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And the cat? Leah states that she thinks it's feral. Get a trap, trap it. Take it to the shelter. Then Roundup at will. Check on rec.gardens for weed, grass control. A nice group over there. Perry

Indeed. I agree with that. Feral cats just reproduce like rabbits. Not something you want occurring in your neighborhood.

I need to check out rec.gardens. I love gardening. So it sounds like a group I would get some good info from.
Gwen
Not necessarily. If you have a propane torch, use it for the dandelions. I believe they sell them specifically for the purpose of weed killing.

...and they are most satisfying. The goal is not to reduce the weed to a smouldering pile of ash. Instead, all you need to do is boil the juices around the base of the weed. I find the flamethrower approach most useful on weeds between paving stones and in sidewalks. The collateral damage in a lawn can be bad if you don't have spot aim.
I don't think I'd use a torch on a lawn in any drought-stricken area, anyhow. Things can go all pear-shaped in a hurry.

Oh: and Lee Valley Tools sells a propane torch-on-a-wand just for the purpose.

Kate
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I need to check out rec.gardens. I love gardening. So it sounds like a group I would get some good info from.

Another nice place is gardenweb.com. They have lots of helpful fora on all kinds of gardening and home topics. Want to meet a bunch of people who are just crazy about their front-loading washer? They're there. :-)

Kate
and Storm the FCR
What about getting a small, electric string trimmer?

The last time I priced trimmers, they went on the "later when I have more money" list. :}

I've seen them in thrift shops and at garage sales, or maybe you have a neighbor who would loan one to you now and then?
They work fast and well.
Then there's the alternative of grass shears, manually powered.

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The last time I priced trimmers, they went on the "later when I have more money" list. :}

I've seen them in thrift shops and at garage sales, or maybe you have a neighbor who would loan one to you now and then? They work fast and well. Then there's the alternative of grass shears, manually powered. FurPaw

One of mine is great, "Toro" I think. Very light
weight and only cost $39.99. I wouldn't consider
that too much.
My mom has a friend that has replaced her's every
year and hasn't paid for a replacement in 6 years. Each time they quit before the warranty is up.
Thus she gets a brand new one for free.
And yes garage sales, pawn shops, etc would
be a place to find one for really cheap.
Gwen
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I need to check out rec.gardens. I love gardening. So it sounds like a group I would get some good info from.

Another nice place is gardenweb.com. They have lots of helpful fora on all kinds of gardening and home topics. Want to meet a bunch of people who are just crazy about their front-loading washer? They're there. :-)

Thanks Kate. I will check it out.
Gwen
And the cat? Leah states that she thinks it's feral. Get a trap, trap it. Take it to the shelter.

No, I think it's not feral. It's not afraid of humans and looks to be in good shape.
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That's what weedeaters are for.

They're expensive. I have a priority list right now that mandates that if I spend money on something, it must have an income-producing application. (Like dog seminars).
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One of mine is great, "Toro" I think. Very light weight and only cost $39.99. I wouldn't consider that too much.

Right now, that could make the difference between whether I can afford gas to get to work next week.
And yes garage sales, pawn shops, etc would be a place to find one for really cheap.

Hmm... there is a nearby pawn shop that carries a lot of that kind of equipment. That's an idea.
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