mold exposure

I have been exposed to alot of black mold while cleaning in exchange for deposit. Property manage said not harmful to me. Now I have moved 86 yr old mother and Arthritic brother to move in and we now have white mold on everything including a vehicle that is infested. What do we do? Who do we call? What do we do with no place to stay and no money until we know safe steps to take? I am extremely ill and have been since March 8th when atarted cleaning this home. Please help!


Umatilla County OR mildew and mold control almost 6 years ago

Drought-Tolerant Privacy Hedge With Non-Invasive Roots?

I'm looking to plant privacy hedges/trees/vines between my house and the chain-link fence which separates me from the neighbors. It's a fence-line of about 40-50 feet, I live in Los Angeles County and would like to keep the plants in my yard native, or at least fairly drought-tolerant. The thing is, the distance between my house and the fence is only about 4 feet, and running parallel to both, right down the center, is where my sewer line is buried. I'd ideally like to have a hedge, tree, or vine which grows up to around 8-10 feet tall, while filling in to provide privacy, however I'm very concerned about the possibility that something which grows that tall and fast might have roots which will invade my sewer line. Is there something out there that might fit my needs?
Thanks in advance!


Los Angeles County CA horticulture almost 6 years ago



I have a very mature cherry tree in my yard. We had no blooms this year (we usually have a very large crop). The entire tree has been taken over by aphids. I have tried spraying them off with the hose, spraying with water and dr. bronners soap, and releasing ladybugs. They seem to be getting worse instead of better. I am very stressed out about this and didn't know where else to turn. We hesitate to use chemicals, but at this point I really need a solution so we can enjoy our small backyard again and not infest our vegetable garden. Please help!

Thank you,

Sarah Forcina


Denver County CO trees and shrubs almost 6 years ago

Lawn brown spots

The brown spots in my lawn seem to be getting worse. What treatment do you recommend?


El Paso County CO lawns and turf almost 6 years ago

taking out aspen trees

I have an aspen clump that is growing too close to a retaining wall and building. I need to remove the aspen and its roots. I have read that I should kill the tree before cutting it down to avoid having the roots aggressively spread after cutting down the tree. Can you tell me the best way to take out an aspen tree. This is a clump with 4 trunks, about 3-6" in diameter, and the tree is about 35 feet tall.


Jefferson County CO trees and shrubs almost 6 years ago

alkali balance

Let me preface my question with i was a long time Cody resident, who lived on the alkali flats. I resently read that cheese and yogurt production produce acidic whey that cant be disposed of. Could this be a cheaper altervative to the big piles of sulfer that were called a wind bourne toxin when I was young.


Yamhill County OR environment almost 6 years ago

Plant ID

What is this plant? It is found in or near wooded area. Would like to get rid of it


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Yankton County SD trees and shrubs horticulture almost 6 years ago

Plants turning yellow and not growing

I bought bags of "something" called topsoil and steer manure from Walmart, mixed them and put them in all my flower pots and around plants. Now all the stems, leaves and new growth is turning yellow. Even the color in the petunias is fading. What can I do to salvage them?


Utah County UT almost 6 years ago

Cleaning product .

What cleaning products are safe to use on acrylic tubs and showers? All the soft scrubs say not for acrylic. Can't find "the Works"which I have been using since I had the acrylic unit installed. What else can I use?


Washington County PA cleaning almost 6 years ago

Squash Plants turning yellow

All of my young squash plants' leaves are turning yellow. This is happening to both winter and summer squash. I put new compost mix (compost + manure + dirt) in the garden this year. Could that be it? Is there anything that I can do?



Benton County OR fruits and vegetables horticulture almost 6 years ago

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