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Pure Diesel Fuel used as Weed Killer by Landscaping Company


July 31, 2019, 11:35 pm

Flowerbeds recently sprayed with pure diesel fuel for weeds. Smell permeated my home and made me *extremely * ill within hours, for about 24 hours. Should it have been diluted to a degree, or is it ... Read more »

[SM] the healing power of gardens


April 20, 2019, 9:54 pm

From the «moreso if it's pot» department: Title: Oliver Sacks: The Healing Power of Gardens Author: OLIVER SACKS Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:44:52 -0400 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/18/o... Read more »

planting something to hid gap in Norway spruce


April 8, 2019, 8:11 pm

A new neighbor had accidentally removed a shrub of mine near my large Norway spruce. Since bottom branches of spruce are broken off in that area a large gap appears. Wonder what to plant to fil... Read more »

Crabgrass pre-emergent timing model for US


March 26, 2019, 1:24 pm

It's about that time of year to put down crabgrass control if you need to do it. I've seen this discussed here once in a while, but not in a long time. Here's a timing model that uses temperatures... Read more »

COLOGUARD


March 21, 2019, 2:43 pm

If Miss Recktum hada used it, perhaps her ass-a-hole wouldn't bet sewn up today. Think about it... Read more »

What kind of pine tree do I have?


February 11, 2019, 6:32 am

Before Christmas, Walmart was closing out some live pine trees, with decorations included. I bought one and it's been growing well in the house. It needs a bigger pot, the roots are coming out of t... Read more »

What is this dark orange power dust/dirt found under piles of leaves and ne...


November 24, 2018, 1:28 am

http://i.imgur.com/GKiMRAL.jpg from a blurry iPhone 4S. There was a small overnight rain storm a few days ago too in a So(uthern) CA(lifornia). This was in a rural backyard. -- The little ant ... Read more »

Lumpy Grass


August 11, 2018, 10:22 pm

Greetings! Two years ago I laid down Celebration Bermuda in my lawn. It is healthy and green for the most part but it grows very unevenly. It looks very lumpy . I mow twice a week to keep the faster ... Read more »

Lawn Seeding up Advice


July 28, 2018, 10:04 am

Hi, New to the forum and looking for some assistance with lawn care. I have a front and back lawn that I need to treat roughly twice a year for weeds and to fertilize. I generally use evergreen 4 ... Read more »

Tree stump


July 16, 2018, 12:42 pm

How can I flatten a palm tree stump to ground level? We cut it with a chain saw but the stump protrudes above the ground by 6 to 8 inches 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 »

Pure Diesel Fuel used as Weed Killer by Landscaping Company

rating: 5

Flowerbeds recently sprayed with pure diesel fuel for weeds. Smell permeated my home and made me *extremely * ill within hours, for about 24 hours. Should it have been diluted to a degree, or is it ... Read more »

How to keep English Ivy alive

rating: 5

My son built a new house 2 years ago. The front yard was too steep to mow, so he spent almost $100,000 having English Ivy planted in the yard. Spring of last year. The ivy did fair through the summ... Read more »

the mystery of the fouled plug

rating: 5

I was out on the job site beyond the city limit sign running the Stihl BR400 backpack blower and having a good time pushing this giant huge row of leaves across the customer's yard when I decided ... Read more »

McCulloch 285 BCS Eager Beaver string trimmer diagram?

rating: 5

Does anybody have an exploded diagram of this God-forsaken piece of crap? I'd like to open this sucker up without breaking it to get at the clutch, I'm very certain that the clutch is the problem b... Read more »

MTD PRO mower w/ Honda engine

rating: 5

I saw an self propelled MTD Pro lawn mower at Sam's club that has a 6.5 OHC/OVC engine. Does anyone have any info on this item? I went to the MTD web site and saw nothing regarding this item. Read more »

Being overrun by chipmunks....

rating: 5

They are all over our house and yard. I'd appreciate any specifics on how to prevent, control or otherwise get rid of them! Thanks in advance! /fred.r Read more »

control of crabgrass,goose grass in vinca

rating: 5

Is there a crabgrass/goose grass pre-emergent safe to use in vinca (myrtle)? Thanks Read more »

watering lawn with sump water---save fertilizer?

rating: 5

My sump pumps discharge onto the lawn outside the house. I notice the grass there is very lush and green. I have a feeling that the lush growth is due not just to the grass getting more water. I t... Read more »

can i lay turf topsoil on sharp sand

rating: 5

I wonder if someone could give me some advice please? I bought a hom recently and it had the whole front garden slabbed which i promptly du up. I laid a nice new path and i want to lay turf at either... Read more »

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