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What variety or varieties of flowering crab tree fits these specs? Disease...

What variety or varieties of flowering crab tree fits these specs? Disease (or as disease-resistant) as possible Suitable for Cincinnati climate/weather conditions 15-20 feet tall Blooms April-May

Hamilton County OH Posted about 4 hours ago

Lawn

My neighbor’s Bermuda grass is encroaching on my lawn. I don’t mind, I’d just like to speed up the Bermuda takeover! Right now, it’s about half and half after a couple of years.

Lawrence County OH Posted about 23 hours ago

I removed sawflies from my older mugs pine. It is October, do I wait to prune...

I removed sawflies from my older mugs pine. It is October, do I wait to prune the bare branches until spring or do I cut them off now? Will these branches grow back if I cut them off near the tree stem? Should I apply pellet fertilizer now in fall, wait until this spring, or not apply fertilizer at all? Really appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks, ‘Michelle

Muskingum County OH Posted 5 days ago

Attached are pictures of a tree in our landscaping that appears to be...

Attached are pictures of a tree in our landscaping that appears to be damaged by we think was a dear. We would like to know how to treat the damage to save the tree.
Thanks,
Ron and Pat

Stark County OH Posted 9 days ago

I found a strange looking insect and would like to know what it is. It is...

I found a strange looking insect and would like to know what it is. It is approximately 1 1/2" in length.

Seneca County OH Posted 10 days ago

My church has a Maple tree and its leaves have black spots on them. Someone...

My church has a Maple tree and its leaves have black spots on them. Someone said it is called Tar spot and only found on maple trees. I tried looking that up on the Ohio line site but nothing came up. They are concerned about the tree and want to know if it would spread to other trees. I am unable to upload a picture.

Huron County Ohio Posted 11 days ago

I have a 6 foot yucca tree.i would like the botany name and why it dose not...

I have a 6 foot yucca tree.i would like the botany name and why it dose not bloom also is it winter hardy for Medina County Ohio? Thank you for your reply .

Medina County Ohio Posted 11 days ago

arborvitae turning brown

tw0 questions.
1. We have 18 yr old arborvitae in a bunch together and the tops of 3 of them are turning brown. Anything we can do to keep them/ Would cutting off tops help?

2. Planted 4 new arborvitaes this spring. water was no problem in June but things dried up in July. We watered several times a week but 3 turned all brown but leaves are not dry. One turned brown on one side.
Will they come back or should we replant some.

Wood County Ohio arborvitae browning Posted 12 days ago

Fig suckers

Can i remove and propagate the root suckers from my potted fig tree?

Cuyahoga County Ohio Posted 13 days ago

Native grasses for my yard?

Hi! I want to change my yard over to native grasses, but am having trouble finding online what native seeds I can buy to do so.

If it helps, I'm looking for full sun, part sun/part shade, and mainly shade seeds. They all do not have to be same seed/plant or in same package.

I did not know until this year that most yard seed mixes are non-native.

I have a few oak sedges started, but I read that they don't really spread via seed, so I'll keep buying those plants for the shadier areas.

We have 2 large dogs on a quarter acre, so definitely need something that 1. Doesn't require much water during dry times 2. Is dog-resistant and 3, if possible, doesn't require much mowing or can tolerate some mowing.

Any suggestions/links would be helpful.

Thank you!








Franklin County Ohio Posted 15 days ago