Getting rid of bamboo

I recently purchased a small lot in the town of Garibaldi. In the back yard there is a large clump (approx. 40 feet long x 8 feet wide) of bamboo. It has been growing there for many years. I want to do my best to get rid of it. How's the best way to start, and how do I keep it in check for years to come? Is it actually ever possible to get rid of it entirely?


Tillamook County Oregon bamboo control about 4 hours ago

Woodpeckers making holes in weeping willow trees

I live in a town home, and association-members are wanting to take down a tree where there are 6-8 holes (about 4 inches in diameter) which have been caused by a woodpecker/ we assume. 1. How do we determine if the tree can survive, in spite of the holes/? 2. Is there something we can do to deter further holes in the tree? 3/ Can we plug up the holes? 4/ Please give us advise/recommendations--suggestions. Thank you. Lois Anderson


Ramsey County Minnesota woodpecker damage about 8 hours ago

Thuja wilting, yellowing, and dying?

The Thuja were only planted last fall so this was their first winter. It has been rainy and I suspect that they are waterlogged and drowning. If that is true, can we save them by digging them up and letting them dry out and then planting them again once the soil is better drained? I took photos of about 5 of them and there are probably 12 to 14 in total.


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Hartford County Connecticut trees and shrubs about 9 hours ago

golf course greens big problems

I am on the board of our local golf course. The course does not have the financial means to hire a trained greens keeper. Our greens are getting worse and worse by the year with large dead spots increasing in size. We fertilize regularly, punch 2 to 3 times per year and use a dethatching knife several times per year. I would like to take some samples of the dead areas and have them analyzed., Can you direct me to someone who can help me with this please?


Josephine County Oregon lawns and turf about 10 hours ago

Ground cover

We live North of Waverly on 2 1/2 acres on the edge of a farm field. The house was constructed in 2017, the ground around the house is bare and we would like ground cover but don't want a traditional lawn. There is a medium height grass that is growing on the property further from the house, but I don't know what it is. I would like to seed something so we don't have bare dirt (mud) around the house but am not sure what is recommended.
We would prefer something xeric and low maintenance. Any ideas?


Larimer County Colorado about 11 hours ago

pruning marionberries

We did not prune our Marion berries last season and now need to do so. Is it too late? We live in Olympia, WA. If I can still prune them, how do I do that?


Thurston County Washington berries about 12 hours ago

Where to buy?

Working on starting a bee colony, but would like to increase the native Maryland plants on my property. Could you recommend where one could purchase some of the plants listed on the Extension site?


Baltimore Maryland native plants native plant nurseries about 12 hours ago

Rearing Predator Mites

Hi there, Through some google searches I have found the article: Rearing predator mites for orchards and glasshouses, Cushing, N. W.alon, M., Extension bulletin E Cooperative Extension Service Michigan State University: 86 (1872). I have not been able to find the full text though. I would like to try and raise Mesoseiulus longipes myself as they are very expensive to purchase online for spider mite control in a greenhouse. Do you know where I might find the full text of this article or other information on how to raise predator mites? Thank you!


Michigan mesoseiulus longipes spider mite control about 13 hours ago

White clover as a lawn

Hello, I was wondering about using white clover to patch our weedy back lawn. We already have some clover, and I saw in your "weeds" section that it was at one time part of turf grass seed mixtures. Our so-called lawn is really mostly weeds, and we only care about having a green swath running through our many flower beds. Is it practical to plant more clover in the hope that it will choke out the other weeds, provide flowers for the bees, and look nice? If so, please advice the best source for seeds that are not treated so as to be harmful to the bees and other pollinators.


Montgomery County Maryland lawns and turf groundcovers plant selection about 14 hours ago

Garden Roses - leaf skeletonization, tiny worms

For the last several years my climbing and bush roses have been infested with very tiny larvae/worms that almost completely skeletonize all the leaves. Natural methods haven't worked and I'd like advice on what kind of pesticide to use and how to apply it. I want to be proactive this year! Thank you, Anne B., Williamston Township


Ingham County Michigan worms about 15 hours ago

Prevalence of insects/diseases in Austrian and Scotch Pines in Detroit area

Hello, do you have any information on the prevalence of insect activity such as pine weevil, bark beetle, Zimmerman pine borer, pine gall and minor disease activity of diplodia tip blight and needle cast in Austrian and or Scotch pines in the metro Detroit area? Thank you for this service, Kane Wilson


Wayne County Michigan bark beetle pine weevil pine gall about 16 hours ago


I have a terrible problem with purslane growing between the pavers on my driveway. Roundup doesn't work, detergent and salt mixed don't work and I cant mulch it or cover it with black plastic because it is a paved driveway. Help!


