I am planning to use newsprint with mulch as a barrier to decrease weeds in my garden this year. We have both raspberries and strawberries in the garden. We are in the Twin cities. Wondering about approximate date to do this(or what to watch for in the garden). I don't want to prevent the plants from spreading, just slow down or stop the weeds! Thank you!
Hennepin County Minnesota mulching about 2 hours ago
I have two blue spruce that have a growth that seems like a pod covering the tree. The tree appears to be struggling.
Lorain County Ohio about 3 hours ago
Couple wants to know why their red peppers don't turn red.
Winona County Minnesota about 7 hours ago
If I leave my okra seed pods on the plant through the winter outside, will the seeds still be good to plant in the spring? I live in Missouri.
I bought a house in Oct 2014. There are several smaller trees in the yard (I don't know what kind they are). Some of them have small berries on them. I am thinking they may be ornamental trees. This yard has been landscaped and they look intentionally placed. They need to be shaped and pruned. Would a regular tree trimmer be qualified to do this type of trimming or should I seek out a special type of tree trimmer? I want to be sure this is done in a way that is best for the health of the trees. Do you have any recommendations? I live in St Paul near Front Ave and Lexington.
Ramsey County Minnesota about 22 hours ago
Are there a certain number of non-rainy days I should adhere too "before and after" spraying Remedy herbicide on my pastures?
I have some roses that look like rosette disease from pictures on the internet, but we have been spraying crossbow herbicide on the grass around the roses and from what I read that can cause similar symptoms. I was wondering if Rosetta disease is found in or common in Lane county and also if there is a way to tell if the plants are affected by herbicide or rosette disease. I uploaded a picture of one of the roses.
I have 2 Honey crisp trees, i had them for 10 years, each year the apple scab and bug problems make the apples bad, when should i spray these trees and what should i spray them with? Please help, thanks, JS
Carver County Minnesota 1 day ago
I was given about a 15 inch leaf from an aloe vera plant. How do I plant it?
I have an infestation of star of bethlehem in beds planted last fall. Is there a chemical that can be applied to the foliage. I have been told that round-up is not effective. Please advise. Some of the bulbs have invaded newly planted ornamentals. Thank you!
What is the best fertlizer for spruce and white pine trees?
I've attached pictures of the trunk of a tulip poplar that we planted as a fairly large tree two years ago. We want to know how the gaping hole in the bark might affect the tree. I've include a picture of the trunk on the other side, where there is a slit. Please explain how/why these things might be happening to the tree; how dangerous they are to the tree; and if anything can be done to try to save the tree from losing more bark.
This is a yellow magnolia. We have had it for about 4-5 years, and it usually blooms before the Jane magnolias do. This year, it has small buds, but it hasn't bloomed. Please look at the trunk, too, and tell us what you think is going on there. We would like to know if there is anything we can try to potentially save this tree.
hi, PEPCO came through my deer fenced property last summer and removed 4 white pines, about 60 years old, guessing 100 ft tall or taller. One was dead, the others probably on their way (which is why we didn't object!) Now that swath of property is vacant, sunny for the first time and ready for some colorful activity, or at least something which will not be ugly. Currently there is a 3 inch cover of dead leaves leftover from last fall and 4 stumps, very wide yet low. If I till the leaves in and make a nice damp, dark bed in that location, will I be able to scatter a wildflower bag of seeds there and expect success? Is the soil off because of the pine/roots for so long? Is it worth amending to finally have what the picture on the bag resembles :) ? Thanks so much. I love you guys/gals. Alison
Hello - should we still steer clear of impatiens in 2015 due to Impatiens Downy Mildew? I miss it - New Guinea impatiens just isn't the same.
What are the best shade trees to plant in Zone 3 near Ely, MN for the long term future? These would be planted in a yard at our cabin. Thank you.
St. Louis County Minnesota 1 day ago
Hi I have a holly tree that has black mold covering all of the leaves. It sits in the front yard with plenty of sun. We recently bought the house in November, and have not noticed this. We recently had the tree trimmed by a landscaper this spring and this is when I started to notice it. I am not sure how long the mold has been around. My research indicates that I need to identify the pest to determine the best treatment method. The only pest that I have seen multiple times is the chilocorus stigma, otherwise known as the twice-stabbed lady beetle. Attached you will find pictures of the leaves and the beetle. The tree is not completely covered with these beetles, but again is the only insect that I can find. So the questions are: Could this insect be causing the honeydue and black mold? If so what do I do to get rid of the pest? How do I best get this mold off of the leaves after the pest is eliminated? Thank you for your assistance.
I have limited space in back yard. Can I plant both female and male plants together to grow on the same trellis, 15 ft by 5ft? No one here knows about growing hardy kiwi.
Can a case go in front of the ZBA if the applicant is traveling and can't make it, and does not have a representative. He wants to go ahead with it.
Iosco County Michigan 1 day ago
Is there a humane way to get rid of bumble bees: the chubby kind? There seem to be a lot living under a shed close to the house, and they scare my son so much he won't go in the yard.
what type of insect creates holes around the trunk on multiple worles up the tree? Have seen woodpeckers on the tree also
After daffodil and tulip bulbs have bloomed can the remaining stems and leaves be cut flush with the ground thus making room for the planting of summer annuals or should the tops remain until they die back naturally?
Clinton County Michigan 1 day ago
how long does it take weeds to dry up after weedicide application?
I have a prepetural supply of composted horse manure. How many # of N P K elements could I expect /cu. yard of manure applied to sweet corn. Will this supply all necessary nutrients to grow a good crop assuming adequate water and clement weather?
We use pine shavings as the stall bedding. Does the decomposing of the wood shavings depleat the nitrogen in the compost?
Clinton County Michigan 1 day ago
We purchased a river birch (betula nigra 'heritage') at the nursery and want to plant it as soon as possible. The pot has five saplings growing, each about 5+ ft tall or so and a few inches apart from each other. Is it okay to separate into two clumps (perhaps 3 in one clump and 2 in another)? I would often do this with potted plants, but I don't want to damage the tree's roots too drastically before planting. Since birches are often growing together, I wasn't sure if these are all the 'same' plant with multiple trunks. If it's OK to separate these into two clumps, do you have any pointers on how to do it? Thanks!
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