cresoted ties affect on fruit trees and several bee hives

I am concerned that the railroad ties around my brick patio might be affecting flower bed and fruit trees in my back yard. my neighbor has several bee hives and hope I'm not killing them since he's asked that I not use any pesticides on my trees or yard . Many of my railroad ties are really rotten and I'm thinking of replacing them with "new" ones due to their odd size so I don't have to redo the brick . Can I cut up the old ties and bring them to the county dump


Fairfax County Virginia trees and shrubs bee health horticulture over 4 years ago

window problem

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Clark County Nevada over 4 years ago

Farm pond

I have a sixty two acre parcel I am building a road into to build a home. I need to cross a small ravine that has a seasonal drainage ditch that dries up most of the summer which us actually man made by the county roads. I want to create a small damn to use as a source of water for irrigation. The permit process is expensive and time consuming. Do I even need a permit for an agriculture pond?


Houghton County Michigan over 4 years ago

Weed identification

We have a weed taking over one flower bed. Reedlike cylinder with blackish brown areas encircling every 2-3 inches. Pulling and Roundup not working


Minnesota weed issues horticulture over 4 years ago

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Salt Lake County Utah spider identification spider id over 4 years ago

Lawn care

Hi, our lawn was put in as sod in July 2008. We have watered and fed it for 5 years but now it looks terrible with weeds and brown spots in the middle and dark green around the edges. I know it is perennial rye with something else. I have been researching thatching and aeration and leaning towards de thatching but not sure what should be done after that. Re-seed, re-plug, weed n feed? Thank you in advance. Karen Webster



Lincoln County Oregon lawns and turf horticulture over 4 years ago

Can you suggest some resources on the care and maintenance of ponds and waterfalls?

I have a small pond and waterfall and koi but don't know much about its care and maintenance. Are there any booklets or classes to help?


Boulder County Colorado pond and water gardens lrk over 4 years ago

Conditional Use

If a conditional use on a property was granted in 1977 for one use and in 1982 for a new use. The property has transferred ownership and the use in 1977 has ceased [some time ago] and the use in 1982 was never acted upon for development. Is the current property owner allowed to start the operation up again after the operation has been abandoned for many years and the 1982 permit operation never began. Or should this be a new permit for all aspects starting with the current application and procedure.


Washtenaw County Michigan over 4 years ago

When can I plant rhubarb that I have dug up or divided from a friend's garden...

When can I plant rhubarb that I have dug up or divided from a friend's garden after the rhubarb is done, like now, August or in the next couple of months? I live in North Branch, Minnesota.


Chisago County Minnesota rhubarb over 4 years ago

Leucodermis pine disease identification

We have a 20+ year gorgeous Pinus Leucodermis that is suddenly very ill. I took a sample to our local nursery, but they could not identify the problem. An arborist that recently trimmed some trees on our property said he thought it was caused by an insect and that we need to wait until next spring to treat the problem. I'm concerned the tree will be dead by then. I do not see evidence of pine needle miners - have not seen any larvae or eggs or moths. There is a white substance on the trunk and on all the new growth. It can be rubbed off the affected adult needles. The new growth is turning brown. Sections of previous years growth are also turning brown. There is a lot of needle drop. It gets worse each day. Can you please advise the best course of action? Thank you!


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Washtenaw County Michigan over 4 years ago

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