Lawn Question Re Moss Killer With: "Potassium Soaps Of Fatty Acid"

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by Bob, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Hello,

    Lawn is in reasonable shape, but areas of Moss. Live in New England.

    Bought a container of a liquid Moss killer (goes on hose end)that has as
    it's (only) active ingredient something called:
    Potassium Soaps Of Fatty Acid".

    Question: Is it safe if some of the spray gets on healthy grass ?

    And would also like to ask:

    Soil, via a ph test, showed that it is quite acidic.
    If I put down the limestone granules, is this also safe on healthy grass ?

    Any caveats to it's use, etc. ?

    Thanks,
    B.
     
    Bob, Apr 23, 2010
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  2. Bob

    Frank Guest

    Re: Lawn Question Re Moss Killer With: "Potassium Soaps Of FattyAcid"

    On Apr 23, 12:20 pm, Bob <> wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > Lawn is in reasonable shape, but areas of Moss.  Live in New England.
    >
    > Bought a container of a liquid Moss killer (goes on hose end)that has as
    > it's (only) active ingredient something called:
    > Potassium Soaps Of Fatty Acid".
    >
    > Question:  Is it safe if some of the spray gets on healthy grass ?
    >
    > And would also like to ask:
    >
    > Soil, via a ph test, showed that it is quite acidic.
    > If I put down the limestone granules, is this also safe on healthy grass ?
    >
    > Any caveats to it's use, etc. ?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > B.


    Don't know what the stuff does to moss but I suspect it is just an
    expensive way to reduce acidity.
    I use limestone myself.
     
    Frank, Apr 23, 2010
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  3. Bob

    Bob F Guest

    Bob wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > Lawn is in reasonable shape, but areas of Moss. Live in New England.
    >
    > Bought a container of a liquid Moss killer (goes on hose end)that has
    > as it's (only) active ingredient something called:
    > Potassium Soaps Of Fatty Acid".
    >
    > Question: Is it safe if some of the spray gets on healthy grass ?
    >
    > And would also like to ask:
    >
    > Soil, via a ph test, showed that it is quite acidic.
    > If I put down the limestone granules, is this also safe on healthy
    > grass ?
    > Any caveats to it's use, etc. ?
    >


    What does the package say about grass or other plants? Is the stuff sold for use
    on lawns, or is it for roofs, walks, etc? There's no way from what you told us
    that we can know what you bought.

    Limestone is fine on grass.
     
    Bob F, Apr 23, 2010
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  4. Bob

    ransley Guest

    Re: Lawn Question Re Moss Killer With: "Potassium Soaps Of FattyAcid"

    On Apr 23, 11:20 am, Bob <> wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > Lawn is in reasonable shape, but areas of Moss.  Live in New England.
    >
    > Bought a container of a liquid Moss killer (goes on hose end)that has as
    > it's (only) active ingredient something called:
    > Potassium Soaps Of Fatty Acid".
    >
    > Question:  Is it safe if some of the spray gets on healthy grass ?
    >
    > And would also like to ask:
    >
    > Soil, via a ph test, showed that it is quite acidic.
    > If I put down the limestone granules, is this also safe on healthy grass ?
    >
    > Any caveats to it's use, etc. ?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > B.


    Doesnt moss grow in dense shade, is that what you have. Maybe you
    should be working with what the area supports and plant accordingly
    and it wont be grass.
     
    ransley, Apr 23, 2010
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  5. Bob

    Frank Guest

    Re: Lawn Question Re Moss Killer With: "Potassium Soaps Of FattyAcid"

    On 4/23/2010 9:17 PM, IGot2P wrote:
    > On 4/23/2010 11:20 AM, Bob wrote:
    >> Hello,
    >>
    >> Lawn is in reasonable shape, but areas of Moss. Live in New England.
    >>
    >> Bought a container of a liquid Moss killer (goes on hose end)that has as
    >> it's (only) active ingredient something called:
    >> Potassium Soaps Of Fatty Acid".
    >>
    >> Question: Is it safe if some of the spray gets on healthy grass ?
    >>
    >> And would also like to ask:
    >>
    >> Soil, via a ph test, showed that it is quite acidic.
    >> If I put down the limestone granules, is this also safe on healthy
    >> grass ?
    >>
    >> Any caveats to it's use, etc. ?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> B.

    >
    > More than you ever wanted to know at http://tinyurl.com/29vuwow
    >
    > Don
    >

    That's what I figured. Limestone is a natural green product too. I'd
    use it instead.
     
    Frank, Apr 24, 2010
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  6. Bob

    Tony Guest

    Re: Lawn Question Re Moss Killer With: "Potassium Soaps Of FattyAcid"

    Bob wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > Lawn is in reasonable shape, but areas of Moss. Live in New England.
    >
    > Bought a container of a liquid Moss killer (goes on hose end)that has as
    > it's (only) active ingredient something called:
    > Potassium Soaps Of Fatty Acid".
    >
    > Question: Is it safe if some of the spray gets on healthy grass ?
    >
    > And would also like to ask:
    >
    > Soil, via a ph test, showed that it is quite acidic.
    > If I put down the limestone granules, is this also safe on healthy grass ?
    >
    > Any caveats to it's use, etc. ?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > B.


    Hell, if it's green and doesn't need to be cut every week, I'll keep it
    not kill it!
     
    Tony, Apr 24, 2010
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  7. Bob

    Han Guest

    Tony <> wrote in
    news::

    > Bob wrote:
    >> Hello,
    >>
    >> Lawn is in reasonable shape, but areas of Moss. Live in New England.
    >>
    >> Bought a container of a liquid Moss killer (goes on hose end)that has
    >> as it's (only) active ingredient something called:
    >> Potassium Soaps Of Fatty Acid".
    >>
    >> Question: Is it safe if some of the spray gets on healthy grass ?
    >>
    >> And would also like to ask:
    >>
    >> Soil, via a ph test, showed that it is quite acidic.
    >> If I put down the limestone granules, is this also safe on healthy
    >> grass ?
    >>
    >> Any caveats to it's use, etc. ?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> B.

    >
    > Hell, if it's green and doesn't need to be cut every week, I'll keep
    > it not kill it!


    Potassium Soaps Of Fatty Acid.
    This is the original "soap". You make it by boiling fat with potash.
    The fat hydrolyzes, yielding fatty acids in their potassium salt form.
    It's used in cleaning oneself, clothes, dishes, ec. The more modern
    detergents mimick its properties, and sometimes improve them.

    NOTE: Fatty acids, especially the saturated C18 stearic acid, are the
    preferred fuel for mitochondria, the cells' powerplants. The heart is
    especially fond of them as fuel. Moreover, candles are made of stearic
    acid. So, for emergencies while camping, carry candles, the real ones.
    If necessary you can light them, or eat them.


    --
    Best regards
    Han
    email address is invalid
     
    Han, Apr 24, 2010
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