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Re: powdery mildew on crepe myrtle

You can get lava sand at Home Depot here. 40# bag is like 8 bucks.

On 10/12/05, Aplfgcnys@aol.com <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote:
> Where would I fing lava sand? I've never seen it around here. DE doesn't
> do anything - I've tried that for various pests with no affect. One person
> tells me to use crushed egg shells, but we don't eat eggs either, or not
> often. I use about a half dozen a month in cooking. I won't use the
> commercial slug bait because of the pets and wildlife. It's been so dry
> this summer that they haven't been as bad as some years. I go out
> early in the morning with a salt shaker and dispose of any that are out
> in the dew that way. I don't mind putting salt in the breezeway - it's
> really a gravel base with stepping stones, anyway, and the salt helps
> keep down some of the weeds that grow in the gravel.
> In a message dated 10/12/2005 1:08:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> gardenqueen@gmail.com writes:
> Or put lava sand around the base of the roses. It's so rough it tears them
> up. Works better than DE.
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