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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 »

Have i ruined my Lawn with all in one?


July 11, 2017, 7:53 am

I have just applied Westland Aftercut all in one to my lawn (spread evenly!) because there was moss (almost like mini cactus's on close inspection), mushrooms and weeds etc growing on it. Now it does... Read more »

Lawn Advice


July 10, 2017, 9:03 pm

Hi all, Recently moved into a house in a nice little village outside Basingstoke. One of the reasons we bought the house was because it has a nice big garden. The house was built in the 50's, and ac... Read more »

Lawn laid in December, new build


June 23, 2017, 1:53 pm

Hello, I am after a little advise. I have a new build and the lawn has been laid prior to move in. As we all probably know. The lawn had been laid on top of rocky top soil. Some are the size of my... Read more »

new weed bothering us


May 29, 2017, 10:29 pm

Weed invading banks in back of house. This one crowding out vinca minor. About yard long, budding, stickers around leaves. Pulls easily with long thin root. Put through Google images and it s... Read more »

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 »

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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 »

Flowtron leaf eater shredder? rating: 5

http://www.gardeners.com/Shopping/sell.asp?ProdGroupID=12979&DeptPGID=&lstCategory=&image=32%2D933%5Fa%2Ejpg&flash= Anybody tried this or any other kind? Get about a billion leaves every fall and I h... Read more »

Will decomposed granite hold up to heavy wheeled garbage cans? rating: 5

I would like to put in a path over to the side of our house where we keep t he garbage cans. I like the look of decomposed granite, but I'm afraid that the weight of the cans (sometimes as much as... Read more »

ISO: Hose reel with brass fittings rating: 5

Folks: I'm looking for a good quality hose reel with brass fittings. I've had 3 or 4 of the plastic reels (purchased at home depot, sears, & menards) and they all end up breaking after a year or so. ... Read more »

how deep to sink arbor posts rating: 5

i want to put up a 3 post triangular arbor and sling a hammock between the outer posts. i'm looking for a 2 person hammock, so the posts should be able to support up to about 350 pounds. how deep sho... Read more »

Report on Snapper Rear Engine Riding Mower Series 23 rating: 5

Bottom Line: I am very, very disappointed in my mower and will never consider another Snapper product. Executive Summary: Failed me twice in the first two years of light use - I mean failed as in h... Read more »

True Temper wheel barrow rating: 5

Bought one the other day unassembled. There is a cross brace that goes between the 2 legs that isn't shaped correctly - and the wheel wobbles cause the axle is too small in diameter. I checked the... Read more »

Kohler 25 hp Courage engine locks up! rating: 5

What would cause my Craftsman 48 in riding mower engine to lock up after about 400 hrs running time and 4 years old? Feels like the main bearing on the crank are locked up on the top bearing... 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 »

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 »

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