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06-25-09, 10:20 AM
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Posted By Newt

Bob, you are very welcome! It sounds like the...

Bob, you are very welcome! It sounds like the wood you are describing was not treated. We found that to be the case on our old decks when we started renovations.

I'd love to know what the pro...
06-25-09, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 981
Posted By Newt

Hi Helen, Without knowing how they dug,...

Hi Helen,

Without knowing how they dug, handled and watered these shrubs, it's difficult to say the cause of the wilt. Overwatering can cause the same problems. If they haven't perked up by...
06-25-09, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By Newt

Mary, you are so very welcome! Remember to lift...

Mary, you are so very welcome! Remember to lift with your knees. :) You might consider using a tarp or other heavy plastic to put the soil on that you remove. Then you can drag the tarp to...
06-24-09, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By Newt

Sgull, you are very welcome! If you find you...

Sgull, you are very welcome! If you find you must yank them, at least have pruners and trim the ends of the broken and torn roots so there is a clean cut. It will give them a better chance to heal...
06-24-09, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,153
Posted By Newt

Sounds like oleander gall. Is this what you see?...

Sounds like oleander gall. Is this what you see?
http://ag.arizona.edu/plp/plpext/diseases/trees/oleander/olegall.htm

Here's a list of diseases of oleander....
06-24-09, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,014
Posted By Newt

Hi Bob, This site will explain why you are...

Hi Bob,

This site will explain why you are seeing different sizes and colors of carpenter ants and more.
http://entowww.tamu.edu/extension/bulletins/l-1783.html

Good luck with your deck!
Newt
06-24-09, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,848
Posted By Newt

Hi Wallyp, I agree with the others. You...

Hi Wallyp,

I agree with the others. You need to add lots of organic material. Feed the soil and you feed the plants. The plants have been depleting the soil for a long time and not giving back....
06-24-09, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By Newt

Sgull, with no disrespect to Gunguy, ripping them...

Sgull, with no disrespect to Gunguy, ripping them out of the ground is NOT the way to go. You are ripping the roots and not cutting them cleanly, thereby allowing fungus and bacteria to enter. ...
06-24-09, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,437
Posted By Newt

Hi Ekseattle, I wouldn't recommend you put...

Hi Ekseattle,

I wouldn't recommend you put down landscape cloth or a weed barrier. The roots of your plants won't be able to go deep into the soil, and if there are drought conditions, they will...
06-24-09, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,205
Posted By Newt

Hi Husbus, I truly understand your concerns....

Hi Husbus,

I truly understand your concerns. We had to have a termite treatment around the perimeter of our home. Within a week we found 6 dead toads. :( Find out exactly which product(s) they...
06-24-09, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By Newt

Hi Dennis, Here's how to transplant...

Hi Dennis,

Here's how to transplant Rhododendrons.
http://www.rhododendron.org/transplant.htm

Good luck with your porch project.
Newt
06-24-09, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By Newt

Hi Mary, Yes, if you are going to put...

Hi Mary,



Yes, if you are going to put down 2" of mulch, dig down at least 3".



You want to have the top of the mulch a bit lower then the sidewalk or a heavy rain will make a mess. The...
06-24-09, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,139
Posted By Newt

Hi Cactaur, I think you will find that the...

Hi Cactaur,

I think you will find that the play sand will attract ants, etc and will shift over time, especially if there is no frame to hold it in place. Sounds like you need to have him remove...
06-24-09, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,307
Posted By Newt

Hi Sean, Yes, we've rented them. The rental...

Hi Sean,

Yes, we've rented them. The rental company gave us a demo and showed us how to use it. Here's a couple of sites that might be helpful....
06-24-09, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,593
Posted By Newt

Hi Denny, It's probably a little late for...

Hi Denny,

It's probably a little late for this now, but call the manufacturer of the product you used. They should have a toll free help line.

Newt
06-24-09, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 738
Posted By Newt

Hi Dave, You have me totally confused. Of...

Hi Dave,

You have me totally confused. Of course a tree grows up from the tip and yes, trees do shed their lower limbs.

Does that answer your question? Maybe you might enjoy reading here....
06-24-09, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 705
Posted By Newt

Hi Bibbus, Not sure who said something about...

Hi Bibbus,

Not sure who said something about "Miracle Acid". Maybe you mean Miracid? I wouldn't use both products at once. You could harm your plants.

On the site that said to only use a...
06-24-09, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By Newt

Rudy, you might find this helpful. ...

Rudy, you might find this helpful.
http://www.agry.purdue.edu/turf/pubs/agry9804.htm

Newt
06-24-09, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 9,456
Posted By Newt

Hi Sktch, Sadly the photo is gone. Any pics...

Hi Sktch,

Sadly the photo is gone. Any pics of your own?

Newt
06-24-09, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 859
Posted By Newt

Hi Brooksjc, You might find this helpful. ...

Hi Brooksjc,

You might find this helpful.
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/bamboo/msg1022004918801.html

Newt
06-24-09, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 601
Posted By Newt

Hi Karen, Potentilla are usually carefree...

Hi Karen,

Potentilla are usually carefree plants. If you planted large shrubs I'm thinking that maybe the one that isn't blooming was pruned back last year before you purchased it and that is why...
06-24-09, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 37,352
Posted By Newt

Needhelp, your pest doesn't look like a drugstore...

Needhelp, your pest doesn't look like a drugstore beetle to me. Maybe a cigarette beetle?
http://entnem.ufl.edu/creatures/urban/stored/drugstore_beetle.htm...
06-24-09, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,137
Posted By Newt

Hi Androsian, I've not heard of that but did...

Hi Androsian,

I've not heard of that but did a google search with: dry wood termites formaldehyde vapor
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=dry+wood+termites+formaldehyde+vapor&aq=f&oq=&aqi=
...
06-24-09, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,103
Posted By Newt

From this site with lots of helpful info on...

From this site with lots of helpful info on removing skunk smell:
http://unexco.com/pub/hints.html



Newt
Replies: 2
Views: 2,860
Posted By Newt

Hi Michael, Sounds like yellowing from too...

Hi Michael,

Sounds like yellowing from too much rain. Generally perennial vines are not fertilized as that will cause leaf growth at the expense of flowers. Your honeysuckle sounds like the...
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