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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 »

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. http://i67.tinypic.com/28tvqjt.jpg... 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. http://i64.tinypic.com/23l0hi0.jp... 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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Broken Toro height adjustment spring/lever rating: 5

I have a Toro super recycler self propelled mower and the right rear lever/spring that adjusts the height is broken. I took off the wheel & drive gear down to the silver grease fitting/bearing. I ne... 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 »

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 »

Squirrels on the roof.... rating: 5

These rascals are waking me up at 5am every day running across the roof. Today's project is to trim all the limbs away from the house. Then the only other ways they can get up there are climbi... Read more »

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