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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Thursday, February 7, 2013

tattoo fire ants yard care

no i dont have a tattoo or plan to have one
this is in response to my recent blog
people wanted to me to show a picture of my tattoo
others asked me not to get a tattoo

only in my aricept dreams would i get a tattoo or
if i was in a drunken state or drug induced state
would i get one
neither of those activities i would do

maybe my wife she when i get more advanced in
my alzheimers could get me a tattoo
if she did or if i did it would look like this

maybe a wash off one would be better and less painful

fire ants
im always being asked how to get rid of fireants
this is what i do and it works well for me
its organic non toxic and cheap
i prefer not to use the baits or poisons thats sold at the
grocery stores or big box stores

i use instant grits
yes grits like you eat for breakfast especially in the south
although we never ate grits when we were growing up

i sprinkle uncooked grits on the mound and surrounding it
the theory is they feed them to the queen and she swells up
and dies
the fire ants seem to disappear from the area
sometimes i have to treat it 2 or 3 times
im able to keep them out of my garden
which they love to invade

then another treatment i heard of this week from someone
at habitat
he was talking to a lady at a lake park
she said you know how to control fire ants
no how

get some old red man chewing tobacco and sprinkle around
the mound
the worker ants take it down to the queen
she chews it
then when she has had enough she climbs to the top
onto the surface and spits
then you can step on her
works every time she said

yard care
i have weeds in my yard and my yard doesnt look good
i hear this all the time

those weeds were seeded in the fall
that was the time to treat them
bad news is there are spring seeds in your yard now
the only way to remove the weeds is to manually dig them
or just fertilize and mow your yard and let the grass out
compete the weeds

remember weed and feed and that bad stuff like that is not
good for the environment and doesnt really work here

the answer

apply corn gluten on your yard in october
this will stop the germination of the fall seeds
and you wont see the spring weeds growing
unless they are perennials which do not grow from seeds each year

apply it again now in february to inhibit the spring seeds
then manually dig what weeds grow

remember if you plan to plant any grass seeds dont use
corn gluten as the seed wont germinate

in the fall and spring-october and march/april-apply a 1/2 inch
of compost to your yard and water it in
then after youve mowed your yard twice in the spring
apply a organic fertilizer like
the ladybug 8-2-4 fertilizer
8-2-4 All Purpose Fertilizer.
medinas growing green fertilizer

dont use the commercial non organic fertilizer as they are a
source of pollution for our water systems

this is good as you can do for a yard

here is a link to the natuarl gardeners organic yard guide

or do like i did and landscape away all of your grass and
you dont have to deal with any of this

the organicgreen doctor

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