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09-15-15, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By NorthernWinds

It's definitely not a willow. They're graceful...

It's definitely not a willow. They're graceful with tiny leaves.

From what I can see, it looks more like the invasive Tree of Heaven:
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08-16-15, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,778
Posted By NorthernWinds

Tent caterpillars can defoliate foliage. I've...

Tent caterpillars can defoliate foliage. I've only had a small infestation once, on some unwanted junk trees. I cut off the affected branches with a plastic bag beneath and set them out for...
07-14-15, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By NorthernWinds

You have quite a challenge, but also an...

You have quite a challenge, but also an opportunity for a lot of creativity.

The soil on top of the slope doesn't appear to be very good soil - it looks fairly sandy and could use some...
06-09-15, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,785
Posted By NorthernWinds

What's the soil like underneath the area where...

What's the soil like underneath the area where the grass is more sparse, and was this area elevated above the remaining lower part of the lawn, or was it the actual level before any landscaping was...
06-08-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By NorthernWinds

Lilacs can send out new shoots. I'm assuming...

Lilacs can send out new shoots. I'm assuming the leaves aren't the same as those on your lilac bush? A photo would really help as if the shoots aren't lilacs, they could be anything.
06-03-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,075
Posted By NorthernWinds

I’m with those who feel that some of the trees...

I’m with those who feel that some of the trees should just be removed. They’re beautiful trees, and form a wonderful wind break, but they are too close together. I also wouldn’t be inclined to...
06-02-15, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By NorthernWinds

You can also take cuttings from the boxwood; they...

You can also take cuttings from the boxwood; they root quite easily. Depending on the various weather conditions, their little seeds can also be blown around and sprout readily. I must have 3 -...
05-26-15, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By NorthernWinds

Just guessing but I think tilling would disturb...

Just guessing but I think tilling would disturb if not damage the tree roots, which I suspect are growing out and down the slope.

There are some low growing evergreens that are considered ground...
05-25-15, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By NorthernWinds

My sister had a house with a front yard sloping...

My sister had a house with a front yard sloping as yours does., although there was a drainage ditch at the base of the front yard. The rain ran downhill and collected in the drainage ditch, which...
05-25-15, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By NorthernWinds

My understanding is that all fresh manure should...

My understanding is that all fresh manure should be aged before application, not only because of the heat potentially harming the plants but also because of possible pathogens.
05-18-15, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By NorthernWinds

No expert here but I have grown a small variety...

No expert here but I have grown a small variety of floribundas, teas, climbers and of course those lovely creations of David Austin.

I agree - the trunk should be set much lower. And when you...
05-13-15, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By NorthernWinds

Looks a lot like a sunflower seedling, but...

Looks a lot like a sunflower seedling, but sometimes their leaves are just a little bit more pointed. Could be a variety or hybrid though.

Are there any sunflowers and lots of active birds...
05-08-15, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By NorthernWinds

Re your concern about the effects of mulch, mold...

Re your concern about the effects of mulch, mold and moisture... you can vary the depth and thickness of the mulch as well as the kind when using organic mulch. And it shouldn't be too close to...
05-08-15, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By NorthernWinds

It would also help to see a larger photo of the...

It would also help to see a larger photo of the seed heads. I have something like this in the garden and just pull it up and compost it.
05-06-15, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By NorthernWinds

If they would normally be producing new growth by...

If they would normally be producing new growth by now but haven't, it's probably a good likelihood that they won't, and you could trim out the dead parts. If they don't normally produce new...
05-06-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,267
Posted By NorthernWinds

Uh, oh, looks like I should have added some...

Uh, oh, looks like I should have added some caveats with my suggestion of using morning glories to kill the stumps.

First, I wasn’t able to determine where SnakeCat lived, but assumed that it was...
05-03-15, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By NorthernWinds

I agree that salt tolerant species are better...

I agree that salt tolerant species are better because you don't have to worry about the effect of the salt. One of the Victory Garden episodes featured salt tolerant plants, but I don't recall...
04-30-15, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,267
Posted By NorthernWinds

I have somewhat of a different perspective, from...

I have somewhat of a different perspective, from that of a gardener who tries to find uses in the resources that you want to eliminate (no criticism of anyone intended), and who doesn't have the...
04-29-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By NorthernWinds

Do you know what kind of bulbs they are? The...

Do you know what kind of bulbs they are? The foliage looks like a daylily but the tuber does not.

If you can determine what kind they are, you have a few other options:

(a) Call local...
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