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Should i remove my prickly pear?

I have a large prickly pear cactus growing closely between a pomegranate tree and a raspberry/loquat tree. Both pomegranate and raspberries need a lot of watering and a cactus of course does not. Also ...
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Efficient potato digging

I'm in the process of digging my potatoes. My sandy loam soil is very good for spuds and yields are always rewarding so there is no incentive to discontinue and get store bought. However my digging ...
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Searching for ground water

I am unsure if this question is being asked in the correct community, but I will ask anyways. I would like to attempt to build a well-type structure in a woodland area. This woodland is mainly ...
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Digging a hole in ground for fitting stakes for fencing and play structure

I need to dig around 20 holes in my garden. Each hole needs to be 2.5 inch wide and 3-5 feet deep. Ground I am going to work on it not very soft and have some stones. I dont mind renting or buying ...
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What are the right tools and techniques to dig a hole in stony or heavily rooted ground?

I have great soil which is very easy to dig, sadly many trees have taken advantage of this - in some places I want to plant bushes or trees in gaps but everywhere It ry to dig appears to be solid root/...
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How do I dig up or get rid of bushes?

I've got several large bushes I am trying to get rid of in my yard. I started by cutting them down close to the ground, and then tried to kill the root stump with root killer (copper sulfate ...
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Is there an irrigation trencher that can create sloped trenches?

Unable to find any well suited trencher for digging ditches for irrigation pipes to be laid into. It seems there are no models on the market that would take care of the slanting for us. All models are ...
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How can I keep squirrels from digging in my pots and gardens?

I live in a wooded area which is home to many local squirrels. They are constantly digging up plants in my garden and in my pots. They never eat anything, they just dig holes everywhere. What is an ...
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How far do you dig from a maple tree so as not to cause damage to the tree?

A family member wants to put up a fence behind her condominium and the plans state that the fence will be 3 foot away from a small maple tree in the back yard. The association members say that this is ...
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Getting gardening stakes in stony ground

I need to get some stakes into the ground surrounding my garden, as my neighborhood has large populations of deer. However, the ground is pretty stony, so just physically forcing the stakes down into ...
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Holes in our landscaping

Something's digging in the shredded bark, unearthing our shrubs/roses/perennials. What is it and what's it after? It's July in Michigan -- a little late for grubs, right?
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How much compost should I add to a clay soil for roses?

A few months ago I removed a lot of over grown shrubs; the soil is clay based topsoil on top of solid clay. The top soil is about one spade deep. I don’t think the garden has had any compost for ...