Outside United States weed control about 17 hours ago

Crabgrass pre-emergent

Hi... short and sweet.... when we controlled crabgrass at the golf course, we used products named Betasan and Betamec.... but now I need to find a dedicated spray product that I can buy at the local Menards/Fleet Farm type of store..... Do you have any recommendations as to what I should be looking for? I don't like apply granular because they tend to be more expensive than a tank mixed liquid and since I am retired, I have time to do this on my lawn.... Any suggestions as to a chemical I should be looking for including a name brand if you can (are allowed) to recommend a product would be helpful...... Thanks.... I love this service!!! Dennis


Ramsey County Minnesota pre-emergent crab grass control about 17 hours ago

Just bought an apricot from home Depot

It's spring and I went to home Depot and they had apricot tree's and I wanted to get my father one for his birthday , but while I was looking the tree's over I noticed sap leaking from all of the trees that were there, is this normal or should I take the tree back and inform the store they have a shipment of sick trees?
Ps , now there was another home Depot I was looking at the same trees and I don't think I saw any sap coming from them.


Washington County Utah apricot trees 1 day ago

Pruning table grapes

I noticed that after I cut my grapes back there was aLot of dripping water from the ends! What should I do. Do I need to worry?


Lane County Oregon grapes horticulture 1 day ago


How do I go about signing my daughter up for this club


Monroe County Michigan 4-h 1 day ago

Birch trees damaged by snow storm

We have several birch trees that were pretty severely damaged by the snow a few weeks ago. Several are bent over our neighbors fence and need to be trimmed back. Unfortunately, with our last week of warmer weather (spring really came in like a lion) they are starting to bud. What kind of trimming can we safely do?


Lane County Oregon trees and shrubs 1 day ago

Atlas cedar eroding at base

this Atlas cedar was planted in 1988 when it about 6ft . some years ago the cavity at the base of the tree started forming, otherwise the tree seems healthy . should I be concerned about thus cavity and if so what treatment do you recommend?


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Baltimore County Maryland bark damage trees heartwood decay structural integrity 1 day ago

Invasive Species

After reading my tree book written 10 years ago, I decided that a couple of Thornless honey locust would be great for a large backyard lawn of about .5 acres. Now I just read online that is an invasive species. Is it? How bad would that be for a yard that is in a developing urban area?


Benton County Oregon 1 day ago


In Delta County, does anybody offer free mulch to residents?


Delta County Colorado 1 day ago

Lawn Repair

Zoysia lawn is being overtaken by shady areas with zoysia dying. Would appreciate recommendation for a grass seed to plant this spring in those shady areas. Desire a grass that can be cut at a height fairly low (as the zoysia) so would not have to change the mower height. Greatly desirous of your recommendation!


Prince George's County Maryland lawns and turf plant selection 1 day ago

Budding emerald ash

After the bomb cyclone we noticed a considerable amount of debris falling from our ash trees. Prior to this we did not notice budding of these trees and hard to believe we have this amount of debris left over from the fall. My questions are: Does this appear as though the ash trees had an early bloom? And if so, what impact will that freeze and loss of the blooms have on these trees. Is there anything you would recommend that we do on a preventative basis at this point. Also do you know if the emerald ash bore as any closer to the Denver area? We are actually in Greenwood Village . Do you recommend the ash bore treatment at this time for our area.


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Arapahoe County Colorado 1 day ago

Will an arborvitae grow over the stump of another arborvitae?

I have two 12 foot high arborvitaes, each of which is growing in a brick planter. I want to replace them with two others that will grow no taller than 6 feet or 8 feet high. Although I can saw the existing arborvitaes down with a chain saw, I am not sure that I will be able to completely remove the stumps. I have uncovered the top of the root ball of one of the arborvitaes and it measures 17 inches in diameter. Since the Arborvitaes are in planters, the roots have grown down instead of out and will be very deep. Moreover, the branch roots that grow out of the root ball measure about 2 inches in diameter. I think that I will be able to uncover each of the top branches and cut them with a chain saw and then saw through the top of the root ball or chop through the top of the root ball with a hatchet. This will remove the top of the ball but the rest will remain in the ground. I estimate that I could cover the remaining portion with 6 inches - 8 inches of dirt. If I plant another lower growing arborvitae on the same spot, the bottom part of its root ball probably will almost touch the remaining stump. However, arborvitae is a very slow growing plant and the stump should decay as the new arborvitae grows. If I do this, will the new arborvitae grow or must the stump be completely removed?


Charles County Maryland stump removal planter tree arborvitae 1 day ago

grass seed germination temperture

What should the ground temperature be to sow grass seed


Sussex County Delaware grass lawn care soil temperature grass seed lawn 1 day ago

aspen tree

I have a few aspen trees. Some are secreting a liquid like substance where the branches connect to the stem of the tree, what's us?


Jefferson County Colorado 1 day ago

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