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What's the difference between drop spreaders and rotary spreaders?

Why are there two kinds of spreaders and which one should I get? This is not a question of product recommendation, but rather, which kind of spreader is more popular and why? Or should I have one of ...
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Does pouring dish detergent down a chipmunk hole get rid of them from my garden?

I read that pouring dish detergent down an animal hole in the garden will cause the animal to leave the area. Does this work and does it kill the plants? I have a problem with chipmunks in a flower ...
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hortensia and brown leaves

I have an hortensia which is getting more and more brown leaves (see pictures) Ground seems OK (not dry). Any idea on a possible cause?
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Why does watering a plant cause temperature changes?

When watering my sunchokes I notice they get as cold as the water going on the plants. Why is the water cooling the plant so quickly instead of over time, and not staying at about the same temperature ...
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1answer
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Using Lawn fertilizer for other plants?

I have leftover lawn fertilizer (16-6-8) from the time I used to have a lawn. Can I use this fertilizer for anything else, trees, vegetable garden, xeriscape plants, bulbs? If so, how would I adjust ...
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Is there a difference between Aspirin, Tylenol, and Advil when growing tomatoes? [on hold]

People are suggesting planting with Aspirin, but would Advil, and Tylenol do the same thing?
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What causes trees to june drop a main branch?

The other day we had a tree June drop a main branch during a calm period on a windy day (I was in the yard at the time, and it probably would've fallen the other direction had there been some wind at ...
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What breed of chickens would make the best lawn mowers for a food forest?

I'm looking for a type of chicken that I can put in a shed on the edge of the lawn, will grow quickly, stay in their yard as well as not bother my crop too much. What breeds would you recommend that I ...
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Oak Leaf Blister (Taphrina caerulescens)

I'm pretty certain my oak has Taphrina caerulescens symptoms. There is yellow bulbs on it since the beginning of the summer. Can it endanger the tree health? How can it be cured?
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Grafting black walnut onto English walnut

I have a healthy three year old English walnut. It is about 8 feet tall and 5 feet wide. It was purchased at one of the large home improvement stores (I don't remember which) so the tree itself may ...
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How to remove unwanted Plants from the garden easily [on hold]

My garden was full of unwanted plants which takes nutrition of my plants. Its growing again and again even after I removing from the garden. Is there anyway I can easily remove the Plants from my ...
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1answer
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Do 3 in 1 plantings cause girdling?

I was watching some videos on how to plant trees close together, and was wondering if doing a 3 in 1 planting will cause girdling, or any other problems.
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1answer
22 views

String trimmer lines, What types and whats best? [on hold]

I know about the different shapes for string trimmer (weed wacker) like square and round and all the others. But there is plastic and nylon and stuff like that. I have a 0.065" size trimmer and deal ...
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Sand and gravel appearing in garden

After every rainstorm here in south florida, the landscape has been full of sand and gravel that I rake every week, but it continues to appear again and again out of nowhere - Anyone with a suggestion ...
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Hose timer on outdoor spigots with built-in anti-siphon valve

Not knowing any better, I bought an Orbit watering timer, connected one side to the frost-free spigot and the other to a soaker irrigation hose. The spigot side of the timer was always turned on, and ...
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1answer
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Is trimming up the branches of a conifer a bad idea?

I've seen people cut off lower branches on conifers so they could put stuff under it. Is this a bad idea for a 30 foot tall tree? Instead of hostas doing low PH food bushes under pine trees:
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Why do landscapers seem to always plant the most slow growing trees in parking lots?

I see this consistently - oaks, usually. Why not plant trees that are short lived and grow quickly (mullberry, tulip poplar, etc.) instead? And almost always the trees they plant never make it to ...
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What is wrong with my beefsteak tomato?

My beefsteak tomato is setting lots of fruit, but the larger leaves are curling, and have fine black spots. The pot is 24x24 inches, and the soil is miracle gro. It's new in this pot this year. ...
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Organic mulch as a compost substitute

For our minimal budget garden (in LA) we have been using the city's organic compost as a soil amendment. This compost is made from yard trimmings. It's mostly broken down, but there are small sticks ...
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1answer
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Diagnosis: capsicum plants with holes in leaves, brown spots - no bugs visible

While growing chili plants indoors and lately holes in the leaves and brown spots have started to appear. Images: There are no bugs visible on the leaves. The plants are grown indoors, have ample ...
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1answer
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How to prune a fiddle leaf fig tree

I have had this fiddle leaf fig tree (ficus lyrata) for about a year and it has grown a lot of new leaves along three of its branches, but not on any others. In fact, many small, dry leaves have ...
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1answer
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Cutting sunflower teddy bear

I grow sunflower named (teddy bear) It was so amazing but now its stop making a new flowers What should i do to make it grow more flowers? And what the good way to cut them? I don't want dry the ...
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1answer
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Avocado Seedlings cold tolerance

I have a couple of avocado seedlings grown from pip (can't help it, its an addiction - I know Im better off with grafted ones, and have those too !) - I'm running out of space on my Window Sill and ...
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1answer
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found this mint like plant in my back yard, help?

This mint like plant is growing up against a stone wall. The stem is square and the leaves are opposite. There are small flower buds at every section of leaves, white in color. Very minimal mint smell,...
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1answer
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What is the name of this pink flower wirh spatulate shape leaves and bulb root?

