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Weeping Willow tree dying??

Can you recommend to me an arbor specialist in the Arvada Co area that I can have look at my sick tree?
I need to see if I can save it and would appreciate help if you know of someone. I looked in the phone book but that does not tell me who is a specialist. I don't want a tree trimmer but a person that can diagnose.
Thank you!

Jefferson County Colorado Posted about 4 hours ago

Seeding a lawn

My family purchased a new construction home in Pueblo West near the reservoir. We have an acre of land and would like to have some grass. A friend suggested we plant clover for drought resistance and low maintenance purposes. I have a few questions about this: 1) Is clover suitable for this type of area. 2) We are not able to hire a lawn company because of COVID 19 issues. Would we be able to do this ourselves? Where would we come up with top soil, how would we spread it, and is that even necessary? (I assume it is). Also, what is the best way to apply seed and how would we go about doing that ourselves?

Pueblo County Colorado Posted about 4 hours ago

How to prune the top of scrub oak properly and what time of year?

My home is surrounded by scrub oak trees. I'd like to prune the tops so that I have views from our upper bedrooms. What is the best way to do it and best time of year?

Thank you! Jeff Roberts

Davis County Utah Posted about 8 hours ago

too late for a pre-emergent?

Hi, I'm located in Colorado Springs and we've had some warm days this week. It will be in 50-60 degrees in the next few days and followed by low temps and snow. I've read that applying a pre-emergent can occur mid-March to early April. I missed the mid-March time frame.

Is it too late to apply a pre-emergent?

El Paso County Colorado Posted about 9 hours ago

Weed ID

I planted a new yard last fall, and this spring I’ve found this plant (see picture) growing all over in the grass. Any idea what it is and the best way to get rid of it?

Arapahoe County Colorado Posted about 10 hours ago

Tomato blossom end rot

Can calcium citrate be used instead of calcium nitrate to prevent blossom end rot? Thank you.

Adams County Colorado Posted about 11 hours ago

ornamental grass trimming

Can ornamental grasses be trimmed now April 8th 2020? If so how far back should they be trimmed?

Adams County Colorado Posted about 12 hours ago

Type of Grass Hay

I have an existing field planted with a type of what appears to be Orchard Grass, not sure of exactly what type of hay it is.. it has broad leaves and stems out at about 2 1/2 ft. Prior to cutting. I'm located in Loma, Colorado . 81524. What d be the best type of grass to grow in this area. Would orchard grass or a tall fescue be the better grass.....

Mesa County Colorado Posted about 12 hours ago

dexter cattle holding chute

i have a very small herd of Dexters and need a sqeeze to restrain them for vet visits, dosing , etc. Moveable would be a plus and wood prefered over metal. Adjustable for sheep would be truly awsome!

Clallam County Washington Posted about 12 hours ago

Why Are There So Many Pine Cones This Year?

I think we mostly have Ponderosa pines here in Larkspur. We are having a ridiculous bumper crop of pine cones this year. We are all wondering what causes it? Obviously weather, but what kind of weather? Thanks!

Douglas County Colorado Posted about 13 hours ago