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turing tomato plants


March 8, 2017, 12:35 am

This is the first time I have tried growing tomatoes from seeds. They are growing fine. Maybe too early for some, but I am going to put them in large pots and near a garage window as soon as th... Read more »

Lawn tractor thoughts, should i stop it.


December 1, 2016, 1:08 pm

HI all, First post here so hope its in the right place and the right content. Basically i have a snapper elt140h33abv ride on lawn tractor (14HP front engine) that is in good condition, but i am thi... Read more »

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. http://i67.tinypic.com/28tvqjt.jpg... 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. http://i64.tinypic.com/23l0hi0.jp... 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. http://i67.tinypic.com/... Read more »

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Problem Cranking Power Washer..Tough Cord rating: 5

I have a 6 horsepower (2350 psi) Craftsman power washer with a Briggs & Stratten engine. Its about 6 years old and has about 12 hours of use on it. Last year I had to dissassemble the carb in order ... Read more »

Cutworms Destroying Lawn. Help!!! rating: 5

Cutworms have taken over and destroyed a good percentage of my lawn. I tried putting down Scott's Summer Guard about 3-4 weeks ago but it does not seem to be working. My questions are: 1. What s... Read more »

What eats the leaves of castor bean plants? rating: 5

What eats the leaves of castor bean plants? Seems to only happen at night. No bugs seen on the leaves during the day. I thought these plants were toxic. Earwigs maybe? 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 http://www.purebarnyard.com/cockadoodledoo/products.asp We live in Masachusetts and are c... Read more »

Dual- vs Single-String Trippers rating: 5

My experience is that the double string trimmers just use up twice the = string and don't do any better job with average yard trimming. I used a single-string B&D Grass Hog for 15 years until the mo... Read more »

Palm Tree sprouts in lawn rating: 5

Hello All, My next door neighbor has 3 tall palm trees which, during flowering season, drop a large amount of seeds on my lawn. These tend to sprout in my grass. Is there some chemical that will kill... Read more »

Can You Apply Lawn Fertilizer and Grub Control At The Same Time?? rating: 5

Not sure if this question has been asked here already, but just wondering if you can apply lawn fertilizer and a separate grub control product at the same time. A few days ago, we just applied the Sc... Read more »

anyone converted a rear-bagger to side discharge? rating: 5

Has anyone had success converting a rear bagger mower to a side discharge? I have a craftsman mulching rear-bagger without any side discharge option, but am considering buying the spring/door/chute t... Read more »

Strawberry-like weed in lawn rating: 5

Would anyone know what kind of weed the photos below show? It's some kind of trefoil weed, I think, because the leaves come in sets of 3. And sometimes this weed produces a red thing that looks like... 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 »

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