Dark green Spatulate entire leaves, 5 petals light pink and darkening to deep pink at the edges. The petals fan outward. My cousin bought the bulb and had no idea what it would look like until it ...
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The Forsythia bush that ate New York

I have a Forsythia bush that over the last 16 years has swallowed up about 25% of my yard. It has not yet started to demand blood feedings. I think its plan is to take over the whole town and then run ...
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What is this “unscented” small Eucalypt landscape tree in California?

I would like to identify this tree, and particularly to confirm or eliminate it as a possible host for Thaumastocoris peregrinus recently sighted nearby. The leaves are glossy and have no eucalyptol ...
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1answer
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When designing an agroforestry project what is the proper way to design heights of different plants to work together?

I'm building an agroforestry (food forest) area in the yard, and was wondering how to exactly lay out the plants so they work well together. I'm putting in: Aronia X2 American Persimmon X2 Red ...
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How fast do paw paw trees sucker up?

A pawpaw tree sounds amazing, so I'm considering growing some. is that a bad idea for a small yard?
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1answer
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how to protect young tree from leafcutter bee

every season a leaf-cutter bee chews hundreds of holes in my redbud tree's leaves. The tree is only three years old and I worry that it won't thrive. How can I protect it?
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Counteracting Black Walnut or Cedar mulch

I heavily mulched both my garden and food forest with mulch and later learned that the mulch contained Black Walnut and/or Cenar chippings. As a result, I can tell you exactly which plants are ...
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What's the issue with my avocado plant?

This leaf fell off the plant few days ago.. But I've been noticing this leaf one side dried for almost a month before that, is anything wrong with my plant, is it trying to tell me something? I ...
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1answer
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Is my tree diseased? Can I cure it?

I have a two-year-old apricot tree about six feet tall growing in a salvaged water tank. Many if not most of the leaves have one or more of little "blisters" on their stalks, as shown below (each ...
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Help identify this oak tree

This is from a tree growing in central WA state, but since it's in a yard, it could be from anywhere. The small seeds look very much like acorns, so it appears to be an oak of some kind. But what ...
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1answer
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Will a hebe bud from old growth?

I have fairly mature Hebe (albicans, I think) which suffered badly in the late frost this year in the UK. After trimming back all the clearly dead growth, there are some big gaps. All the active ...
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Cherry Tomato - Less Fruits on upper Trusses

I am planting Sweet Aperitif Cherry Tomato (Cordon Variety) which is well know with the very high yield. The first 4 trusses (Lower trusses) have about 35+ fruits each, but the new trusses (upper) ...
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How to cure brown lawn. Grass stalks look too long

When I try to mow my lawn to a normal shortish height it looks yellow as the stalks (stems)of the grass are too long and the green leaves are cut off. It's there any way to make the grass put it's ...
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Cut the iris stem to the rhizome or only as far as the bottom leafs?

I have bearded iris growing at 7,000 feet. I want to see which of the iris will rebloom this season, and when the blooms are finished, to split and propagate the plants. In either case, it's my ...
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1answer
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What am I doing wrong with my crepe myrtle?

My tree is about 10 years old, it has six main trunks and is roughly 20' tall. The trunks don't seem to get any thicker and Now that it has bloomed, the flowers have pulled the tops to the ground. ...
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Is there anything I need to worry about when growing the mulberry tree?

I tried to get some sea berries for the yard, but my parents made me send them back due to the suckering/invasive nature. Do I need to worry about anything with the mulberry tree similar to what I had ...
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Yellow flower with 13ish spiked petals, orange outer center, and yellow-green inner center?

A friend spotted the flower in Monument, Colorado while walking near Monument Rock. I've never seen anything like it. A Google reverse image search was unsuccessful.
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What's the best ways to keep strawberries off the ground?

I received some free strawberries from an order, and was wondering what the best way to keep strawberries off the ground is.
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1answer
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Should I rub my nasturtium seeds with a nail file before planting?

I bought Burpee Nasturtium Fordhook Favorites Mix Nasturtium seeds. Yesterday I planted a few, using the sowing instructions for depth and distance. I obviously hadn't looked closely enough at the ...
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1answer
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What type of caterpillar is black with a white arrow on its back?

I was out looking at the apple tree today to see if I have any fruit forming yet. not this year it seems, but then I find a caterpillar sitting on a leaf, and it looks like it's floating on it. What ...
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Is it possible to grow a rose from a cut stem in a bouquet? [duplicate]

My dying rose bouquet is growing new leaves. I cut the dead flowers and placed the stem in water with some root hormone in a well lit area. Does anyone think I'll have any success?
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What should be done about automotive fluids killing grass?

two big problems are happening due to automotive liquids, and the grass is dying because of it: The other day I wan over a gas can, and there's a huge dead patch of grass in that spot where it ...
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1answer
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Will a thick layer of coffee grounds cause girdling?

If you put a thick layer of coffee grounds on top of a plant, like a tomato, or a blueberry bush, will girdling occur? If so how do you easily fix it?
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2answers
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Do roots normally need air around them to grow better?

Do plants use their stems to breathe for the whole plant, or do plants need to usually have slightly dry so they can grow better?
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Broken Saddle Tee In Irrigation System

I notice a broken line in my yard and when I dug the line up I have a white tee connector. Looking online it looks like a Poly Pipe Kwikseal Saddle Tee. The nut is missing, which I assume has caused ...
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Is this a type of garlic? [on hold]

Someone gave me a plant, said it was garlic. I planted it and it is going crazy growing, it has purple flowers at the top. what I need to know is are there garlic bulbs under the ground to be ...

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