On a hillside neabove my pool, I had planted three Oregon Blue Trees. For an unknown reason, two tress have died, but the third appears to be thriving. My landscaper has no idea what is happening. When the first one died, we replaced it in the same spot, and the replacement died within a year. I was hoping to get some help before I replant another species there. Is such help available?
Do you know where we get our rabbit's ear tattooed?
Lorain County Ohio over 4 years ago
I am establishing an area for a hops yard. It is sandy soil with a moss like overgrowth. I am planning on cultivating the hops in rows. Do I need to give attention to the soil conditions outside of the rows in which the hops will be growing? The moss cover and lack of weeds seems to be something to try and maintain outside the cultivated rows.
Muskegon County Michigan over 4 years ago
Our holly tree is at least 25 years old and maybe 20-30 feet tall. We live about 300 yards from the ocean. Many of the leaves now have white and some have black splotches. But many of the leaves are fine. This happened sometime over the winter, maybe related to Hurricane Sandy - although nothing else was damaged. No pesticide, no fertilizer, the tree has just taken care of itself over all these years. It is windy, but it always has been. The soil is sandy, but it always has been. Because we are so close to the ocean I guess there is some salt in the air, but it always has been. Picture attached. Thanks for your help.
( FYI..I live on Cape Cod) Is it possible to use 'Tanglefoot' on the branches of Rhodys (under the lower ones with boring evidence)?? I'm trying to think of a alternative to chemicals. Thankyou for your help!! Heather
Barnstable County Massachusetts horticulture over 4 years ago
I have had carpenter ants for several years. Tonight I saw many flying ants and one that was over an inch long. I can capture some to make sure that they are carpenter ants, if needed. What are your suggestions? I would prefer to not use poisons, if possible.
Washington County Oregon insect issues over 4 years ago
How do you define a shady area? Can there be some sun at certain times of the day. Same question for sunny area. How many hours of sun must an area have to be considered sunny? This is for the Bend area.
Thank you for answering my first question.
Deschutes County Oregon over 4 years ago
We have a JapaneseTree Lilac and for at least a couple of years have had trouble with something that causes leaf curl and leaf deformation. Looking at the leafs with a 10X loupe, I can't see any bugs, but the problem really looks like some sort of bug. The tree's planted in soil with a 7.8 pH, but the tree lilacs are supposed to be tolerant up to a pH of 8.0. It's possible it's soil-related, but I'm still leaning toward a bug of some type.
The people who owned our home previously planted a mountain laurel in the front yard...exactly where a drive way used to be. We would like to take back the drive way and would like to move the mountain laurel to our backyard. We have heard Mountain Laurel's are fickle, so are wondering what is the best way to ensure a successful transplant of the tree. What time of year, best way to prep the transplant location, etc...Any guidance would be appreciated.
Travis County Texas horticulture over 4 years ago
I've just heard about hugelkulture. A form of permaculture where wood products are covered with soil, compost, etc creating a mound to plant on.
I live in Lefthand Canyon at about 6500 ft. Most of the wood products available are pine and spruce. Would you recommend this technique at my location?
Boulder County Colorado trees and shrubs over 4 years ago
Red flowering dogwood - why would it bloom on just one side. We have had it for two years
Washington County Maryland over 4 years ago
does crabgrass grow in the northern Willamette valley, what does it look like and the best way to control it
I am trying to find information on endophyte infected fescue grass and where I could go to find out if my pasture for my horse may have it. Do you know?
Franklin County Ohio over 4 years ago
I work with the shellfish industry and we are converting bulb harvesters to clam harvesters. I am looking for new or used bulb harvesting equipment (non-pto) anywhere in the US. This means trying to find areas of the US where they are used or have been used. Can anyone help?
I planted some bare root blueberries 8-9 days ago, and there are still no outward signs of life. When I prune them, there is green on the inside, though. Should I be concerned? How long is normal for blueberries to break dormancy? Thanks.
I have a new 32 sq ft (8 x 4 ft) raised garden bed that I built into the ground (I dug up the sod). I have already added 3 (2.8 cu ft) bags of organic compost and I plan on adding some EB Stone SureStart to help amend the soil. I just bought a bag of dolomite lime and am curious about how much to use. So my questions are: How much lime do I use and are all these amendments ok?
I have a question. I have lots of bugs in my house, but I am nervous about using most pesticides because I have an indoor cat, and I don't want to use anything that would be harmful to him.
My friend told me that there is a new bug spray out based on sunflower seed oil that is deadly to arthropods (spiders, insects, etc.)but harmless to vertebrates; but he did not know what brand names it was sold under. Can you help?
Kanawha County West Virginia insect issues over 4 years ago
How do I keep weeds away after I pull them? There is a creek in my back yard that runs into the Columbia River as well as my neighbors chickens and ducks eat in my front yard, so I am afraid to use harsh chemicals to keep weeds away. Is there a chemical or brand that will be the safest to use or is there any organic way to keep away the weeds? I have a couple acres so I dont have time to weed constantly. Thanks!
My friend told me he went to the river that dumps into Porcupine Reservoir and, during certain weeks of the year, there is a big influx of Kokanee salmon that run up the river.
I'm trying to find out when they go and when's the best time to see them... any ideas?
Cache County Utah over 4 years ago
I've been searching for Riverside Giant rhubarb, and cannot find it. Does anyone know where I can find rhizome starters for this cultivar of rhubarb? Thanks in advanced for your help.
Oldham County Kentucky horticulture over 4 years ago
Why are my citrus trees dropping fruit? I only planted them this year I have a Meyer Lemon, a grapefruit and a orange too, do I need to purchase another set of these trees?
Why do my raised beds not stay moist? I got my "garden mix" from Copelands in Grants Pass, and have to water them daily in order for the soil to stay moist. Is this normal?
Colorado lawns and turf over 4 years ago
My neighbor and I have heavily wooded lots. In one area the maple trees are dying rapidly. Do you have idea what could be causing it. It has been over the last couple years. Thanks, Bill
Delaware County Ohio over 4 years ago
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