I am having a diseased birch tree removed from my front yard. I need to plant another tree to replace it. What are some recommended medium sized trees for a yard. It will get full sun. I would like something that does well in this part of the world and will be healthy. At least one season of interest would be great. Polly Jeneva
Someone gave me a cutting of rose shaped moss. It did not survive and have been looking for it ever since. It is in the moss family, grows close to the ground, and is shaped in nodes resembling a rose with rose tinted edges. Please help me locate it. Thank you. Rosie
Hill County Texas over 4 years ago
What shrubs are best to plant in clay/lumus soil in an area with all day sun. I plan on mixing humus and miracle grow soil to put the plants in.
We spent a day at the Butchart Gardens in Victoria, B.C. and I bought a packet of 'perennial collection' seeds from them. It says that the pkg may contain Baby's Breath, Lupin, Iceland Poppy, Painted Daily and Shasta Daisy. Living in southeastern MN should I 'plant' these seeds now in the fall or wait until spring?
Freeborn County Minnesota over 4 years ago
I live in NW Washington, DC, 20011. What is the best type of grass seed to use in this area? Right now, there are a lot of bald patches and then more weeds than grass, how should I try to develop a decent lawn? Do I need to remove the top part or the weeds/grass altogher or can I just spread grass seed and water? Thanks
Neem-based products have been used to control some 300 invasive pests, dating back before the seventies. Some neem products have been registered by the EPA in the late eighties. Aerial spraying has shown good results. Why would we let 99% of ash trees die over the same period,
Kindly request assistance in identifying this weed that is growing profusely in one corner of my yard and spreading. It has an herb-like smell. Would like to be rid of it without having to kill and replant this entire section of lawn if at all possible. Thank You and kind regards, Cyn Harker mb: 971 645-6638 - Hillsboro
Is it too late in the season to transplant a hydrangea shrub. It is about 5 years old but is not thriving in current location. It is only about 12-18 inches tall and was a barefoot when I purchased it. I have moved it from partial sun to a sunnier spot three years ago but it is still not thriving.
Hennepin County Minnesota over 4 years ago
How can i neutralize copper sulfate from damaging my shrubs in the garen? My neighbor poured some copper sulfate close by my shrubs
Lapeer County Michigan over 4 years ago
my yard in one large area has many tunnels and I have a hole, 1 1/2 inch in diameter. Please tell me if its something ,mole or a vole and what to do.
Antrim County Michigan over 4 years ago
Have a number of brown spots in front lawn with grass thining. I have been fertilizing every month with turf growth and revive. There is a tree in the middle of the lawn. Sprinkler system is used three times a week
Denver County Colorado lawns and turf over 4 years ago
A purple maple tree (Crimson King?) in front of my house is showing signs of decline, early leaf drop and damage to vertical section of bark of main stem. Tree is ~20 yrs old, about 20' tall. I noticed early leaf drop to one section including crown last fall, and again this September, 2013. Tree is in full sun. Is there anything I can do to revive this tree?
I have a Cleveland pear tree that was just planted in spring only three feet from my house front. Can I trim the branches or top of tree when it starts to interfere with my house. I was told by our landscaper that it would not be a problem and I can shape tree. I was told by my tree service that Cleveland pears should not be trimmed from branches or top. A better choice of tree would be a service berry since they can be shaped and trimmed. What is the answer to these mixed messages?. How far from my home should the Cleveland pear be so that it doesn't interfere with house front?
Wayne County Michigan trees and shrubs over 4 years ago
We need to reseed the grass and we can't determine what kind of the grass it was. I tried to reseed with common for Colorado the Kentucky Blue grass, but it appeared much darker green. Grass that I am looking for is very happy, bright, lighter green and very soft. If it's too much hit and not enough water (what is our backyard) – it's dying completely, leaving just empty soil (even no brown grass). With watering it's grow quickly again. 2/3 of my backyard still with this grass, so I need to find out what the name of the grass to match with what I had before. Please help me! Elena (2 images from left–old grass; 3d pic – Kentucky blue)
Arapahoe County Colorado lawns and turf over 4 years ago
I am looking for classes teaching preserving methods.
Roanoke County Virginia over 4 years ago
This spider was hanging outside my house on its web. I am trying to figure out what type of a spider this is.
We have three medium-sized holly bushes in containers on our patio. We were out of town for most of the month of August, which was particularly dry. We did not schedule regular enough waterings by our housesitter, and the bushes are really suffering. At least 75% of one tree’s leaves are brown, though they are still on the tree. None of the branches are brittle and still look green, but they do all look pretty sad. Since the bushes serve as privacy barriers in our condo, we need to replace them soon if they are indeed dead. How do we know if any of the bushes are so far gone that they should be replaced?
Our Cotoneaster hedges were badly damaged by fire blight this summer. We doubt that we can save them, and are looking for a hardy replacement. Can you you offer any suggestions for a hedge in a shady location?
I have three oleanders which are around five feet tall. I wish to transplant them to another location in my yard. Do you have any fact sheets covering transplanting that I can download? Thank you.
5 years ago I removed a considerable amount of junipers. I left the stumps cut below grade and the roots as soil stabalization (small hill) and had very little success growing anything in that region. I have recently been told two things, please verify and much thanks in advance:
- first, is that the 30 years of needles produced a higher acidity within the soil?
- second, the roots which I left give off a chemical which stunts the growth of anything else in the region and has a 4-5 year period of doing so?
I have seen grass and weeds start to grow in this region with one exception, a 6-8' diameter "no grow zone", not even weeds. I just found that in the center of this circle I had cut a root from a neighboring blue spruce (tree is still thriving). Could this cut root be preventing any growth?
My Leland's R turning brown 4 no reason that I can see
How many institutes worldwide are affiliated with Iowa State University & precisely any college/institute in Pakistan?
Outside United States over 4 years ago
A friend was handed down this house plant from her mother. The plant and it's propagated plants has been in the family for 30 to 40 years. She has indicated that the propagated plants are derived from peanut sized red balls after the blooms have finished. She simply inserts the "balls" into soil then the new plants shoot up. Included in this inquiry find photos of the potted plant. a spent dried bloom and a "bulb". She has posted these photo's on Face Book in an effort to determine what she is growing. Please help with identifing this mystery plant.
I am trying to find a certified arborist who would come out to Stillwater to give me a second opinion on an enormous silver maple that is on my property line. A new neighbor wants the tree taken down and has already gone to the city and police about it. (Yep, neighbors are so nice in Stillwater!) I already contacted the U Forestry Dept, but the person I talked with would not recommend any people. He told me to check out websites, but I have been unable to find any professionals listed on websites except for company advertisements. Could you please help me out? Does the arboretum do services such as tree examinations? Thank you.
Washington County Minnesota arborist over 4 years ago
When does ground freze on a southern side of a house in the Southern Metro? We want to put up something with stakes in it but are worried as to how much tiem we have or how late in the season we can do it so the ground isn't frozen. Thanks so much
Dakota County Minnesota over 4 years ago
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