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How can I convert a mulched bed to dirt, and should I?

We have several flower beds that are mulched. The problem with mulch is that if you buy it every year, it's quite expensive ($300-$500/year for us). And if you don't buy it every year, you get a lot ...
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How much calcium nitrate should I add to 32 fl. oz. of water?

I have some prilled Greenway Biotech calcium nitrate (15.5% nitrogen; 19% calcium) that I want to put in a 32 fluid ounce spray bottle to spray on the leaves of pepper and tomato plants, and such. If ...
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Cutting height of Cedar Hedges

Last September we planted a hedge about 200 feet long. We used white cedar and the trees were 9 - 10 feet tall. In mid-July my neighbour decided that they didn't care for it, so they chopped anywhere ...
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What is this plant with dark leaves and a red flower?

Can you name this plant which has quite dark leaves and a red flower:
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How to make Landscape Architecture design sketch like this?

I went to the Melbourne School of Design on OpenDay, I found theses beautiful Landscape Architecture design pictures. But I do not know how to create these pictures. Such as using what softwares, etc. ...
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Aerating with a garden fork: is it making the problem worse?

I would like to aerate my lawn but do not poses a lawn aerator. Would spiking the lawn with a garden fork be sufficient in aerating the soil or is it simply going to further compact the soil around ...
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Soil wetting compounds: are they effective?

Crystals, sprays, etc. Are soil wetting products effective to rejuvenate dry sections in a lawn? Any recommendations?
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Why doesn't my turf grow against the exterior wall?

My grass does not grow under the eve of the roof and against the brick wall even though the area receives full sun. Instead, a broadleaf grass intruder has taken over. What is causing this to happen? ...
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How can I stop my Ficus from dropping small pea-sized fruit?

My 30 year old, 20 foot tall outdoor Ficus drops fruit or seeds (pea size tan nut-like balls) in the summer. Is there any way to stop the production of these messy balls?
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What is the safest weed killer to use around a toddler?

I have a grass lawn, a vegetable garden, and a strawberry patch. The garden is in a raised bed, but no fabric under the soil or mulch on top. The strawberries were in a nice bed to themselves, but ...
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Garden tree seems “sick”

I have multiple of these trees and one of them seems "sick" - it barely has any leaves and there is some discoloration on it. Is there anything I can do to treat it or do I basically have to rip it ...
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Why are my Vinca and other potted plants wilting, despite following care instructions?

Some days ago I posted some doubts about my Vinca (probably a Catharansus rosea) because it started to look bad. After taking care of it as told, it kept getting worse. The same thing happened with ...
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Tomato cutting vs fruit products

My question is simple. If I cut off the non-flowering branches, will it force the plant to put more resources into the already growing fruits? More specifically, my tomato plant is growing beyond ...
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What are these bulbs and how do I get rid of them?

I've recently been removing weeds from a border, and found some bulbs growing throughtout. I remember seeing them last year too (I believe they grow as something grass like but not sure if they ...
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1answer
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What is this plant with purple cherry-shaped fruit?

I came across this beautiful plant in a botanical garden - what could it be?
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Small brown scales on my lemon tree [duplicate]

My small lemon tree has been showing these scabs for a while. They are brown, mm sized, and fall off very easily just touching them with a finger or a nail. Examining the soil with a lens I also noted ...
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1answer
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Can anyone identify this drupe fruit & seed?

This fruit & seed was given to me to identify -no leaves etc. Fruit is 4cm (1 inch) long, 3cm wide. Ribbed seed 3cm long with 1 seed per fruit. Drupe fruit flesh is brownish inside & faintly ...
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What's going on with my bay leaf? Burnt looking leaves?

I purchased a bay leaf plant and noticed that some of the leaves are appearing burnt. I haven't repotted the plant yet. It's sitting in a nice sunny spot and I've been watering it. I also noticed ...
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Why did a section of leaves on my Holly bush turn brown?

We have two East Malatka Holly bushes in our flowerbed, which were only planted 5 months ago (they were in 15 gal pots, so already pretty large). They have been doing well, until just the last week ...
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1answer
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How do you use potassium bicarbonate to control powdery mildew?

This post describes using potassium bicarbonate to control powdery mildew, but doesn't give any more info. So I'm looking for the following: Efficacy? Mixing rate? Application rate? Application ...
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Basil: Main stem keeps growing back after first pruning

I did the first pruning of my basil plants some weeks ago, and all of them have branched out healthily. But in reference to the main stem (the original, straight stem that I pinced earlier), I saw ...
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Spearmint Yield

would any of you know approximately how much spearmint I could get per plant? I am looking to buy a four tier greenhouse and fill it up completely with spearmint so I am not exactly sure how much the ...
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Identify hard brown “grass” in my yard

My dog is hesitant to walk on this crunchy, dead "grass". I didn't notice it much when the lawn was greener, but when this stuff started dying, it stays VERY rigid, and would be painful to walk on. ...
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1answer
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How to save tree harmed by urine?

Is it possible to save trees that are harmed by dog urine? I have some young trees which died some time ago, and at first I didn’t understand why that happened. But it happened very suddenly. The ...
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My yard is being taken over by crabgrass. How do I get rid of it?

