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USDA Zone 4a lows to -30 Deg F / - 35 Deg C highs to + 104 Deg F / + 40 Deg C

Former interior/exterior landscaper and arborist interested in native species, water features and natural stone.


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comment What are the pros/cons of different mulches?
End use is an important consideration. High traffic walkway areas benefit from a fabric/inorganic mulch like peastone or gravel, garden beds are easier to deal with when mulched with an organic mulch.
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revised What are the pros/cons of different mulches?
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answered What are the pros/cons of different mulches?
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reviewed Close Flood Vents and Raised Gardens
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comment Scale infestation (Euonymus scale)
Where I live these plants cost $25 for a new one without scale. I would dig out the one with scale and save yourself the trouble of spraying a pesticide. By the time you have cut it back, sprayed it, waited, sprayed again you could have a new plant the same size without the problem.
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comment Is there a snake repellent plant that can prevent snakes from entering a backyard or house?
There is no research behind the article you quote. I would not believe it.
Aug
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reviewed Reviewed Why is my new Acer tree dying?
Aug
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comment Why is my new Acer tree dying?
@Andy I agree with you but you need to expand on this answer, not just provide a link
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reviewed Reviewed Scale infestation (Euonymus scale)
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reviewed No Action Needed What's flying around my basil?
Aug
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reviewed Close Why is my drip line spraying, not dripping?
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reviewed Reviewed Peepal tree (Ficus religiosa) grows again and again, how do I stop it?
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comment Peepal tree (Ficus religiosa) grows again and again, how do I stop it?
do you have any references that this will work? I think it will only damage the roots not stop them.
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revised What is this pink/lavender flowering shrub?
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comment What plants can I use to reduce soil humidity?
Be very careful introducing species that are not native. It may not do what you think it will.
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awarded  Nice Answer
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Bugs eating my yellow bell pepper
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answered Why should I prune my avocado plant already when only two weeks old?
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reviewed Reviewed Why should I prune my avocado plant already when only two weeks old?