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Trees

I would like to find a tree or shrub between and the property next door that gets 25 feet +/- high, grows reasonably fast and is not more that 8 to 10 foot in diameter? I am not so concerned about the diameter as I can trim from time to time. I would appreciate any helpful suggestions to explore. I live is Colorado Springs, CO but I can put 1/4" line(s) to the unit to keep it watered. Also, should I wait until Spring to plant it? Thank you very much. I have used you folks in the past and you have been very helpful, Again, Thanks

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El Paso County Colorado trees and shrubs almost 5 years ago

Trees & shrubs

I live in Colorado Springs, CO. I would like to find a tree or shrub that is hardy, grows reasonably fast, gets 25+ feet high and the diameter is not too wide (10 feet +/-) ... the width is not so important as I can trim and shape it from time to time. Any suggestions to explore?
Thank you very much!

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El Paso County Colorado trees and shrubs almost 5 years ago

Grass is dying

I've had problems in the past with grass drying up and needing more water, but not like this? Am I missing something? I have tried to increae the watering but to no avail. The origional problem started when the city shut off our water for street repairs. Then they didn't tell me when they broke the line again after the repairs were completed. In all my lawn has gone without water on 3 occasions for a week at a time. The other neighbors were only affected for about a week and their lawns have seemed to recover. I'm wondering if something else is going on with the lawn.

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Davis County Utah lawns and turf horticulture almost 5 years ago

Mole Infestation

I have tried traps, grub worm bait, aeration, all to no avail. Is there any way to rid my yard of these pests? My dog gets lucky once and a while, but my whole yard looks like a bombing range.

Help!
Greg Phillips

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Montgomery County Texas wildlife damage management moles almost 5 years ago

planting bulbs

Besides Iris, what are some good choices for bulbs in our area, and what are recommended planting times?

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Graham County Arizona horticulture flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials almost 5 years ago

We have a plant with rather broad leaves and many tiny berries growing on it...

We have a plant with rather broad leaves and many tiny berries growing on it in a container on our porch...the berries are green at first and then turn a dark purple/black color. We didn't plant this plant....it just "appeared" one day in the container. It has grown very rapidly and is very prolific with many clusters of berries on it.

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Benton County Minnesota nightshade almost 5 years ago

Aeration care

Do you pick up the plugs after aeration?

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Douglas County Colorado lawns and turf almost 5 years ago

leaving tree stump in ground

I have a large old tree. Several limbs do not grow leaf branches and on others, towards the ends of branches, the leaves are missing. Many birds, etc. live there so I wish I could have just the dead parts cut off, but I am coming more to accept that it may need to be removed. One tree service person did recommend this. I think it is a maple - the one with helicopter seeds. Questions: If it is not diseased, what would be the pros and cons of cutting off the dead parts and keeping the rest? I mean, I think it could be more money if I don't remove it all at once, but if it would last for a few more years, I would like to keep it for the birds. AND If I were to have it cut all the way down, is there any reason why I could not keep the stump and plant flowers etc. around it? I am thinking about such things as - the roots have grown into the sewer line on occasion, but they would stop growing at this point wouldn't they? I believe its root system uses up all the water in the front yard, but that would stop as well?? Will it attract termites? Thank you for any info. that you can provide. Sherry ps I love the show. Is it in audiocast (podcast) form for down load from the website or free at itunes? This might be a way to reach more consumers. Thank you again.

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Linn County Iowa almost 5 years ago

Ash and Soil Acidity

What should I use to amend my soil for vegetables that won't make the soil more acid? Does ash make the soil less acidic? thanks!

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Lane County Oregon soil and fertility issues fruit and vegetables horticulture almost 5 years ago

I haven't been able to identify this weed (?) from pictures on the...

I haven't been able to identify this weed (?) from pictures on the internet.Thanks in advance for your help.

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Travis County Texas weed issues horticulture almost 5 years ago

Soil Amendment

I had a good beet crop in our home garden this year. I need to plant them in the same section next year. What would you recommend for soil amendment this fall and/or next spring. Thank you very much for your assistance.

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Jefferson County Colorado soil and fertility issues almost 5 years ago

Invasive plants

Can you recommend the best way for me to eradicate the chameleon plants that are taking over my garden and that threaten to continue on to devour the nearby woods?

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Hampshire County West Virginia almost 5 years ago

If I can not compost my impatiens because of downy mildew, what can I do to...

If I can not compost my impatiens because of downy mildew, what can I do to them. It hate the thought of just putting them in with my garbage !!!!! Does not seem very environmental

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Hennepin County Minnesota almost 5 years ago

I have a non-producing crab apple that is being unmercifully chewed. I'm...