As my question states half my yard is taken over by crab grass, how do I kill it off, and rejuvenate my yard while preventing more take overs?
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1answer
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Does soil need to be acidic for carnivorous plaints (droserae)

I'm still trying to grow carnivorous plants, and with reasonable success. Recommended: Peat / sphagnum moss Now generally, these plants grow in "wet, boggy, acidic soils" as every source will tell ...
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Potted Plants In fall

I would like to start learning how to horticulture. My first foray would be to try and get some potted plants to grow. So I was wondering do I need to wait till spring before planting my seeds? ...
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1answer
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Could someone identify this plant? [duplicate]

My daughter is old enough now to be able to access this plant in the garden and since its berries look just like blueberries, I just chopped the whole thing up because I don't know what it is. I'm in ...
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How to make a Tall Retaining Wall [migrated]

Recently, as in September this year, I bought a house. This house is on an extreme incline. I would like to level out this incline. The front first floor of the house sits level with the ground. The ...
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What tree do these little white flowers grow on?

My first guess was apricot, but google showed that that's wrong. Sorry for the somewhat tangential question. Thanks in advance.
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Help me kill this grass

Just wondering what this broad-leaf grass is called and how I can safety remove it from my "Blue Couch" (Digitaria didactyla) lawn. I've seen it take over many people's yards but have never known what ...
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1answer
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What Other Type Berries are growing with my Blackberries?

I am shocked to say the least. I was outdoors last night weeding my flowerbeds and some shrubs and I noticed the strangest thing. Our blackberry plants had something I'd never in my life seen. It's ...
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How do I keep egg shells from smelling while waiting to add them to composting soil?

I do worm composting for the outside garden. I wanted to add egg shells and some other things that will add to the soil but are hard to break down in the worm composting bin. Since it will be outside ...
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1answer
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Can someone tell me the name of this flower please

Can someone tell me the name of this flower please.
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1answer
43 views

Getting rid of a flame vine

We want to get rid of a flame vine. It's been cut to the ground every few years, but always comes back with a vengeance. How do we kill it or get rid of it forever? Thank you.
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What should I do to prevent citrus trees from “burned” branches? [duplicate]

I have 6 citrus trees which I treat same way but 2 of them have this problem and about 3 months ago 1 smaller has not survived. As a fertilizer I use agro nitrogen - phosphorus - potassium: 5 - 6 – 6 ...
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Is a zucchini that had a maggot under the flower still safe to eat?

My zucchini plant had vine borer. I did surgery on the plant to get rid of it and covered it back with soil. Before I did all of that, I cut off a zucchini that was ready to be picked. I took off ...
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What is the best way to remove a lot of dead cat grass leaves?

I have multiple groups of cat grass for decoration. They're about 6 months old and some of the leaves died, making it less appealing. Since there are a lot of them, what would be the best way to get ...
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Safe to use ABS for plant enclosure?

I'm planning on 3d printing an aeroponics enclosure out of ABS. Obviously there will be a high amount of water circulation involved. Is ABS a safe plastic to use? Will chemicals leach into the soil? ...
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1answer
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Do different varieties of a given crop require different types of soil?

For example, corn has a lot of varieties, namely varieties A-Z. Is it possible that corn variety A requires a different soil type to grow in than corn variety B? Or is it that this sort of thing is ...
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How to make concrete blocks secure in raised bed garden

I bought some concrete blocks and laid them out like this. The aim is to build a keyhole garden. Now I'm concerned that some could fall over. I've got a very curious German Shepherd who could hurt ...
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1answer
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How can I remove the orange stains left by grass weed and feed?

Last weekend I covered our garden in grass weed and feed, specifically EverGreen 360sqm Complete 4-in-1 Lawn Care, Lawn Food, Weed and Moss Killer Bag available here. It has rained every day since ...
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What's the name of this flower

It's about 100-150 cm high and grows in our garden in Sweden.
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1answer
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What's the difference between each fertilizer grade?

I've heard of at least a few different grades of fertilizer: Horticultural Grade Greenhouse Grade Solution Grade Agricultural Grade Farm Grade Fertilizer Grade Are these standards? Where are they ...
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1answer
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What's the name of this lovely plant?

My mother wants to know what this plant in her new garden is. Please help since I have no clue. It's South Korea here btw.
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1answer
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Taking care of a peach? tree

I moved into a home a couple of months ago, and there's what seems to be a peach tree in a container, right next to a Queen palm. Is this a peach tree? I can't tell as the fruit is really small and ...
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how to germinate blackberries seeds?

I ate some blackberries (last june) and keep some seeds. I tried to germinate some of them by two ways. First way, I used an empty white plastic jar where I put some water and seeds. I put the jar ...
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1answer
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Clematis, best advice on watering and growing techniques?

Just wondered if someone can share their knowledge on when it comes to looking after and growing clematis? I understand I have not long left until peak season is finished for these summer lovers, so ...
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1answer
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What is this white stuff on my lime tree and should I be concerned?

My otherwise healthy lime tree (5 years old), has an odd white growth over it's surface. The ants seem to enjoy it. Is this something that needs to be treated immediately or can I do it in the ...
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1answer
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Indoor small tea plant and Vinca care

Sorry to make a double question but I'm totally new. I live in an apartment, and I really want to have a tea plant, but unfortunately I have no space for huge plants. In here I read I can have certain ...

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