I just leased half and acre of farm land, it is overgrown with grass and weeds. I would like to do organic farming growing flowers next spring. When do I till (now or after it starts to rain?), would it be good to do a fall fertilizer application (would manure be a good option?) and should I plant a cover crop and if so what do you suggest? thanks, Erica
How do I identify weeds, especially when short before they produce seeds?
Olmsted County Minnesota over 4 years ago
What is making my rose bush so lifeless? Knockout rose, 5 years First noticed around June Symptoms worsened with summer Full sun Soil problems - Clay, but roses seem to grow better than anything else No pesticide or fertilizer Rose is scentless and flowering August 17
Hi. I have a weed that is taking over my yard. It is small and wiry and low-growing. I believe it might be perennial. I saw it for the first time last year, and now it makes up the majority of what is growing where grass should have been. It has leaves in groups of tree. The leaves are narrow and smaller than 1/2". In some sunnier areas it has a tiny purple flower. My initial guess was spurge, but I'm not sure if that's correct. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have a nice detail shot of the leaves, if you need more photos. Thanks!
I have a small shed in my back yard which has a number of wasp nests inside. The previous owner did nothing with them and I don't know how to get rid of them. The shed needs to be cleaned out but I'm reluctant to even go in the shed until the wasps go away when it cools off. When will it be safe to go in the shed and remove these nests? Can I do this myself or should I talk with an exterminator? Can I prevent them from coming back next year? Many thanks, Dennis
Larimer County Colorado urban integrated pest management over 4 years ago
A young Japanese maple in the front yard was apparently eaten by something (the new growth is pretty much gone). How can I prevent this, and what did it?
We have a nest of yellow jackets that have entered under the shingles and are nesting in drywall in our house. How can we get this nest out of our house and minimize making the hornets angry?
Fayette County Kentucky over 4 years ago
Saw this slug?? wearing a fur coat?? Or, what is it...
Hennepin County Minnesota over 4 years ago
I am replacing Abelia on the north side of the house. Is a fall planting the best time of the year to plant Abelia in Midland? Are soil amendments recommended? If so, what are the best amendments to add? I initially planted in April but they did not survive the intense heat reflecting off of the light colored brick.
Midland County Texas horticulture over 4 years ago