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Polar Vortex Jan. 30, 2019

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"If the thermometer was in inch longer we would have all frozen to death." This may or may not have ... Read More

Testing Soil pH Jan. 23, 2019

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Q: I was reading some notes in a garden catalog that said I should be testing my garden soil. I have... Read More

New Year's Gardening Resolutions Jan. 02, 2019

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Have you ever had a dream where you woke up in the middle of the night and found yourself talking to... Read More

Protecting Landscape and Too Much Fertilizer Dec. 19, 2018

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Q: Last year, we lost some shrubs to deer or rodents eating the trunks. I hope I am not too late to ... Read More

Tree Flagging Sep. 19, 2018

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Q: My old maple tree has a few dead, bare branches at the top, and next to them, there are a couple ... Read More

Lawn Mushrooms Sep. 12, 2018

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Q: My lawn was looking fine until the recent rains. Now there are several colors and sizes of mushro... Read More

Koi Fish Aug. 29, 2018

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Q: Several years ago, I bought some inexpensive Japanese koi and they eventually had babies in the p... Read More

Hackberry Nipple Galls May. 02, 2018

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Q: The leaves on my hackberry tree have bumps. What can I do about this problem? A: Your tree has ga... Read More

Double Digging Apr. 11, 2018

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Q: I was reading a mystery novel, and one of the characters mentioned that the garden had been doubl... Read More

Exposed Wood Apr. 04, 2018

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Q: My maple tree was pruned two months ago, while it was dormant during the winter. There is still s... Read More

2018 Gardening Resolutions Dec. 27, 2017

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I used to have a New Year's resolution of not eating a whole watermelon in one sitting. That was bac... Read More

Winter Weather Dec. 13, 2017

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Even though recent snowstorms reached the Gulf states, there are heavy snowstorms and ice storms eac... Read More

Dealing With Yellow Grass Oct. 18, 2017

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Q: We had large, soft maple trees taken out this summer; the large trunks were ground down. We took ... Read More

Tree Transplants Oct. 11, 2017

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Q: We transplanted some 3.5-inch caliper trees six years ago. They seem to be generally healthy, but... Read More

An Outdoor Room for Summer Jun. 28, 2017

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It's here! The Fourth of July and all the community celebrations signal the official start of one of... Read More

The Front Porch Jun. 14, 2017

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The American front porch is a slice of heaven. You are fortunate if the homes in your neighborhood h... Read More

Weed Killer May. 24, 2017

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Q: We are having an argument. We use a 2-gallon pump sprayer for our garden. Sometimes we use insect... Read More

Potted Vegetables Apr. 12, 2017

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Q: I want to try growing some vegetables this year, but I don't have much space and I was wondering ... Read More

Grass Seed Mixtures Mar. 15, 2017

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Q: I have a question regarding grass seed. I've heard that a bag containing various grass species is... Read More

Getting Ready for Spring Use of Outdoor Spaces Mar. 15, 2017

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Want to shake the winter doldrums? With rain and snow sticking around, anticipating how you might in... Read More