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Do you know the ecological consequences of the removing of all grass from the soil in the urban area?

Sorry, pals, I understood that the stack-exchange has no site about ecology so I decided to post here. I am sure that in the childhood you all have read a lot of fairy tails and fiction about ...
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Can this baby rose plant be shifted to a different pot

[I bought this rose plant a couple of months ago. I recently noticed there's a smaller baby rose plant next to the main plant. I'm not sure if it's a new seedling or just an offshoot of the main plant....
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How can I make a cedar hedge appear more dense than it is?

Is there anything I can plant on the inside base of a cedar hedge to make it appear more dense without damaging the cedar ie., ferns?
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Yet another indoor Meyer Lemon tree that fails to thrive

Had this plant for two or three years, and it's never bloomed, let alone produced fruit. Produced some gigantic leaves, but that's it. Hasn't produced a leaf in months. Windows are facing south, so ...
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A section of land/soil is bad due to salt? How to fix?

A section of a alfalfa farm soil is bad. It is told that the cause is salty soil. What can be done to fix the soil?
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Fruit tree species with root system that help stabilizing earth and stop erosion?

Which species of fruit trees (or some other productive species, like nuts, berries, eathables ... can also help with its root system in stabilizing the earth, binding water and thus protect against ...
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Additional aggregate needed or No

I have a gravel driveway that I want to finish with concrete. The driveway is about 200ft on virtually flat property having less than +/-2% grade at any point. It has a runoff ditch that runs along it ...
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Cacti turning brown at bottom

I have had both these mini cacti for a bit more than a year, and both are having different kinds of brown discoloration at the bottom. The first cacti has a yellow-brown-greenish discoloration at the ...
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Drip system: how to achieve evenly moist soil in pots

I am planning to set up a drip irrigation system for my tomatoes. How many drippers (or emitters) will I need for pots with an approximate volume of 9 litre (2.4 US gal) in order to achieve an evenly ...
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Feasibility of transplanting a mature rose

This rose is in the way, and I would like to move it about 20 feet back and towards the fence in the next week or two. It's about 6 feet tall; the largest stem is about two inches in diameter at the ...
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Differences between PE and Nylon

So I want to assemble a misting irrigation system for trees and have to choose between PE tubing or Nylon tubing. PE has 5.5mm wall thickness, nylon has 4mm wall thickness. Both are rated for 80-100 ...
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My crabapple tree that was planted in 1987 has the same thing on the base of the tree and then it is losing a lot of branches on one side of it

My crabapple tree has dying branchs with bark falling off, green mossy patches and the bottom of the trunk has a large mushroom on it. What can I do to prevent this huge tree from dying. I will ...
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Are there any ways to combat the Bibio lanigerus?

For the last year I've had small black flies (1-2mm) in my house. I also noticed that some of my plants were slowly dying, and when removing one from the pot I saw small silver (1mm) larvae undergound ...
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Is it ok to water a garden with beer?

I stopped drinking but I have a lot of stale beer. Is it ok I pour out all this beer for raised beds? It seems as it is mostly water and yeast. Has anyone have any anecdotal experience with this?
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Clear sap like substance on underside of Chinese evergreen leaves

I just recently discovered some clear sticky dots under the leaves of my Chinese Evergreen. The look and feel like some sort of sap. They can be wiped off but are thick and sticky. There isn't any ...
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Ficus Elastica - yellow and red spots, please help!

I bought a Ficus elastica and noticed some strange spots! Could you please help identify the problem and offer some help? Thank you so much! Larger versions of the photo are on reddit here. Thank you ...
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Growing wheat from grains

I want to grow wheat. Do I have to purchase special "seeds" or can I use the "whole grains" that I use at home? They are 100% Organic KAMUT wheat grains that I purchased from: ...
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Is direct sunlight okay for houseplants in Winter?

Ignoring plants that love or require direct sunlight, my understanding is that generally plants don't like it too much (leading to sunburn) and rather prefer bright indirect or filtered light. I did ...
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Are clay pots better than plastic ones in hot temperatures?

In the region where I live summers are relatively hot (up to 35°C or 95°F) and sunny. Some of my plants grow in dark plastic pots, which can get pretty warm. When I water them, the water and the soil ...
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What's a good one device solution for mowing a small lawn?

I recently moved into a new place which includes a very small, maybe 20 square metres, lawn with a terrace. I'm now wondering what I should get for mowing it. I would really prefer a solution which ...
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Hydroponic Chilli plant deficiency

I've been experimenting with hydroponics chili but no success. Here are some pics. There is no infection or bugs for sure but seems like deficiency of nutrition. Flowers grow but rot very easily and ...
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Are these ponderosa pines?

These hundreds of these pine trees are planted on either side of the road in a row. The location is inland (not coastal) San Diego, particularly in location that's very windy (lots of prairies and ...
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Please help identify

I purchased this mini plant in GA over the weekend in a Pikes Nursery. It is only labeled as a Peperomia species pixie plant. I have looked ALL over the internet and cannot seem to identify this cutie....
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Is it a good idea and how to introduce frogs in my garden?

I am trying to sustainably get a grip on the flies, mosquitoes and other such insects' population. We live in the San Francisco Bay Area. We have a decent sized backyard (about 3000 sq ft of garden/...
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Brown patches on underside Peperomia leaves

Have had a couple of these plants for 6 months now and they have started to develop brown patches on the underside of their leaves. They start small and slowly spread, with the upper side of the leaf ...
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If my lawn has started growing, should I start cutting it?

