Are Buttercup Stem And Leaves Also Poisonous?

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My husband says he can't rid the lawn of buttercups so I have stopped my boys having time outside in the run, they do come in each evening in the house but would like to allow them onto the garden.
  • Can anyone advise if all the buttercup is poisonous to them as thee are no flowers now visible
  • If all parts are poisonous, whats the best way to eradicate them?
 

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I have a weed free lawn , I use verdone lawn weed spray late spring ,carefully sprayed with the directional spray on the weed leaves only not on the grass , I do this once a year only , and give the weeds a few days to grow before hand and leave them for a week to kill them properly. Then I use the liquid concentrated once a year diluted as instructions all over , usually in the early summer when the grass is good and the weeds get a good growth . Bear in mind there are rules for grazing animals after using pesticide , I am not sure how long you leave it , or you could go organic and manually weed the lawn , sounds labourious but effective if you get the roots out.
I don't put my guinea pigs out as my lawn is at the front of the house , so I don't really think about the products I use , also I live in the countryside and worried foxes might urinate or cats on the grass , I wouldn't want them Eating that, but a lawn is in progress at the back and I probably would have an organic area for them where I weed by hand , and treat the rest of the lawn as I normally do , maybe that's an idea:D
 

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Yes you should wait a few months between treating with weed killers before animals are introduced to the lawn.
 
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