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Mechanical Engineer from Huntsville, AL.


Mar
31
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
25
comment Can anyone identify this weed seen near Toronto?
I was amused that someone was asking about "weed" from GTA V and thought it might be more appropriate in gaming.stackexchange.com, but then I realized it was a legitimate question. :)
Jul
3
comment How do I get rid of Crab grass in an over grown garden that will be a veggie garden next season?
I like your newspaper idea, but I'm not sure how well cardboard will work. It's rigid enough to leave air gaps which will reduce its effectiveness at killing the grass. I've had good luck layering several sheets of contractor's paper and covering with a few inches of mulch.
Jun
18
comment What to look for in a robotic lawnmower?
No wireless access so Skynet can't take it over.
Jun
14
comment Effective weed elimination along paved driveway
@itsmatt I bought a flame weeder after your recommendation. I've never had so much fun killing weeds!
Jun
14
comment Does Dawn dishwashing detergent kill plants (shrubs & flowers)?
I've used a mixture of 2 tsp. dish detergent (don't remember brand name), 2 tsp. neem oil, and 1 gallon of water for pest control. I apply it to the foliage using a garden sprayer. The plants don't seem to mind, and it helps keep the bugs away.
Jun
11
answered Are there benefits to changing the direction you mow a lawn?
Jun
8
awarded  Yearling
Jun
6
comment Effective weed elimination along paved driveway
The fence has cedar 2"x2" posts. I've never used a flame weeder before - would the post material pose a problem, or is it a short enough duration sweep that solid wood would not be effective?
Jun
6
comment Effective weed elimination along paved driveway
I've got a similar situation, but along a chicken-wire fence that surrounds my garden. Interested to see a good response that is not susceptible to run-off.
Jun
3
comment What's causing the bark on my maple sapling to split?
Hmmm... maybe I won't buy at the nursery I got it from again. It was already staked like that in a 10 gallon bucket when I bought it. I don't think there's any way the trunk got damaged in transit or planting either. I was very careful and only picked it up by the root ball.
Jun
3
asked What's causing the bark on my maple sapling to split?
Jun
2
comment What is this opening on the bottom of my tomato plant's stem?
I've got the same problem with my second batch of tomato starts this year. Did your plants end up dying or did they continue to grow? I'd plant mine out, but I'm afraid there's the possibility that the damage could spread if it's bacterial or fungal in cause. I'd rather not get any contamination in my garden soil if possible.
May
8
comment How do I get rid of ducks from my backyard?
-1: If you're anywhere in the US, you need a duck stamp to hunt ducks. Shooting the birds with a BB gun or a pellet rifle is even more irresponsible in my opinion, because you run the possibility of seriously wounding them without putting them out of their misery.
Apr
29
comment Can I save frost damaged tomatoes?
What about pruning off dead sections?
Apr
28
asked Can I save frost damaged tomatoes?
Apr
17
comment How to flatten chicken wire?
When I put up my garden fence, I used chicken wire with 2"x2" cedar stakes. I would recommend a staple gun with stainless or galvanized staples for attaching the chicken wire. That way you can stretch the wire tight between the stakes and then staple it to keep it stretched. The curl won't be apparent at all if you get it tight enough.
Mar
4
comment plant bottom watering system
Agreed. My 275 gallon rain barrel only gets between 1-2 psi at the base, but it will drain out completely through a garden hose in several hours.
Dec
26
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
26
awarded  Nice Answer