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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 »


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 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 »

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 »

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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 »

honda harmony valve adjustment and tuneup? Procedure/valve clearance?

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I've got a 5 hp honda harmony mower (OHV) that had sticking valves. Need to reset the valve clearance, and figure I should pull and clean the carb as well... Can someone point me to the valve adjustm... Read more »

Lawn Tractor oil leak

rating: 5

I have a JD LX172 which developed an oil leak somewhere under the engine. It seemed to start after an oil/filter change. I have checked for the obvious places. Is there a seal on the underside of th... Read more »

Lumpy Grass

rating: 5

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 »

Homelite 454SP wont start

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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 ??

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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 »

Time for pre-emergent? NYC

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I'm always too late for pre-emergent so this year I'm trying harder. New York City, mostly concerned with dandelions, crabgrass, and clover. Since I let my cats into the yard, I'd like to put somethi... Read more »

torpedo grass weed

rating: 5

anyone know how to get rid of this? I've got torpedo grass in the island garden. I thought about covering the island up with old newspapers & plastic mulch. but then I read that TG just goes throug... Read more »


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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 »

Older model Qualcast suffolk punch mowers and scarifier cassette

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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 » 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.