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Palm seeds


March 2, 2020, 7:30 pm

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 whe... Read more »

sears push lawn mower question -


September 5, 2019, 8:31 pm

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 befo... Read more »

Gas Powered Push Mower ISSUE


August 30, 2019, 12:32 pm

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... Read more »

Pure Diesel Fuel used as Weed Killer by Landscaping Company


July 31, 2019, 11:35 pm

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 ... Read more »

[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 »

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 »

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Old Ariens Snowblower w/5HP Tecumseh Engine

rating: 5

Hello friends, I'm looking for some help with some minor troubleshooting on this old beast. I believe that the issue is with the recoil starter not engaging with the crankshaft. I've already removed ... Read more »

Pure Diesel Fuel used as Weed Killer by Landscaping Company

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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 ... Read more »

Cigar ashes in garden

rating: 5

I know fireplace ashes are good to use in the garden, but how about cigar ashes? Read more »

Need help about my rider mower

rating: 5

I have a 10-year old rider mower with a 18HP Briggs engine. The way it behaves mystifies me, and I wonder if anyone can suggest what is going on. First of all. the original battery refused to start ... Read more »

Crabgrass pre-emergent timing model for US

rating: 5

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 »

honda 1211 workshop manual

rating: 5

Hi,I've just joined the forum. Does anyone know where to buy a workshop manual in the UK or find instructions on the web to repair (replace belts) my 1211 Honda ride on mower? Thanks. Django. -- dj... Read more »

Oak tree and fruit trees

rating: 5

Hello again, i have an issue with little, lime green caterpillars that descend upon my fruit tree sapplings from some mature oaks every season, any idea what they are and how is best to prevent this ... Read more »

How to KILL NUT GRASS

rating: 5

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 »

Suffolk Punch 35s setup

rating: 5

Hello all. I have recently cleaned and redone the carburettor on my Suffolk Punch 35s. I have put it all together and it starts fine, but cannot get it to idle properly. I know there is an idle scre... Read more »

Planting grass in yard with big trees...

rating: 5

I run the aerator, through out the seed and fertilizer and try to grow grass in my yard but it really grows sparsely. Is there really a kind of grass that thrives in a yard with lots of big trees and... Read more »

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