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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. 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 »

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I made the best brush cutter rating: 5

Hi people, Just thought I would pass this on. I have a lot of gnarly shrub-size weeds here called Russian Thistle or more commonly known as Tumbleweeds. Some up to 3' high with stems up to 1/2 diam. ... Read more »

"Power Seeding" Question? rating: 5

Hello All; I live in New England and quite frankly my lawn looks like hell!. I have five grandchildred ages 8 and down to play a lot but I also have a lot of shade. The problem is bare spots and c... 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 »

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 »

Centipede versus St. Augustine rating: 5

Current lawn in coastal NC is established centipede but don't care for it's appearance. We had a lawn of St. Augustine in the past and really liked the way it looked and the lack of maintenance that... Read more »

Mountfield BBC Clutch Removal rating: 5

I've damaged the Blade Clutch on my Mountfoeld M3, MPR 10009 (200 model). I'm a fairly good amateur mechanic, but I CANNOT get the B****** thin off! Does anybody know the trick please?? The part in q... Read more »

Crab Grass. rating: 5

Some background: So I bought this house two summers ago. When I moved in it had been empty for over 6 months. The lawn was a mess. There were weeds growing that were taller than my 7 year old son. M... Read more »

Squirrels on the roof.... rating: 5

These rascals are waking me up at 5am every day running across the roof. Today's project is to trim all the limbs away from the house. Then the only other ways they can get up there are climbi... Read more »

Henbit and vinegar rating: 5

Five-percent white distilled vinegar from the grocery store will kill henbit, a cool-season annual weed. But I think the vinegar needs to work in conjuction with some other factor to be effective a... Read more »

Ball Moss rating: 5

I see quite a bit of Ball Moss on some of the Oak trees in our development. It looks like it is killing some of the trees. Is there any way to control/kill Ball Moss? Any help appreciated. ... 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.