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By Bryony

United Kingdom Gb

Is lawn 'weed and feed' harmful to wildlife?

I am thinking of using the stuff but am hesitant as normally I use zero chemicals and just use chicken manure on the lawn. I don't want to harm the worms and the birds etc.



Chemical fertilisers arn't great for the environment. I believe they contain phosphates that polute water courses and emit greenhouse gases. A lot of polution is also caused by their manufacture. But I don't think it would directly harm the wildlife in your garden. Of course, if you choose to see your weeds as wildflowers rather than weeds, then that's even better!

21 May, 2010

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