We recently sent in a water sample with the extension office water kit and got the results back as no e-coli, but +1 bacteria. What kind of filter device do we need to ensure water safety? Is a sediment filter what we are looking for or a water softner?
Pottawattamie County IA over 4 years ago
Can this plant be identified? It is about 7' tall, Thanks! Janice O.
Hennepin County MN over 4 years ago
This plant showed up in my front yard last year. I don't water it.
This year the plant has grown to 4' in diameter and has produced these purple flowers that only bloom at dusk. The little bit of research I did indicated that the plant is nightshade. I have not found any berries on the plant. If it is nightshade, do I need to take precautions to remove it?
Arapahoe County CO over 4 years ago
My red bud has sticky, white 1/4" patches in groupings along the stems/trunks. Is this an infestation +/or egg deposits...how do I remove/treat this condition? Also, suggestions please for non-toxic poison ivy eradication? Thanks
My yews got badly burned this past winter. What should I do. once I get your email I will send you a picture. Thanks.
Hennepin County MN yew over 4 years ago
How can I preserve "stuffed" banana peppers. I will be using sauerkraut as the stuffing. Thanks
St. Clair County MI over 4 years ago
Would it be possible to control dallisgrass in a lawn with the claviceps paspeli fungus?
Given Colorado's ongoing water issues, is there an efficient, cost-effective way to transition from a Kentucky blue grass lawn to a native grass lawn (like buffalo or blue grama)?
I had a soil test done that indicated high levels of phosphorus. The recommended fertilizer ratio was 15-0-20. At 2.5lbs of nitrogen/1000 sqft. I had checked the box that it was an existing lawn, however my backyard is being totally renovated. Would it be a different fertilizer recommendation for a new lawn? Everywhere that I have read says to use a lawn starter fertilizer which contains high levels of phosphorus. Should I still use starter fertilizer even though the soil test says I have plenty of it?
MN over 4 years ago
My zucchini plants have put on many blossoms, but most just fall off & no fruit has resulted so far -- a couple of co-workers have indicated they have the same problem. Any ideas?
Creeping Charlie has taken over 1/2 of our small backyard [I didn't know what it was in the Spring so didn't attack it then :( ] What is the best approach for me to take at this stage of things? Is there anything I can overseed with that'll effectively compete with it next year (and my hand removing what I see appearing in the Spring)?
What kind of beetle is this and how do I get rid of them? Lots of them in my house, especially in the bathrooms.
Ramsey County MN over 4 years ago
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 MN 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 CO 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 KY over 4 years ago
Saw this slug?? wearing a fur coat?? Or, what is it...
Hennepin County MN 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 TX horticulture over 4 years ago
Hello, I need to get in touch with a spokesperson of the CAMP (codling moth area-wide management)program, in order to request technical information. Please advise, thank you. Andrés
OUTSIDEUS codling moth over 4 years ago
What is the best time to move (dig up and transplant) a Copper Rose bush, is it better to move in the Fall (late September) or in early Spring (early March)?
Also, I want to move the following: a Broadmoor Juniper and a Potentilla. Is the move time the same for those also?
Are Amur maples considered invasive in western Colorado?
My mother in law has a salsa recipe that is wonderful...but I don't think its an actual "canning" recipe. Is there any way I can have it tested and approved for canning. I actually did make and can it once (and, amazingly, we didn't die)but I know a little more now about the canning process now and will only make it, process it and keep the jars in the freezer, which really is a pain in the butt. I'd love to be able to use this as a standard canning recipe. Thanks!
Nowata County OK home food preservation over 4 years ago
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