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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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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 »

Cutworms Destroying Lawn. Help!!! rating: 5

Cutworms have taken over and destroyed a good percentage of my lawn. I tried putting down Scott's Summer Guard about 3-4 weeks ago but it does not seem to be working. My questions are: 1. What s... Read more »

What eats the leaves of castor bean plants? rating: 5

What eats the leaves of castor bean plants? Seems to only happen at night. No bugs seen on the leaves during the day. I thought these plants were toxic. Earwigs maybe? Read more »

Experience with Cockadoodle DOO Organic Weed Control? rating: 5

Has anyone had any experience with Cockadoodle DOO Organic Weed Control. Cockadoodle DOO Organic Weed Control We live in Masachusetts and are c... Read more »

Dual- vs Single-String Trippers rating: 5

My experience is that the double string trimmers just use up twice the = string and don't do any better job with average yard trimming. I used a single-string B&D Grass Hog for 15 years until the mo... 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 »

Can You Apply Lawn Fertilizer and Grub Control At The Same Time?? rating: 5

Not sure if this question has been asked here already, but just wondering if you can apply lawn fertilizer and a separate grub control product at the same time. A few days ago, we just applied the Sc... Read more »

anyone converted a rear-bagger to side discharge? rating: 5

Has anyone had success converting a rear bagger mower to a side discharge? I have a craftsman mulching rear-bagger without any side discharge option, but am considering buying the spring/door/chute t... Read more »

Strawberry-like weed in lawn rating: 5

Would anyone know what kind of weed the photos below show? It's some kind of trefoil weed, I think, because the leaves come in sets of 3. And sometimes this weed produces a red thing that looks like... Read more »

Preparation advice for turfing on clay ground rating: 5

Hi all I'm after some advice on the best way to prepare heavy clay soil fo turfing. The back garden is approx 36ft wide (level in this direction), and 30f long - sloping downhill away from the house ... 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.