Posts Tagged ‘fertilizing’

Pond – Fertilizer

Q: Is there a fertilizer made specifically for lakes? I’ve heard of lawn fertilizer and garden fertilizer and houseplant fertilizer but is there a special product for lakes? Please respond soon – a colleague and I have a twelve-pack of...

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Ammonium Nitrate – