We have bats, about 70 of them in the eaves of our house and need them to relocate since we are painting the house. What are our options?
Hi, I have a small screen of techny arborvitae that I planted 20 years ago. They've done pretty well but have started to get very sparse with their branches. Instead of being full, there is now a lot of space between each branch and they have lost some of the lower limbs (at about 5 feet). In the addition, they have lost a lot of their inner leaves. Can they be pruned/rejuvinated or should I replant. Thank you!
Ramsey County Minnesota about 4 years ago
My squash plants are thriving, but only have male blossoms. Why? I'm wondering about 2 reasons: 1. cool nights and a wet spring; and 2. - natural manore fertilizer causes a later cycle. What do you think?
I purchased a 4' schefflerea plant in KMart store. The pot bound plant was reported in larger pot with new soil. 3 months later, I noticed new Healthy shoots growing at the top. Within 24 hrs these new healthy bright green shoots turned black and fell off, dead. This has happened twice within 1 month more new shoots begin to grow, but again turn black & die. I do notice the mature leaves are not as green as they should be. (A yellow or see through look to leaves). What is wrong? Should I cut it back 1 foot and repot again?
Virginia Beach Virginia about 4 years ago
We have two healthy Black walnut trees. After one of the late freezes, one of the trees seem to be dying. Is it possible it was the freeze or could it be something else? Thank you!!
Boulder County Colorado trees and shrubs about 4 years ago
The 350.org cross-country Climate March will arrive in Denver on June 16th and is in critical need of a place to accept the humanure from their Eco Commodes. Any composters, orchards, farms out there that can help them out??
Denver County Colorado compost about 4 years ago
We have a very old apple tree in the back yard and it has fire blight affecting at least 25% of the tree. What is the treatment and how effective is it?
Denver County Colorado trees and shrubs about 4 years ago
Is there anything you can do to prevent the black rust spots that consume the blackeyed susans each year? I noticed the black spots are already starting on the tip of the leaves. Thanks!
Ramsey County Minnesota about 4 years ago
I know of two patches of asparagus which are largely untended. I took some off this spring, but on re-visiting I find it has grown high and gone mostly to seed. I would like to take steps to ensure the health of the plants for future years. How can I best preserve these nice plants? Should I cut cut them very low? Trim them? and is there a fertilizer I can apply? What is the timing feature of any steps--wait until fall sometime? I would be grateful for any information you may be able to provide to me. Thank you. Bob Reinardy
Dakota County Minnesota about 4 years ago
We have what we believe to be an ancient American Chestnut tree on our property. As I have been told that these trees are rare I would like to know what I can do to preserve it. The tree gives an abundance of pods each year.
York County Pennsylvania horticulture about 4 years ago
What can I do about Mexican bean beetles in my community garden plot? I have already found damage and a cluster of eggs on a roma bean with only two leaves. I don't want to harm the ladybugs and bees. Is the fungus Beauvaria bassiana available locally? This seems to be my best option out of the web sites I've checked. The fungus spores are supposed to transmit from the first application to subsequent generations. Some sites also mentioned a parasitic wasp, Pedobius faveolatus, which is supposed to be very expensive and more suitable to large agricultural applications such as soybeans. Any suggestions woulld be greatly appreciated.
Our cherry tree seems to be cracking on the base. Is this normal tree expansion or possibly insects? Also the west side of this tree is leafless. May have been caused by hail but I'm not sure.
Jefferson County Colorado trees and shrubs about 4 years ago
I have a snow crab.15/20 yrs old. This year the tree leafed out and had the usual white petals. The the petals are gone and the tree leaves appear welted and not fully developed. No spots. I have heavy soil and very pour drainage. Is our cold winter/wet spring the problem the problem ?
Ramsey County Minnesota about 4 years ago
Does the Extension Service have any information about Khaki Weed (Alternanthera pungens)? I tried searching the website but was not able to find anything. Thank you.
Where do I bring, and how much, soil samples to be tested for my garden? I live in nueces county, out in the annaville area.
i am trying to identify a tree i encountered one one of my nature walks...by leaf...i hope you can help. the leaves are very similar to american or slippery elm, but the top of these leaves are about 25% covered with hollow- soft-fleshy growths that sort of resembles very large rice crispies...on small stems. it is mid-june here in n.e.penna. and these growths are creme/rose in color, some as big as 1/2 in. is it an elm with some type of malady or something else? please help
Where is the best place to put a hummingbird feeder?
I live in Park City and have two chokecherries, growing like shrubs. After a very windy day, a major branch was significantly bent but not broken. The top was pointing 90 degrees from vertical. A medium and small branch also did this. I have tied the large and medium bent ones to the largest branch, which is vertical. Is this the correct thing to do or should I just cut off the bent ones? Is the straight branch I tied them to at risk of damage? I have lived here three years and this hasn't happened before. The chokecherries are probably 14 years old. Thank you.
My tomato plants have begun turning black on the edges and curling also some darkening of the stems how do I determine if it is a bug, bacteria or fungal problem?
the foam maker calls for 20 ozs per 100 gallons. how many ozs per gallon. my tank is 27 gallons
Madison County Illinois about 4 years ago
I have a grass weed called poa annua (annual bluegrass) that is extensive enough on my lawn. Through communications with you, I understand that I will need to apply a pre-emergence herbicide such as bensulide (Betasan)in late summer/early fall as well as winter. Could you please answer each of the following questions in relation to this issue: 1) When you say late summer/early fall, could you please specify more clearly as to the exact date (e.g. 3rd-4th week of September?) 2)When you say winter, could you also specify a specific date (e.g. early January? What if there is snow on the ground? Will it still work? 3) In the meantime, do you suggest that I bag (rather than mulch) the areas that have the poa annua or is it fine to just go ahead and mulch the whole lawn, including the poa annua? 4) Will it take several years of pre-emergence applications to get the poa annua off the lawn? Should I be patient? 4) The lawn has not been fertilized since last September just a few weeks before we moved in (I believe the previous owners used the Spring Touch company). I plan on fertilizing myself. Based on a soil test report (produced by you), the total amount of each nutrient to apply per year is: nitrogen 1.0 lbs/1000 sq feet; phosphate 0.5 lbs/1000 sq feet; potash 0lbs; ratio of 20-10-0. -> * Do I fertilize just one a year such as in September? If not, how many times and when is the best time? * Do I fertilize at the same time that I apply the herbicide for the poa annua? * Is it worth getting companies such as Spring Touch/Scotts to take care of my lawn or can I do just as good or maybe even a better job on my own? Thank you for all the help and guidance you have been offering and I look forward to your responses about each of my questions.
Blue Earth County Minnesota about 4 years ago
What type of grass is in the photos attached? I was told it was pampas grass, but I am starting to question whether it is or not. I bought it relatively small last month and it is currently about 3ft tall. I tried to get the best photos that I could. Thank you.
Kanawha County West Virginia about 4 years ago
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE DETAILS ABOUT THE SAMPLE YOU NEED TO TEST WOOL?
McDonald County Missouri about 4 years ago
Hi, I have several bearded iris in my garden and some of them are rebloomers. This particular one has bloomed and now has 2 pod looking things where the blooms once were, each of them is about 2" tall by 1" wide. Can you tell me what they are? Thanks for your help in this mysterious matter. Jeanette
I have several ash tree (and lots around my area) that look like the branched are dead but have a spurt of growth coming from a branch (not the end). There is good growth at the crown, no visible insects but branches inside the tree & on one particular large tree one half side the branches have no leaves. Branches for the most part are not dried and dead but fexible
Arapahoe County Colorado trees and shrubs about 4 years ago
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