you wouldn't be far out, and the exact amount is far from critical, within broad limits plants will take what they want.
Biggest hazard is a lawn that grows into a jungle... personally I think only masochists fertilise their lawns!
|Grindstone Cowboy||22/04/2020 18:59:05|
|297 forum posts|
As an aside, I successfully made some weedkiller the other day with white vinegar (or non-brewed condiment as it is unappetizingly labelled), a squirt of washing-up liquid and three teaspoons of Epsom salts. This filled a spray bottle, and it seems to work best on dandelion type weeds with fleshy leaves.
|John Paton 1||22/04/2020 20:24:00|
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I seem to recall that vinegar and bicarb of soda kills weeds (and grass) well - at least my dad reckoned it did after I was caught doing a spot of rocket launching from the back lawn.
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Just put some in a ziploc plastic bag sealed up and weigh it.
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