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Fall Yard Treatment

September 18, 2016, 7:34 pm

Greeting fellow garden fans, What's the best type of grass seed and method to get some grass on this section of the yard? I've got a 300 sq ft section of yard that is partially under a pine tree ... Read more »

snapper rear engine mower series 23

September 5, 2016, 8:40 pm

I cannot turn off a series 23 rear engine mower. I have replaced the switch but when I turn the key off the mower continues to run,when you get off the seat the mower stops.any ideas Billy Read more »

Coopers Hawk

July 26, 2016, 7:07 pm

I see these small Coopers hawks flying over here in So Calif quite often, especially this time of the year. This one's not that clear because of the distance. Read more »

Fungus or disease on mountain ash

July 25, 2016, 1:46 pm

What is it? I searched some but couldn't find any photos close up enough to match it. It's on a short stub where I had cut off a small branch a few weeks ago. Read more »

More bugs

July 25, 2016, 1:37 pm

These rascals were on a flower crawling around -- don't know the name of this plant. Only saw them on one stalk. Any ideas what they might be, and how to treat the plants? Close up http://i66.... Read more »

Christmas tree mulch

July 11, 2016, 10:53 pm

One of the local tree lots mulched the left overs and left them for anyone to pick up. I brought home few five-gallon buckets. I didn't see the trees, but most likely fir and cedar from the sme... Read more »

backyard swing project

July 1, 2016, 11:38 pm

I have two big trees in my backyard that happen to be about 5 feet apart. I wanted to rig up about an 8' high swing between these two trees using a 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 horizontal beam (in a vertical po... Read more »

Attempting to break in house

June 30, 2016, 11:46 pm

Little canary looking guy has been trying to fly in a slider window. Keeps at it - flying into and pecking at glass. Others have had problem but did not name the bird. Read more »

Like Preen, but for lawns?

June 19, 2016, 5:34 pm

Is there a commercial product that can be applied to lawns that prevents seeds from germinating, as Preen claims it does for gardens? I'm mainly interested in stopping the maple and ash tree seeds... Read more »

What type of weed is this?

June 18, 2016, 3:43 pm

My lawn, in certain parts, has been overrun with this weed for years. No sooner do I kill it off, and scarify, it's back, and with a vengeance! Can anyone tell me what type of weed it is and how I... Read more »

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Grass tasseling rating: 5

I live in wisconsin and have a lawn which I beleive is bluegrass and rye. The lawn looks good but I lately the grass has started tasseling eventhough the grass is no longer than 2 to 3 inches long.... Read more »

Lawnboy short block rating: 5

For sale: 1 - Lawnboy F-Series short block...Part # 683700 This short block fits push (not self-propelled) Lawnboy lawnmowers. Brand new...never opened. $60.00 if interested. Will ship USPS. Nick nic... Read more »

Is this a bad fence job or am I just too picky? rating: 5

SORRY INCOMPLETE POST - news server acting up. Here is the complete post. I hired someone to put up a wood fence, and I am not too happy about the outcome. In the contract I specified how far the ... Read more »

Yucca plant How to cut shoots off & transplant them rating: 5

I live in Arizona, we have a few yucca plants, that had some shoots on them.. I would like to know how you remove those shoots to transplant them.. Do you cut them off or just break them off by hand?... Read more »

Experience with Cockadoodle DOO Organic Weed Control? rating: 5

Has anyone had any experience with Cockadoodle DOO Organic Weed Control. Cockadoodle DOO Organic Weed Control We live in Masachusetts and are c... Read more »

Preparation advice for turfing on clay ground rating: 5

Hi all I'm after some advice on the best way to prepare heavy clay soil fo turfing. The back garden is approx 36ft wide (level in this direction), and 30f long - sloping downhill away from the house ... Read more »

Craftsman lawn tractor....kohler engine..hooked battery backwards!! rating: 5

I put a new battery in my craftsman LT4000 with a kohler 14hp CV14S engine. I put it in backwards (reverse polarity). I'm over the stupid mistake now, but the mower isn't! It won't start. The spark l... Read more »

Globe caragana - 1/2 of plant dead foliage? rating: 5

I have a globe caragana that has 1/2 of it's foliage has died off: (here's a picture): 1) Should I trim of the dead foliage (wood and all) o... Read more »

Replacement Carburetor W1-390 rating: 5

I have a Cement Mixer with a Wisconsin Robin 11 HP EY40 W1-390 Engine with a Mikuni Carb. The Carburetor has taken a crap. I think it may be beyond repair? The seals and gaskets have dried out and th... Read more »

5 Ways to Fix a Kink in a Hose rating: 5

1. The best fix by far is to throw it out and get a new one. Then you can always fold back the outlet end and tie it closed, drill 1/16-inch holes along the length and use it for watering some... Read more » is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.