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Hello. We recently purchased a home in Grove City with a creek along the...

Hello. We recently purchased a home in Grove City with a creek along the northern border of our property. We’d like to plant some evergreen trees along the creek side as a screen between out property and our northern neighbor, but we are curious what the best evergreens for a creek side planting might be. We are looking for potentially large trees 30+ ft) and hopefully fast growers. Width would also be a plus to limit how many we may need to purchase. Thanks for any assistance you can provide! Steve Church

Franklin County OH Posted 27 days ago

What is making conical holes in my yard? How do I remedy the situation?

What is making conical holes in my yard? How do I remedy the situation?

Summit County OH Posted about 1 month ago

Should I replace the soil in my plants after every so often? If so, how?

So I’ve had this arrowhead plant for almost three years now. It’s been in this pot that it’s in now for almost a year. Should I replace its soil? Should I also switch up the pots so it doesn’t become root bound? I’m really hoping it doesn’t get any bigger than it is now. If I should switch the soil, how would I do that without bringing the plant into stress?

OH plant repotting repotting houseplant repotting Posted about 1 month ago

Why is my devil’s ivy plant dying?

My devil’s ivy plant seems to be dying at an alarming rate. The leaves are turning yellow and have dark brown dots on them. The soil is still pretty damp. What do I do?

OH houseplants pothos Posted about 1 month ago

Applying all nitrogen before spring?

The soil test says to apply 3 pounds of nitrogen per 1000 sq ft. It also says to apply no more than 1 pound of nitrogen at one time. Is it recommended to apply three different applications of nitrogen before spring planting? And if so, how far would they be spaced apart?

Butler County OH Posted 2 months ago

I have an azalea that looked great during the summer but now the leaves are...

I have an azalea that looked great during the summer but now the leaves are yellow with black spots. The leaves are not falling off. My other azaleas are green.

Licking County Ohio Posted 2 months ago

What does lb/A mean?

On my soil test, the recommendation for Phosphate is 2.2 lb/A What does the "A" stand for?

Butler County Ohio Posted 2 months ago

I usually mix perlite with cactus soil for my succulents. I hate all of the...

I usually mix perlite with cactus soil for my succulents. I hate all of the dust from it. What’s an alternative to perlite? Pumice? Course sand? Thank you

Cuyahoga County Ohio Posted 2 months ago

Arborvitae brown spot

I planted this Arborvitae tree about 8 years ago. It has grown fine and has been quite healthy until this year. Now I see this large circle in the lower part of the tree, in its north facing side that has turned brown. Why is this happening and what can I do about it?

Lorain County Ohio trees and shrubs Posted 2 months ago

Can cedar leaves be used as mulch in the garden?

Can cedar leaves be used as mulch in the garden?

Hamilton County Ohio Posted 2 months ago