I have a non-producing crab apple that is being unmercifully chewed. I'm afraid it will die over the winter. I have wrapped it with the paper wrap. Could this be caused by rabbits? Suggestions as what I can do if anything? If needed, I can unwrap it and send a picture. It is being chewed at least a foot from the ground. Thanks!

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Hennepin County Minnesota almost 5 years ago

I have a non-producing crab apple. Something is chewing the bottom foot of...

I have a non-producing crab apple. Something is chewing the bottom foot of the bark. It looks very serious and I'm afraid I'll lose ir over the winter. I just wrapped it hoping that will keep the varmints away. Could it be rabbits? Suggestions? Thanks! I can unwrap it if you want me to send a picture.

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Hennepin County Minnesota almost 5 years ago

Potato Vine Growth

I have grown potato's before and many types but I don't remember seeing a growth on the end of the vines like this. Some of the plants look like they have cherry tomato's growing on the tips. They are green and rubbery. Is this a mineral issue or just normal growth? Are they edible? One other thing I noticed during the growing season was the plants were 3ft tall and very spindly looking. Most of the plants fell over during the growing season and laid on ground.

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Hennepin County Minnesota almost 5 years ago

How do I control sucking insects on petunias? The eggs look like...

How do I control sucking insects on petunias? The eggs look like narrow.white,cottony threads and little white dots on stems and leaves. My plants are infested with them. I water them almost daily and have used a product called Eight on them. However, I don't seem to be making any progress. Many thanks for your help! Donna

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Ramsey County Minnesota almost 5 years ago

Little moths

Just cut the front lawn. Noticed a lot of small beige moths coming up from the lawn as I cut. Is this something I should be concerned with ?

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Wayne County Michigan almost 5 years ago

White flies

I have been invaded by white flies on all my citrus trees. This has never happened before. I have been using Neem Oil as I was advised with poor results. Do you have any other suggestions to rid my fruit trees without making the fruit inedible? I understand Neem Oil does not kill the white flies just makes them"uncomfortable".

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Harris County Texas white flies almost 5 years ago

Bulb Hardiness

Hello
My name is Hamad and I m a gardener, usually grow Bulbous plants and always try to learn more about their behaviour, I have to ask a very important question regarding their Hardiness in different climatic conditions, because I m studying and trying to learn how to grow a single bulb (for an example Daffodil) in different climates, because what I have observed that same bulb is Tender in one zone but Hardy in another zone with same Specie and cultivar.

Or to be more precise my question is why a single bulb is recommended for container in Lower zones like zone 2 to zone 4 and recommended with Mulch in Zone 6 to Zone 8 and Hardy in Zone 7 to 11 and why its recommended to plant them in fall for one zone and in spring for other zone, what is the difference and why.

And why they require refrigeration (chilling period) before planting, and instead of drying chilling isn't better to refrigerate them in pot with some planting medium so that they can establish root system.


Looking forward for your kind reply
Hamad

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Outside United States greenhouse flower bulbs horticulture flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials almost 5 years ago

I plant garlic and need to know how much fertilizer and what type to use in...

I plant garlic and need to know how much fertilizer and what type to use in my 4'x17' raised beds. Can you give me some help? Thank you ahead of your response.

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Ontonagon County Michigan fruits and vegetables almost 5 years ago

What is the cause and cure for a disease that affects roses that looks like a...

What is the cause and cure for a disease that affects roses that looks like a lace pattern has been cut out on the leaves? Is it from Japanese beetles? Thanks,

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Baltimore County Maryland almost 5 years ago

Rabbit brush

What is the Best way to propagate rabbit brush in north western Colorado? Can a shrub be transplanted successfully from ranch field to closer to house?

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Routt County Colorado trees and shrubs almost 5 years ago

I have a nest close to our cabin but cannot find it. What is the best recipe...

I have a nest close to our cabin but cannot find it. What is the best recipe to use to catch them in my wrap trap?

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St. Louis County Minnesota almost 5 years ago

I recently moved into a newly built house in a wooded rural area near...

I recently moved into a newly built house in a wooded rural area near Manchester, Maryland. There are several spiders which have set up webs over some of the windows and doors of the house. The pictures attached show one of them. One picture is from the outside showing the top of the spider, the other picture is from the inside and shows the bottom of the spider. The spider's body is about 5/8" long and total length as shown in the photos is about 1 1/4". The spiders are quite beautiful and I don't really want to harm them. Do you know what kind of spiders these are? Do they pose any kind of hazard to people or pets? Thanks, John

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Carroll County Maryland insect identification orb weaver spider almost 5 years ago

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