He mistakenly used grass killer instead of weed killer!
A once green fingered Minnesota man is ruing not reading the labels on the weed killer he bought after it killed all the grass on his 40,000 square foot lawn.
Turning the previously lush green grass to dead, arid scrubland, Lake Elmo resident Rob Olson only wanted to get rid of the weeds from his two and a half acre lawn.
Instead, Olson says three employees at Dege Garden Centre consulted with him about which weed product to buy and fatefully he purchased five bottles of the multi-purpose killer at $35 a pop.
The weed killer in fact contained a pre-emergent grass killer too which not only destroyed the grass but will prevent it from being resseeded or sodded for up to six months.
Having applied the product to his garden, Olson observed the grass begin to fade and called up the garden centre to demand to know what had happened.
Upon realizing his mistake, Olson became furious with Ferti-lome, the makers of the dual grass and weed killer, which Olson claims is not clearly marked.
In an email a spokesman for Ferti-lome said that instructions are 'related directly to the product' and are contained in a booklet which is attached to the back of the bottle.
And because the grass will now turn to mud, Olson can not throw the annual fundraiser he organises for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for which he raised $20,000 last year.
With two boys suffering from the condition, Olson tried to relocate the bash later this month, but could not find a suitable replacement in time.
'I think the packaging should say right on it, this will kill your lawn,' said Olson.
Source: Daily Mail