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Is pine tree dead?
I have a pine tree whose branches have died for the bottom 25 feet, but which is alilve with needles and cones for the remaining 10. Does that prove it's dead, or almost dead? After all, normal...
2 months ago 2
 
Vines growning from within bushes?
I have vines growing up in the middle of my bushes. What to do? They look bad. At least once a year, I rip or cut out parts I can see, but that still leaves the stems and they grown back. Some have...
2 months ago 9
 
find out more about thumper for moles
i would like to hear more about the thumper to scare it also work on worms? I read it will scare them off but batteries run down they will be in surrounding areas and could come back. I have not had a...
6 months ago 1
 
Palm seeds
First yr in this house, 3 large palms dropped 20 million seeds all over the yard! Had trees trimmed...more seeds dropped. What is the best way to get them out of the grass?...a rake & shop vac is...
9 months ago
 
sears push lawn mower question -
I can start lawn mower and begin to cut the grass with a grass catcher. When full the mower is shut off while I empty catcher. When I try to start mower again it won't start .It has to cool down...
1 year ago 4
 
Gas Powered Push Mower ISSUE
Hi, Last year, I bought a new gas powered push mower. A major problem I have with this mower, that I NEVER had with my old mower (gave it away), the grass clippings, especially the very fine parts...
1 year ago 5
 
Pure Diesel Fuel used as Weed Killer by Landscaping Company
Flowerbeds recently sprayed with pure diesel fuel for weeds. Smell permeated my home and made me *extremely * ill within hours, for about 24 hours. Should it have been diluted to a degree, or is it...
1 year ago 1
 
[SM] the healing power of gardens
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: Podcast Download URL: Even for people who...
1 year ago
 
planting something to hid gap in Norway spruce
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 fill the...
1 year ago 10
 
Crabgrass pre-emergent timing model for US
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 in...
1 year ago
 
What kind of pine tree do I have?
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 the...
1 year ago 4
 
What is this dark orange power dust/dirt found under piles of leaves and needles?
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. Fungus among us....or perhaps bacteria Were you near the...
2 years ago 4
 
Lumpy Grass
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...
2 years ago
 
Lawn Seeding up Advice
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 in 1...
2 years ago 1
 
Tree stump
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 make sure anything nearby is marked by Miss Dig and then rent...
2 years ago 4