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[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 »

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 »

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Weed killer for lawns???

rating: 5

What is a good weed killer for lawn applications? I've been using a broad leaf killer to get rid of my dandylions, but that obviously doesn't do anything for the other stuff. In particular, I have ... Read more »

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 »

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 »

Homelite 454SP wont start

rating: 5

Hi, i bought a graded petrol mower about 3 years ago and it now wont start. I am a novicewhen it comes to these things so have tried obvious things like petrol, and spark plug but not sure what to do... Read more »

+liquid Moss Killer ??

rating: 5

Do they make a liquid moss killer that you can mix and spray? the stuff in bags is always wet and stuck together and hard to spread. If they make one what is the name of it. I cant find anything any... Read more »

Toro Multicycler 650 series 48cms

rating: 5

Hello all, this is my first post here and i was wondering if anyone has had the use of one of these machines? I bought mine just before last christmas from B&Q when i thought i bought a bargain as it... Read more »

Briggs & Strattin Flywheel removal

rating: 5

First off, I hope that this is an exceptable thread for this group. My father-in-laws lawn tractor (MTD) has a 14.5 HP B&S engine with OHV's. Long story short, exhaust valve broke off and put a hole ... Read more »

How to KILL NUT GRASS

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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 »

aerate then slit seed

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or the other way around? Does it matter. If I slit seed do I really need to aerate also? -- Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to ... Read more »

Older model Qualcast suffolk punch mowers and scarifier cassette

rating: 5

Hi guys i was wondering if anyone knows whether an older model suffolk punch mower (suffolk punch 35) has any attachments you can buy seperate i.e scarifier??? many thanks, Matt -- mattrolls Read more »

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