San Jacinto County, Texas

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Erosion Control for Land against Gully

My property has a very gentle slope to it. Running the length of it, on the backside, is a gully of caliche. Our property line has vanished into that gully by about 30 - 40 ft in some areas. Right now, the back part of our property is mostly underbrush with a few trees. When my father was alive, he tried everything to stop the erosion (cheaply, of course - can't afford a bulkhead or anything like that). He threw huge sacks of seeds of mimosa trees, chinese tallow, etc. in the gully. Then planted trees (there were already some pines) of various kinds on top on our property. I would like to start another "battle with the gully".

I would like to know if you, being the experts, would have some suggestions. I would hate to have all our property go off the side of the thing. Maybe suggest some plants, grasses, low shrubs and trees (fast growing ones, of course) we could plant to hold it in as long as possible. HELP!



San Jacinto County Texas over 5 years ago

Barn Swallows

How do you suggest we get rid of them? They keep coming back to our porches every year.



San Jacinto County Texas about 6 years ago

Can my sick live oak be saved?

We have a medium sized live oak that suddenly lost almost all of its leaves this week. Earlier this year, we had a construction project that required several large trucks to pass over the root system on one side. Also, there are signs of overwatering with the soil being very moist and substantial brown patch appearing in the St. Augustine under the tree. I stopped watering, but was wondering if there was anything else I should do to try to save this tree.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated,
David of Camilla


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San Jacinto County Texas over 6 years ago

potato problem

I live in Coldspring, San Jacinto County, Texas. My potato plants have begun to spot, turn yellow, and wilt. What shall I do?


San Jacinto County Texas about 5 years ago

Can you identify this mushroom grouping and is it edible?

I'm attaching a photo of the group at the base of the redbud tree stump, and a second of a grouping we picked out of the sand showing the underneath. Frances (The third mushroom is 9.5" long on a white oak stump. Can you identify it also?)


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San Jacinto County Texas over 3 years ago

Calf's knee joint

My cow was in labor for about 24 hours before we could get her pinned, loaded, and taken to the vet. She had to have a C-section. The cow and bull calf lived. The calf's tongue, right leg, and left leg were showing when the cow was trying to give birth. The calf's head, tongue, and left and right leg were swollen, and all have gone down except the knee joint on the right leg. Now, the skin is busted and proud flesh is coming on. The leg cannot bend out. The leg is drawn up, and I cannot get the leg from the knee joint down to touch the ground. The calf is hopping on three legs, and the right leg just dangles.

My vet said he doesn't know what else can be done except to put down the calf and suggested I contact you. My vet believes that the leg's circulation is no more and that the tendons have frozen in place and cannot be repaired. I have soaked the leg and am irrigating the leg and putting Granulex on the proud flesh. This calf is two weeks old and has so much determination to live and has been through so much that I just cannot see him being put down. He has a great appetite and is doing great except this leg. I do not have a lot of money but was wondering how much it would cost to have the calf examined and to see whether there is anything that can be done. If you need any more information or my vet's number, I will be happy to give it to you. Thank you for your time.


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San Jacinto County Texas about 7 years ago

Pimento pepper

What is the best pimento pepper to grow in East Texas ?


San Jacinto County Texas almost 6 years ago

St. Augustine Damage

Can you guys help me identify this damage to my St. Augustine lawn? It's been this was since the end of summer and I've treated it for fungus and cinch bugs with no improvement. Could it be grubs? You assistance is really appreciated.


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San Jacinto County Texas over 7 years ago

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