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Top Dressing a lawn

My front lawn is uneven and has some dead spots caused by dog urine, so I would like to top-dress it and over-seed. What material do you recommend for top-dressing (I am assuming .25 to .50 inch of top-dressing material) and should I spread the seed prior to the top-dressing? Finally, once the new seed is growing, how to I keep from getting mower wheel ruts in the newly dressed lawn?

Thank you!

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Larimer County Colorado lawns and turf 15 days ago

Bamboo & Sumac

what is the best way to eliminate bamboo and sumac? I have quite a large area of bamboo. The sumac keeps popping up everywhere and when I cut it down it sends up 10 times more shoots.

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Howard County Maryland invasive plants bamboo invasive bamboo sumac tree of heaven running bamboo ailanthus 15 days ago

Soil Test ~ TPH's

Do you test for TPH's (Gasoline, Petroleum, Diesel, etc.)?

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Wayne County Michigan 15 days ago

What is this and should I be concerned?

I have a dozen or so of the this insect (attached picture) flying around a wood pile on my front porch (

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Hennepin County Minnesota horticulture insect identification 15 days ago

Probable Emerald Ash Borer infestations in Arnold

There are 12 ash trees on Clausen Lane in Arnold that are very likely infested. All have varying amounts of die-off- probably from 10 to 50%, and characteristic 'D' exit holes. At least one tree has split bark with the squiggly bore patterns inside. These trees were planted as saplings in 1999 and are now 40-60 inches circumference (breast height). We have just treated the trees with imidacloprid soil drench this past week.

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Anne Arundel County Maryland emerald ash borer invasives ash invasive insect ash with emerald ash borer symptoms 15 days ago

time series data pretesting

I want to know how to conduct a unit root test on my data before running the regression

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Nebraska 15 days ago

Soil testing

Hello there. Could you please tell me where in Salem Oregon I can go to have my garden soil tested?

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Marion County Oregon soil testing horticulture soil and fertility issues 15 days ago

What is this tree?

I am requesting a street tree from Baltimore City. A tree which the City planted across the street from us seems ideal. I'm trying to find out what it is so I can request the same, and am attaching 3 photos of it. It was planted 8 or 9 years ago. Here's a close-up of a leaf; they alternate along the branches, usually growing in little clusters of 2 or 3 leaves. They go a beautiful yellow in the fall, and linger on the tree fairly late. You can probably see the bark in the "root" photo: it's smooth, grey-ish, motley (peeled-looking) in places, occasional patches of ordinary rough vertically-oriented tree-bark. I can send additional photos if it'd be helpful. Could you please tell me what it is? And whether this tree has any problems in older age that might make it a poor choice? So far it is doing splendidly. Thanks!! (sorry, you may have to rotate a couple of the photos.)

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Baltimore Maryland tree plant id london plane tree 15 days ago

shade perennials

Which perennials grown well next to large evergreens?

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Anoka County Minnesota shade gardening plant recommendations horticulture perennials 15 days ago

Willingness to plant /retain trees

how can one determine the willingness of farmers to plant and / or retain trees on their farms?

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Puerto Rico 15 days ago

Gambles Oak Infection? Black growths on trunks and branches

Hello, I live in Colorado Springs and have some sections of Gambles oak that have black growths on the trunks and branches. I have attached some pictures showing the growths. The trees in the affected sections have less leaves and growth is not as vigorous. I would like to know the following: 1) What is this black growth? 2) Is this growth contagious? 3) Can you treat the trees to remove or stop the spread? 4) if you cant treat the trees, how can you remove and prevent reoccuance? Any information would be really great.

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El Paso County Colorado trees and shrubs 15 days ago

Rabbits as pests

What is the best way to control rabbits in vegetable gardens and hosta glades (beds)? We have a huge hosta glade and it's not practical to fence it. Thank you

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Ramsey County Minnesota 15 days ago

Poison hemlock

We have vast amounts of poison hemlock plants in our neighborhood. It's invasive and is spreading like crazy. We have little kids in the neighborhood and I am wondering if there is a way to control this weed and if the state has any programs to assist local neighborhoods in controlling it. Please advise. Thank you. Michael mbalocca.mb@gmail.com 541.690.4653

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Jackson County Oregon horticulture invasive weeds 15 days ago

hosta problem

I have 3 hostas in a bed of other hostas that are all showing rust spots and wilted, almost transparent brown sections of the leaves. I don't know the name of the hosta, but the leaves are generally about 5-6" long with the width at the widest part about 2-3". The are a solid lime green color and one clump is probably 3' diameter, but only 12-18" tall and very dense. They get some morning sun, but by noon are in shade. I have some slugs and grubs, but have not noticed any of them or any other insect on the leaves. This is the only variety that is showing this symptom. I checked out the pictures for the hosta virus X, but they are not similar.

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Pine County Minnesota hosta diseases horticulture 15 days ago

Japanese beetles ?

Has anyone else noticed the lack of Japanese beetles this year? The last three years they have eaten all my rose buds, the leaves on my grape vine and been a general nusance. This year I haven't seen a single beetle. Not complaining, just observing.

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Ramsey County Minnesota 15 days ago

Please help me identify a small quarter inch oblong fuzzy multiple color...

Please help me identify a small quarter inch oblong fuzzy multiple color grayish little non-flying bug that bit me in my backyard on my arm and left a big red itchy welt about the size of a half dollar on the inside of my arm.

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Franklin County Ohio insect identification 15 days ago

ground cover request

A friend has requested that i help him with a situation. He has a house in Fire Island and woiuld like to plant something that will provide a ground cover for his front yard.
Conditions:
Sandy soil
Full sun
Requirements:
low maintenance
No flower required
Just something to cover
Hope to be able to use seed broadcast, if not will use plants
Thank you to all for your help!!!

John


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New York groundcovers groundcover for coastal garden groundcover for sandy soil 15 days ago

What is wrong with my peach tree?

About 2 months ago, I noticed my peach tree's leaves shriveling. Now they have fungus-type lesions on the leaves, and the tiny peaches turned redish brown. This has only happened to one of three trees. The other two are fine.

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Carroll County Maryland fruit peach leaf curl peach tree peach tree leaves shriveling peach tree fungal disease 15 days ago

Clover

Have begun seeing patches of clover in my lawn grass. Hard to eliminate. What to do?

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Anne Arundel County Maryland clover weed clover herbicide 15 days ago

Gift plant

This was given to a neighbor. She brought it to me in a cup. It's flower is yellow. She couldn't confirm if it was tansy like or had rays...... Grows appox. 12 inches in the sun and spreads. Thanks

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Cecil County Maryland flower identification tansy flower perennial 15 days ago

Gardenias

I received a beautiful white potted Gardenia as a gift. The leaves are turning yellow and some buds and flowers are brown. I need to plant this beautiful flower in the ground. Please help.

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Anne Arundel County Maryland gardenia gardenia leaves browning gardenia bud browning houseplants 15 days ago

Marvelous marble heuchera

I have a marvelous mArble huechera I planted on east side of house. Two of the plants doing well. One is not really growing. It is healthy but tiny. Anything I can do to boost growth?

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Hennepin County Minnesota heucheras 15 days ago

Adding Molasses to the Garden

Does adding ANY TYPE ( sulfur, non-sulfur, etc..) of molasses help increase the soil microbes.. ? And if it does HOW?

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Bucks County Pennsylvania 15 days ago

Need help Identification on Spider found in house

Found this spider in my house was unable to take a good clear picture as this very small spider quickly got away. If you could give any expertise on Identification of ;if this spider appears to be poisonous or a threat to humans? I would appreciate it very much
Thank you
Hope to hear from you soon.

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Snohomish County Washington 16 days ago

found a weard rock

need help identifying this rock

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District of Columbia rock identification rock miscellaneous 16 days ago

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