What are these? they look like ants with wings! How do I get rid of them?
Hi, I just bought a house and the whole yard (around 10,000 sft) full of weeds(dandellions, creeping charlie, buck weed , and violets). What should i do to start a new lawn? I am adviced to till the land first, rake all the weeds . After this how can i stop the weed seeds from germinating before i sow the grass seed? Thank you. Lalitha.
Dakota County MN landscape design over 4 years ago
What insects harm the Blue Spruce tree and how do I eliminate or control them?What insects harm the Purple Ash Spruce tree and how do I eliminate or control them?
Some of us are having a big debate over the flower in the attached photo. The owner's mother has grown them and she is no longer here to identify them for the daughter. Can you help?
what are good tomato varieties to plant in Weld County Colorado?
My very large Brown Turkey fig tree has yet to leaf. Everyone I have asked, including my gardeners, say that I am not alone. Have we lost our trees? What can we do?
My lawn is being over run with weeds and I'd like to use a weed and fertilizer product. Do you have a recommendation of one that's the most pet friendly?
What has caused the deformed looking, curled leaves on the old fashioned snowball bushes and what could be done to prevent or correct this condition? It is not the whole bush, some leaves are normal, but on bushes in different locations as well.
sorry for the duplicate but the first time I gave the wrong email... The next three night are in the mid to upper 30's with possible frost. I have numerous recently split hosta, jolly bee geraniums and a thriller. Should Ii cover, mulch or other, or take my chances? Note Friday night and Saturday we will be gone and not able to uncover until Sunday... Please help 8-) Wednesday Night 05/14 0% Partly cloudy. Low 36F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday Night 05/15 10% A few clouds from time to time. Low 37F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Friday Night 05/16 0% A few clouds from time to time. Low 38F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Hennepin County MN over 4 years ago
I am considering several new plantings of arborvitea in an area where there is currently a large black walnut. I was told that any evergreens will not grow well in this area. Is this true? If I remove the walnut, will this change anything? Also, will the walnut send up new sprouts from the root ends (similar to a locust) if I cut it down?
I have my geraniums in pots outdoors. They receive 4 hours of direct sunlight in the morning until about 1pm. I water them regularly. My question is what is the cause of falling petals? One of my plants has progressively fewer blooms and what blooms it does have lose their petals right away. I live in Milan, Italy.
OUTSIDEUS horticulture over 4 years ago
Here is a short paragraph from Clemson that has some excellent points.
The best time of day to begin irrigation is after nightfall. The irrigation cycle should end early enough before sunrise to allow excess water to soak into the landscape so that the leaves will dry in the normal time period. Night-time temperatures and wind speeds are much lower, which means lower evaporative losses during irrigation. Night-time humidity is higher, which also reduces evaporation. There is no sun, so solar radiation does not contribute to water evaporation. Estimates of water loss during night-time irrigation are approximately 15%, once again depending on humidity, wind speed, and temperature. The resident who applied 1 inch of water receives the benefit from 0.85 inches.
However, does this bring on disease? I was told a long time ago to not extend the wet period of the grass. Now some say that does not matter. I water a zone starting at 12:00 am and then at 2 am and again at 4 am. I just do 3 zones a night of my six zone system. This gives my pump a rest as well. I put on water every night during the heat of July because I have a very sandy soil. I have experienced no major diseases at this time.
I think you should try a plan and then judge on its effectiveness and make adjustments where needed.
Awhile back a flock of abput 100 geese landed in my neighbors pond. After they left there seemed to be a massive algae bloom. It's thick, slimy and green. I thought the geese may have brought it in. Or is it a coincidence? What can I do to eliminate it and not kill the fish as I am afraid it will suffocate the fish?
I BELIEVE THE TREE IN MY BACKYARD IS A BLUE SPRUCE. IT HAS DEVELOPED DEAD BRANCHES ON THE NORTH/NORTHEAST SIDE. THE SOUTH/SOUTHWEST SIDE SEEMS TO BE FINE. PLUS THE 30+ FOOT TALL TREE SEEMS TO BE GOOD OVERALL. SHOULD I BE CONCERNED????
Marion County OR over 4 years ago
I have a shaded lawn area that is prevalent in moss and would like to find out the best way to get rid of it. The soil has a significant amount of clay, what is the best way to get rid of the moss and what do I need to do to keep it away?
would it be possible to send a photo via e-mail to a staff member to view and give a diagnosis. Thank you in advance, Pete Minestrella
I have a champagne currant. Every year it has plenty of fruit but it falls off the plant before it ripens. Is this problem due to fertilizer?
St. Louis County MN over 4 years ago
What is this plant? It came up on the edge of the woods in Casco, Maine. It is not skunk cabbage! Please identify it for me!
Cumberland County ME over 4 years ago
Hello, Our gorgeous 15' blue atlas turned completely brown this winter. We live in the most Southern part of Ontario and our winter this past year was the worst in over 100 years. We want to know if you precious tree is dead? The branches are not brittle. Looking forward to your opinion. Thank you for your help.
What do I need to know about growing amaryllis in South Texas
For the first time in five years Ihave some tulips that are flowering but are lying down on the ground while other tulips are budding and standing tall. What is causing some tulip (leaves and flower) to be on the ground?
Hennepin County MN tulip damage over 4 years ago
We have a fruit tree growing out of an old stump. This year for the first time, we have fruit. What kind of tree is this?
Lane County OR trees and shrubs over 4 years ago
I have been using a weed killer for this on the lawn on the side of my house for the past 3 years & thought it was controlled, but this year, its all over the front and side yard. How do I get rid of this? Do I need to completely kill off the lawn and start over? Can you recommend a service to deal with it? I can't mow the lawn without getting infected from the poison, and city laws mandate I keep it cut-how do I handle this? I left a message earlier, Sue responded, but her message was garbled and low and I could not understand it. Please help. Thanks, Cecilia
Kalamazoo County MI over 4 years ago
My husband and I planted 3 Spokane Lilacs last year. Last Fall, there were leaves that turned but did not drop. The leaves that stayed on the bushes are still there this Spring, even though there are new buds. However, 1 of the 3 bushes (the one that had the most leaves remaining from last year) is budding, but way behind the other two bushes. Did something go wrong for them to not drop all of their leaves? Will the old leaves stifle new growth? Is there something we need to do to help the bushes out?
Lewis and Clark County MT over 4 years ago
I would like to find an alternative to grass for use in play areas andother high traffic areas in my yard. Are there any growning things that could survive play equipment for children?
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