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How do I control blight in my apple trees? Like what kind of spray will work...

How do I control blight in my apple trees? Like what kind of spray will work and where can I get some?

Union County Ohio fire blight Posted over 4 years ago

We have a Christmas Tree Farm in Montgomery County. Lately we have had a big...

We have a Christmas Tree Farm in Montgomery County. Lately we have had a big problem with pine oak gall on Scotch Pine. Can you cut the galls off? In some cases the tree needs to be removed. I wondered how effective removal of the gall was without cutting down the tree.

Montgomery County Ohio trees and shrubs christmas trees Posted over 4 years ago

What kind of cherry tree does grow well and bear fruit in cincinnati area?

What kind of cherry tree does grow well and bear fruit in cincinnati area?

Washington County Ohio trees and shrubs fruit trees Posted over 4 years ago

1.) how do I get rid of stink bugs in my home? 2.) how do I get rid of lady...

1.) how do I get rid of stink bugs in my home? 2.) how do I get rid of lady bugs in my hometown?

Delaware County Ohio entomology stink bugs ladybugs Posted over 4 years ago

Do you have any information for eliminating moles from lawns?

Do you have any information for eliminating moles from lawns?

Darke County Ohio moles moles and voles Posted over 4 years ago

Thuja occidentalis Care

Dear Extension Experts,

Can Thuja occidentalis be planted in a 1:1 mixture of topsoil and peat moss? The soil in this area is high in clay. What fertilizer ratio should be used? Thank you!
Respectfully,
David Rice

Stark County Ohio thuja thuja occidentalis Posted over 5 years ago

Good afternoon I am trying to do an analysis on my hops and not having much...

Good afternoon I am trying to do an analysis on my hops and not having much success. One of my plants is being over run by pests or has some sort of disease. The damage looks like spider mite damage, but i'm not sure. I am attaching a couple of pictures maybe you can shed some light on this mystery. Any help is appreciated. Thank you Steve Jensen

Lorain County Ohio Posted over 5 years ago

One of our two black walnut trees is dead. Can we save the other?

We have two huge old black walnut trees in our front yard. One has been looking increasingly sick over the past few years and this year it didn't put out any leaves at all. It seemed to get less and less productive all over instead of having individual branches wilt and die. I've heard a dying-branch pattern is typical in thousand-cankers disease so maybe this is something else? Its neighbor is fully leafed out and seems to be healthy. Are there any steps we can take to figure out what killed the one and to protect the other?

Lane County Oregon forestry disease issues tree health horticulture Posted over 6 years ago

We have a large pond on our (newly acquired) property and am wondering how to...

We have a large pond on our (newly acquired) property and am wondering how to safely remove (or reduce) the cattails in it so that they don't take over. We'd like to keep it a natural solution; without harmful chemicals for the fish. We've also looked at the weedrazor, but it looks like a lot of manual work! I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!

Hancock County Ohio pond and water gardens horticulture Posted over 6 years ago

Using grass as filler dirt

Thank you for this wonderful service. I've enjoyed reading all of the questions and answers.

I have a narrow 20-foot long planting area alongside my driveway between the driveway and lawn. I plan on digging up another foot and a half of Texas Bluegrass lawn all along the length to widen the bed.

I also have 2 dirt areas around 15.8 feet x 3 feet each, one on each side of a concrete walkway on the side of the house that are recessed where the dirt on each side of the walkway is about 3 inches below the top of the walkway.

So, it has occurred to me to use these shovel-sized clumps of grass from the driveway area to at least somewhat fill up these walkway areas.

Do you see any problem with me doing this? Could the grass possibly root again and start growing? Can too much grass change the composition of the soil in a bad way?

Maybe it would just be a good mulch if I left it on top. Or should I break it up and till it in a bit? Or should I not do it at all? Will it matter if the grass is brown or greening? I am not sure when I will do it. It may be April.

It's a partially sunny area where I'll plant some partially shade loving plants.

Thank you.


A few blocks north of downtown Golden, Colorado.

Jefferson County Colorado lawns and turf landscape design Posted over 6 years ago