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Hi: I have had great luck with boxwoods. As...

Hi:

I have had great luck with boxwoods. As I remember, they have something that deer do not like and boxwoods usually stay green. Another advantage is that they can be pruned to whatever...
04-24-11, 06:20 AM
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Hi jkuzk: Running a heavy roller over the...

Hi jkuzk:

Running a heavy roller over the lawn only compacts the soil and makes it difficult for the roots to spread. Not good for the lawn. Raking in soil in the low spots as Marksr suggests is...
04-16-11, 10:06 AM
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Posted By BigRedSoxFan

Hi Slugworth: Here is the information about...

Hi Slugworth:

Here is the information about the grub life cycle that I got from the New York Extension Service about 20 years ago. It has worked for me since then.

Grub Life Cycle:
1. When it...
04-09-11, 01:51 PM
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Posted By BigRedSoxFan

Hi mcquick: Could be a lot of things - not...

Hi mcquick:

Could be a lot of things - not all of them are problems. I can't tell anything from the photo.

The first thing I would suggest is to ask your neighbors if they have noticed this...
04-06-11, 09:21 AM
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Posted By BigRedSoxFan

Hi Birch: Use the site to find the telephone...

Hi Birch:

Use the site to find the telephone number of your county extension service. Call that place and they can tell you about the soil testing.
04-02-11, 07:21 AM
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Posted By BigRedSoxFan

Hi Birch: You asked: "Is there a brand/type...

Hi Birch:

You asked: "Is there a brand/type of soil test you recommend?"

I never thought about a different brand or type. Generally I've used my local county extension service with is a service...
04-01-11, 07:55 AM
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Posted By BigRedSoxFan

Hi farache: Any company you select should be...

Hi farache:

Any company you select should be willing to tell you what insurance they have AND be willing to provide you with the insurance company and the policy number. It'd easy for you to check...
03-31-11, 09:52 AM
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Posted By BigRedSoxFan

Hi farache: IMO if you have to ask how to...

Hi farache:

IMO if you have to ask how to take down a tree "surrounding" your house, the very first thing you have to do is to get a written statement from your insurance company that you are...
03-31-11, 09:40 AM
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Posted By BigRedSoxFan

Hi Birch: I wasn't familar with the term...

Hi Birch:

I wasn't familar with the term "slit seeding" so I got this definition from the Scotts web site:

"In order for grass seed to germinate, it must be in constant contact with moist soil....
03-29-11, 08:32 AM
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Hi Kensington: You didn't say that you ARE...

Hi Kensington:

You didn't say that you ARE having water flow into your basement after the trees came down. If not, why do you think you'll have a problem?

I agree with Wayne Mitchell, erosion...
03-23-11, 11:19 AM
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Posted By BigRedSoxFan

This is their website: Lawn Irrigation Parts...

This is their website:

Lawn Irrigation Parts (http://www.sprinklerwarehouse.com/Lawn-Irrigation-Parts-s/7728.htm)

They have contact information there that will tell you who might sell their...
03-21-11, 08:47 AM
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Posted By BigRedSoxFan

My sprinkler hits the mail box. I never thought...

My sprinkler hits the mail box. I never thought of any issues.
03-21-11, 08:44 AM
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Posted By BigRedSoxFan

Hi Emarry: Yes, there are landscape...

Hi Emarry:

Yes, there are landscape engineers. I think that they are a branch of civil engineering. Generally, they would work on large projects.

I have had good luck getting advice on solving...
03-21-11, 08:19 AM
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Posted By BigRedSoxFan

Don't kill the lady bugs. They're good guys that...

Don't kill the lady bugs. They're good guys that eat the aphids.

I grew up around Chicago. Still also a Cub fan in spite of the goat curse.

I suggest a seed mixture with Perennial Rye...
03-21-11, 08:07 AM
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Posted By BigRedSoxFan

Hi Bmahon: I am not a structural engineer,...

Hi Bmahon:

I am not a structural engineer, but IMHO:

1) If you are NOT on a hill where the water could be washing the soil away under your slab.

2) If this has existed since 1983 (27...
03-21-11, 08:00 AM
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Posted By BigRedSoxFan

Hi Wetstuff: Forget grass. Two...

Hi Wetstuff:

Forget grass.

Two suggestions:

1) Consider a ground cover suitable for your area.

2) Create a "wild area" with plants that do well in shade (rhododendrons and azaleas) and a...
03-21-11, 07:45 AM
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Posted By BigRedSoxFan

Hi Rockford33: Adding compost would help...

Hi Rockford33:

Adding compost would help improve your topsoil, but your real problem is the solving drainage issue.

My experience with damp, soggy lawn areas is that adding something on top of...
03-21-11, 06:32 AM
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Posted By BigRedSoxFan

Hi Ernie: Most of the homes we've owned in...

Hi Ernie:

Most of the homes we've owned in the eastern US have had acidic soil and benefited from the addition of lime. If your area has a lot of pines, rhododendrons or azaleas, lime will help...
03-19-11, 07:48 AM
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Posted By BigRedSoxFan

We've had good luck with clumps of shag-bark...

We've had good luck with clumps of shag-bark river birch. I've seen them around KC, but not if you live in the western part.
03-19-11, 07:42 AM
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Posted By BigRedSoxFan

Its important to know where you live and when you...

Its important to know where you live and when you start all this so that you use the right grub killer.

For example if you live around Boston, you would see the first grub damage in early April....
03-08-11, 07:45 AM
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Posted By BigRedSoxFan

Hi diyrich: The key to grub control is to...

Hi diyrich:

The key to grub control is to understand their life cycle:

1. In winter the grubs from last year are deep in the soil and are inactive.

2. As your soil warms, the grubs come to...
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Posted By BigRedSoxFan

Hi ChipsMom: You usually have to remove the...

Hi ChipsMom:

You usually have to remove the window trim on the side (and maybe bottom). This isn't too big a job if you are careful. Here'a a link to a website with instructions:

How to Replace...
11-20-10, 09:50 AM
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Posted By BigRedSoxFan

Hi Venkman781: You said that you can see the...

Hi Venkman781:

You said that you can see the water on the 'joists'. If you mean the basement ceiling joists, does that mean the water is entering your house above the foundation?

Several houses...
05-18-10, 02:08 PM
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Posted By BigRedSoxFan

Purple is all that the big box stores sell. Their...

Purple is all that the big box stores sell. Their prices are good, but I get tired of the same color also. We put in several white flowering ones this year.

Rhododendrons grow great around Boston....
05-18-10, 04:42 AM
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Posted By BigRedSoxFan

Hi Adamd7: As I remember, NE PA has a lot of...

Hi Adamd7:

As I remember, NE PA has a lot of pine trees which indicates acidic soil which is favorable for rhododendrons and azaleas. If you get the right species of rhododendron they'll grow to...
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