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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 »

Watering and cutting advice


July 11, 2018, 11:16 am

I have a garden that runs east-west and the house creates shade. from around 0930-1200 it goes from full shade to fully covered in sun. then for the next 5 hours stays like that and then the sun go... Read more »

Germinating Grass


June 29, 2018, 5:07 pm

I know I left it a bit late but have patched my lawn with grass seed/peat. It's quite sunny but it we only get direct sunlight for around 6 hours a day (if that) so my question is how often should I... Read more »

Lawn sprinklers


June 21, 2018, 5:56 pm

Hi New to this forum. Can anyone tell me how many sprinkles I could run of one hose that is connected to my house mains pressure. Was looking at pulsating sprinklers. Thanks Andy. -- Senna Read more »

What is this grass?


June 8, 2018, 3:45 pm

Hi. I laid a new lawn last year and it looked great. This year however the front half seems to be thin and I some very course grass growing in it. What is this grass it seems to grow thick stems o... Read more »

Preperation of new lawn


May 29, 2018, 2:53 pm

My previous lawn was in bad shape with too many weeds and poor drainage. Decided to redo the lawn and have managed to get it back to a position of soil. After some heavy rain today, i have noticed ... Read more »

Robomow RC304 constantly falls of edge of lawn


May 8, 2018, 2:18 pm

I have a RC304 and am very pleased with it except for one problem. My lawn is not a rectangle but has a lot of curved edges. The mower seems to have great difficulty in following the perimeter wire b... Read more »

OT: Mintsim low cost cell service on Tmobile network


April 18, 2018, 1:50 pm

If anyone is looking for excellent low cost phone service, I recommend Mintsim, which is a MVNO on the Tmobile network. How well it might work for you of course depends on the Tmobile coverage in ... Read more »

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The best rated discussions

Removing dirt from around tree base

rating: 5

I have two large trees in my backyard. One is an oak and the other is an ash. Currently the trees are surrounded by double stacked landscape timbers. Behind the timbers, up to the trunks, dirt is p... Read more »

Globe caragana - 1/2 of plant dead foliage?

rating: 5

I have a globe caragana that has 1/2 of it's foliage has died off: (here's a picture): http://eteamz.active.com/amtrakfastball/images/globe.jpg. 1) Should I trim of the dead foliage (wood and all) o... Read more »

JD 14sb walkbehind drive belt replacement

rating: 5

I am replacing the drive belt on a JD 14sb mower. I don't have any service info on removing the blade clutch. There's a fairly heavy return spring in there similar to automotive drum brake size. I... Read more »

Why do mowers have primer bulbs?

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I may be in the market for a new lawn mower. But, I have notice that evey mower (except for Hondas) have this bulb that has to press at lease 3 times before starting the engine. Why? And why not Hond... Read more »

Copper Sulfate To Kill Roots In A Drain?

rating: 5

I removed a few soup cans full of small roots from my main drain with a power auger (snake). I have no way of knowing how far in the line these were growing but I suspect it was the toward the end.... Read more »

Where can I buy this broad spectrum fungicide (Abound, Amistar, Bankit, He...

rating: 5

I'm wondering if there is a home-owner or over-the-counter source for a fungicide with the active ingredient azoxystrobin. Azoxystrobin is a broad spectrum preventive and curative systemic fungicide.... Read more »

Does anyone know of an easy way to pick up acorns?

rating: 5

We purchased a house last summer and realized in the fall that we had a huge amount of acorns. Does anyone know how to pick up acorns easily. Raking took forever last year. Any advice would be app... Read more »

Gaps in new lawn.

rating: 5

I recently had a new lawn laid but unfortunately some of the rolls of turf have shrunk and left gaps in the lawn. Is there anything is could do to either make them expand or is there anything I cou... Read more »

How to KILL NUT GRASS

rating: 5

I have round uped it, Co Oped it, using 2 things the man sez it will take it right out. Bull Snot it got it 50% of the grass/stems but no full kill. How about spraying it with Diesel? Fill me it an... Read more »

Insects or Fungus killing plant leaves ???

rating: 5

I have several hedges that are losing leaves, including azaleas, pitassporum (spelling), boxwoods, and holly. Some of these plants have had a lot of leaves completely fall off, while other areas show... Read more »

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