Normal recommendations would say it is too early to begin cutting in northern England, but my small ornamental lawn has started to grow already. Is it reasonable to take this as a sign I should begin ...
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What are the spikey patches of grass on my lawn?

I have moved into a new build house and the lawn already has "spikey grass" parts consistently over the lawn. Around 60 patches in an area of 50 sq metres. In places, around 1 inch taller ...
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What is the best type of grass for high-wear areas in England, and how to use?

We have started a nursery school in our garden in northern England, it has a large lawn but after the first winter there are bad bare patches on heavy-use areas. Clearly we need to be more actively ...
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Is this a wild strawberry plant?

I just moved to South Carolina and I see these scattered around my yard. Would be great to cultivate if it is indeed a strawberry. Any advice would be appreciated. Photos: originals at: https://ibb....
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Chrysanthemum not thriving outdoors; dig up? Australia

Chrysanthemum planted in garden in semi sun 2 years ago from pot. Never thrived.😔 Fair drainage but sun exposure varies as trees above grow more leaves! Probably too much mulch at times by ...
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Saving plants from cold front

It’s kind of to late but in Texas we got a unusual front that harmed all kinds of native plants and grasses, our lawn and plants were on of them. I’ve tried some home remedies with natural composites ...
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What plants won't do well in 12 inch raised bed

I built a 12 inch raised garden bed with weed tarp at the bottom. (See also Raised garden in flood zone) I put the weed tarp in to prevent grass and other weeds from coming up from the ground. This ...
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Pruning and maintaining Heliconia

I have a heliconia in my rooftop, and surprisingly, is one of the few plants that hasn’t died... yet. It seems to be healthy with its one orange flower, but it should look nicer (it has lots of dry ...
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How to encourage joining of turfed lawn's seams

A professional laid turf down for me last week and I've been watering it every day since. Looking at the picture below, you can vaguely see the lines of the turf edges. Over the course of the week, ...
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What to do about the Collapsed Branch on my Cactus (possibly Austrocylindropuntia subulata)

I have what an app has identified as Austrocylindropuntia subulata. I've had it for about 25 years, although my mum has always looked after it. It's grown from about an inch high to almost six feet ...
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What are these white spots on my cactus? Note: they are not cochineal bugs (as I know them)

I've had this cactus for about two years now, and this winter in began showing these white, flat dots that look like splattered paint. They can be scrapped off, but there's no sign of an insect or ...
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Are there toxic or inedible kinds of asparagus?

I discovered what looks like asparagus growing in my backyard. I had cut these down around 3-4 weeks ago (they were fairly tall "wispy" bushes then, with a lot of small red fruits hanging ...
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Grow Light - Does power line flicker affect plants?

I prefer to build my own grow lights since I can have full control over the output. The parts will be arriving late unfortunately, and the suspicious $5 50W (30W as measured) grow light (that I ...
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Tips about trying to get tree sapling to grow after winter fallout

I sprouted this sapling from seed in my backyard, and it grew to a foot tall with 2 big leaves in 2 months. But winter came and it stunted its growth, and the top part of the stem dried up. Now it is ...
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Is this rose plant growing from seed?

I have a climbing rose next to this and I popped a bunch of seeds around the area. Is this some weed (blackberry) or rose? It doesn’t look too happy, does it? Maybe lack of water?
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Unknown Fungus - good or bad?

Anyone know what type of fungus this is? It’s about an inch tall, has a very thin top that’s nearly transparent with black veins and a hollow white stalk. I found it in one of my rose pots a couple of ...
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Plumeria too close to other plants?

I live in San Diego, CA. I have a Plumeria planted about 2.5 ft from a thriving Bird if Paradise. The Plumeria seems to be at a standstill. Should I move it or take cuttings?
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What’s wrong with basil plant?

I have an albahaca plant in my rooftop that I water daily. We’re in the Caribbean and it receives full (very strong) sun when the sun’s setting (it’s behind a wall). I’ve noticed that the leaves are ...
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Cat Palm has browning leaves

Recently I purchased a Cat Palm (about 3 weeks ago) and its leaves have begun turning yellow. It is definitely an issue with the watering schedule as it has improved right after watering's. The Plant ...
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Is there a DIY, easy way of getting rid of tree stumps?

In one edge of our garden, we had a few trees. They were getting big and pushing the fence, so we cut them down. I want to plant some shrubs ..etc in their place, but I currently have this: Here are ...
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Are Pink Brandywine and Sudduth strain tomatoes the same?

The label on my packet of Pink Brandywine tomato seeds has no mention of being Sudduth strain. Are they the same thing or should I get seeds specifically labeled as Sudduth strain to get the real ...
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Perfect trees that doesn't require pruning

Recently I've finished pruning fruit trees and two 'weird' question crossed my mind: Is it possible to produce a tree (or fruit or vegetable) that doesn't need pruning at all? Is possible to achieve ...
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Looking for irrigation solution for a big orchard with clay soil and salty spring water

Some facts about the property Area: 4 hectares Altitude: 1600m from sea level Zone 6: Winter lows down to -20 celisius. Full sun more than 95% of year Yearly Rainfall/Snow 50- 200ml Access to a ...
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Why are my cucumbers wilting?

So i have been growing potted cucumbers for roughly 5 weeks now but they have been starting to like they are wilting in the last couple of days. I water them about once a week and measure the soil ...
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Can you grow mushrooms from other mushrooms?

I saw a video of someone growing mushrooms from burying another mushroom in dirt. However, most other videos show only show that you can grow mushrooms from spawn or spores from a company. Can you ...

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