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Uses for cottage cheese


November 26, 2017, 1:31 am

I have cottage cheese to use up by the 27th. Should have checked the date when I bought it I guess. I found a couple of food network recipes that use it. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula... Read more »

Which rodent made this new mound in a So. CA area?


November 24, 2017, 6:45 pm

http://imgur.com/a/KNFno Was this big new mound made by a gopher, mole, etc. outside a rural So(uthern) CA(lifornia) home? It appears yesterday's morning and got bigger this morning. :( Thank y... Read more »

raising weeping willow in pot?


October 27, 2017, 4:21 pm

I have a weeping willow on the way that I purchased online. I may or may not plant it and prefer, if possible, to keep in a pot for a least a year. Is it possible to do this, and what process s... Read more »

Mc Culloch lawn mower belt replacement


October 24, 2017, 2:01 pm

Hi I am trying to replace the drive belt on a Mc Culloch 46 cdma petrol mover I have removed the blade and belt cover also two metal belt guide But I cannot see how fix the new drive belt Any... Read more »

Left it too late!


October 3, 2017, 8:14 am

Hi I have a lawn that is not in great condition and think I've run out of time to make progress this autumn. The lawn is a mixture of grasses as some is old, some not so old and some new - probably... Read more »

AL-KO 1100 garden shredder problem


September 2, 2017, 4:16 pm

My 30yr old shredder has never before given trouble. Now it starts well but after 7-10 seconds cuts out. I have had the capacitor tested - OK. What might be the problem Read more »

Qualcast Suffolk Punch 35DL


August 13, 2017, 3:34 pm

Afternoon to all, Just wondering if we have any mechanically minded folk here? I have an issue with my Qualcast Suffolk Punch 35DL. I cannot get the drive clutch to work correctly (Not to be confuse... Read more »

best time to re lay lawn


July 19, 2017, 7:49 pm

im looking to re turf the garden myself this year, when would be the best time to do so? -- stan81 Read more »

What is this stuff in my yard?


July 14, 2017, 6:29 pm

I have some things on my yard that I am not sure what it is. I have gone to two garden shops and got two mutually exclusive responses. After rains the last couple of weeks, I have a cottony co... Read more »

Patching bare spots in the yard for Dummies


July 14, 2017, 2:19 am

This is for all the over dummies like me out there.... I searched all over about how to do this, and got tons of long, involved procedures, with strict quantities, testing soil, etc etc etc. Is i... Read more »

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Lawn Tractor oil leak

rating: 5

I have a JD LX172 which developed an oil leak somewhere under the engine. It seemed to start after an oil/filter change. I have checked for the obvious places. Is there a seal on the underside of th... Read more »

Can you also use an over-seeder to fertilize?

rating: 5

I'm renting a Bluebird S22 Seeder. Can I use it to not only seed (over-seed), but also to fertilize? Read more »

Strange Growth in Mulch

rating: 5

Okay, if anyone can answer this one, I will really be impressed with this group! We have these salmon-colored tubes that grow out of the mulch around our shrubs. The look like Alaskan crab legs to m... Read more »

Dead grass redux

rating: 5

Having read the dead grass thread, I'm afraid I'm in for bad news. Writing from SE Michigan, zone 6. The front lawn has a maple tree - red maple, I think - at least in the fall the leaves turn red.... Read more »

Using starter fluid

rating: 5

I've got an old leaf blower with a fair amount of use on it. It always started easily until recently, but now will not start without a squirt of starter fluid. Without the fluid, no amount of pulli... Read more »

riding lawnmower blade question

rating: 5

I have a Craftsman 23hp 48 deck ,(3 blade), garden tractor and I removed the mower blades for sharpening. I didn't think to notice how they were oriented to each other before I removed them and I won... Read more »

Is my Christmas tree bad?

rating: 5

Hi, I just picked up a Christmas tree from Home depot--a Balsam Fir to be exact. I was just wondering how to tell if the tree is fresh? We did notice a decent amount of needles that fell to the floor... Read more »

Tall Fescue Lawn Question

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I read at various places to not put tall fescue seed in a kentucky bluegrass lawn. My question is this: I think I have a lawn filled with K31 tall fescue. Is ok to reseed it with a newer variety o... Read more »

Battery Charger Part ---> A-0705L <--- Circuit Breaker ---> beside...

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Battery Charger Part ---> A-0705L Read more »

crabgrass preventer & seeding

rating: 5

I live in SE Virginia and have a mild coastal climate. I didn't seed my lawn until early Nov last year. Although it has been pretty warm & wet this winter, it was too late for the lawn to really ... Read more »

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