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Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteers

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Fungus on wisteria

This is the 2nd year this fungus has shown early winter. The sites of the fungus definitely show insect damage but the limbs have normal leaf and flower productively. This summer I treated with Bayer Advanced Rose and Flower Care granules to reduce potential issues with insect damage. This is lovely old 30+ yrs standard wisteria. Should I be worried? Should I be doing anything?

Athens County OH Posted 1 day ago

Trimming decorative grasses

I have several different decorative grasses, do I need to prune them? During the winter? During the spring? How much should I prune? I think one of them is a tiger grass. Thank you

Cuyahoga County OH Posted 14 days ago

Weeds,weeds,weeds in veggie garden

I have a vegetable garden 6 by 20 feet. Mainly tomatoes peppers and zucchini each year. I use store bought compost a my own compost to supplement the soil. The last few years I have experienced excessive weeds and grasses so bad that it becomes impossible to keep them out and overtaking the garden. I have tried mulch and Garden screening and everything just comes out through it. It is so bad I'm ready to give this up. Any ideas to keep the weeds down?

Delaware County OH Posted 15 days ago

We have a very old, tall Hackberry tree that this fall is dropping thousands...

We have a very old, tall Hackberry tree that this fall is dropping thousands of twigs and berries.

Franklin County OH trees and shrubs Posted 21 days ago

Hi, I am looking for input on planting a hedge and screening row. I have a...

Hi, I am looking for input on planting a hedge and screening row. I have a property that I would like to screen from a nearby road. I am ok to dedicate up to about 40 to 50 feet for the screening and would like the screen to be a physical and visual barrier, as well as good habitat for local wildlife. Additionally, the property is quite remote & without utilities so the lower the maintenance the better. I am thinking a three layered approach, 10 feet of black berries (Rubus allegheniensis) , 10 feet of Osage orange (Maclura pomifera), and finally 10 feet of faster growing - yet hardy evergreen. No idea which one yet, but I was thinking about Norway spruce (Picea abies), but its not native and not sure if that is the best screening / habitat tree. I have not done a soil test, but planning that in the next couple weeks. I plan to transplant the berries, seed the Osage, and seedling the evergreens. Attached is a diagram and dimensions. I would love any advice you can give!

Adams County OH trees and shrubs ohio native plantings Posted 24 days ago

I have two american chestnut trees in my yard. I am getting ready to cut them...

I have two american chestnut trees in my yard. I am getting ready to cut them down for an expansion of my barn. But with doing some research I think I better ask an expert if there is any concerns. I know they are rare and I don't want to cut down the last two chestnut trees in existence. Please let me know if I should know more before I do anything.

Champaign County Ohio Posted about 1 month ago

Root length

If I planted emerald green trees that grew around 14 foot tall and planted them 20 feet away from my leach bed, would my leach bed be fine ? How far out will the roots stretch ?

Fulton County Ohio leach field tree roots leach bed Posted about 1 month ago

About 5 years ago I planted 9 Allegheny Viburnum along a fence line.. About 3...

About 5 years ago I planted 9 Allegheny Viburnum along a fence line.. About 3 years ago, a couple of them began to look sick. Leaves turned brown and dropped off and they looked bad even though the wood was still green. Tried spraying with a fungicide but seemingly to no avail. One by one the fungus or blight worked its way down the row until now I only have 2 good plants left. Should I just dig the sick ones up and destroy to protect what I have left?

Butler County Ohio Posted about 1 month ago

There is a tree on my property that has a chain wrapped clear around it and...

There is a tree on my property that has a chain wrapped clear around it and it’s inbedded. I want to know if I should take this cable off, or what to do. I know it’ll kill the tree eventually .

Crawford County Ohio girdled girdling girdling trunk girdled tree Posted about 1 month ago

I have ivy (Personal identified as English ?) which I have not found anything...

I have ivy (Personal identified as English ?) which I have not found anything to control it without killing lawn. It is running through the lawn and keeps spreading. My desire is to kill it without killing lawn, however, killing the lawn to stop it would be acceptable. I would like to be able to reseed within a month or two. Do you have any suggestions?

Wyandot County Ohio Posted about 1 month ago