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02-21-14, 11:19 AM
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Posted By greensboro_man

uRabbit, You have a significant problem. All...

uRabbit, You have a significant problem. All this surface moisture has nowhere to go. This constant excess of soil moisture can do bad things to not only your home but to your health also. My...
12-27-10, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,234
Posted By greensboro_man

rock under drain pipe

Regardng gavel under your drain pipe, If you would prefer having it there would certainly be no problem in doing that. Actually it simpy adds an additional path for excess moisture to travel away...
11-09-06, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,002
Posted By greensboro_man

safty first

Newts' recommendation that you hire a professional for the job you described is spot on. With all due respect the fact you are asking the type questions you are is proof certain that you are not...
11-07-06, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By greensboro_man

Newt makes an excellent point......as usual

I hope we all realize what a marvelous horticultural resource Newt is. I am continuously amazed at the remarkable amount of quality information she routinely delivers. Sorry.. back to the point,...
10-22-06, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By greensboro_man

stub city

Having been in the business in both the "old school" and the "new school" eras I can tell you that, as it is in many aspects of the green and growing world, there are often many different ways to...
10-22-06, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,721
Posted By greensboro_man

best of both worlds

mulched up leaves make an excellent mulch for your landscaped beds. If you desire a more formal "mulched" appearence after all the leaves have fallen you can top your beds off with store bought...
10-10-06, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,190
Posted By greensboro_man

muratic acid/soil stained large rock

Yes muratic acid is serious stuff but it does work. With careful application/handling it's not out of the question for do it yourselfers.

In my experience in most heavy duty cleaning projects...
10-01-06, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,370
Posted By greensboro_man

white rock/landscape fabric curse

This is a text book example of why gardeners/landscapers should think long and hard before using any of the non organic mulches such as white rock, brick chips, lava rock, ground up tires, etc.
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10-01-06, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,528
Posted By greensboro_man

politely disagree

Unlike the soil steriliants we used back in the old days I have never found round up to travel laterally. Since its' action is through leaf absorbtion the more likely cause of your problem is...
10-01-06, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,013
Posted By greensboro_man

control issues

I agree that spring is probably the best time to divide hostas but it certainly could be done in the fall if need be. This applies to some other divideable plants such as liriope.

A tool I have...
09-11-06, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,228
Posted By greensboro_man

Near death experience

Unfortunately I know of no easy way to do the project you've described. You can try the method my next door neighbor used on me as a green teenager long ago... he paid me 2 bucks to dig out a...
09-11-06, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By greensboro_man

Shouldn't be that hard to find

I'm presuming you are refering to the "corkscrew" willow. Is it possible that the nursery people you have contacted didn't know exactly what you were looking for? It's not a very popular variety...
09-08-06, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,528
Posted By greensboro_man

additional points

You will often have some settleing of the material used betwen your brick pavers, get some of the same material to top it off as needed. Apply some and sweep it into the joints.

Apply your Round...
08-21-06, 10:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,415
Posted By greensboro_man

Rain on day of parade

I"m glad things worked out well for you but I have to point out that using Round up in an edible garden area is prohibited on the product label.

I think you"ll need to stick to non edible...
08-18-06, 08:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,415
Posted By greensboro_man

one more look

My problem is I have done this sort of project countless times and am burdened by said first hand practical experience. I live 90 miles away from Charlotte and have done work in that area.

You...
08-08-06, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,017
Posted By greensboro_man

Pole pruner selection

Having used pole pruners for a long time my personal preference is the fiberglass telescoping pole model. It offers a great many options regarding length and certainly is capable of reaching much...
08-08-06, 10:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,415
Posted By greensboro_man

practical application

CandiMan RE#1 You will probably need less of the soil conditioner than the 6-7 cu yds you calculated. IMO, especially considering the large scale project you're undertaking, bagged pine bark soil...
08-05-06, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 22,518
Posted By greensboro_man

Framing vs. hiding

I wholeheartedly agree with twelvepoles' advice regarding tree placement in your front yard. There seems to be a universal tendency to plant 2 trees dead in front of many homes. As twelvepole...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By greensboro_man

One of my children has a long ranch style home...

One of my children has a long ranch style home built of concrete block that's been painted. What are her options with stucco? Cost is a big issue. Would the structure have to be sandblasted? What...
07-28-06, 10:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,415
Posted By greensboro_man

Organic matter is a good thing

It would be highly desireable to add organic matter to your "top soil". A simple and effective way to do this is to add pine bark soil conditioner which is simply ground up pine bark (roughly...
07-28-06, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,517
Posted By greensboro_man

Dry clay= bricks

Dry, hard clay can be very difficult to dig. If you will throughly soak the area with a sprinkler, wait a day then you will be amazed at how much easier the clay soil will be to dig.

As an...
07-27-06, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,411
Posted By greensboro_man

To grind or not to grind

If you will make sure that your tree service makes its' final cut FLUSH with the ground then the stump wont be obtrusive and you can just let it slowly decay. Being that close to the structure I...
07-27-06, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,792
Posted By greensboro_man

Reserch, round up.

Newt ( my favorite poster )

This important research tends to support my urging gardeners to use this product sparingly. There is a tendency for folks to think if a little is good alot is better. ...
07-27-06, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,043
Posted By greensboro_man

Wild grass plants...

When you say wild grass plants are you referring to ornamental grass plants? If so in my experience success with hot summer planting depends entirely on your willingness to provide water to the new...
07-27-06, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,234
Posted By greensboro_man

Planting questions

That would definitely be ok. Just be sure that the well compacted sub soil has the needed slope away from the foundation.

That was the right question to ask, Best of luck...Greensboro_man
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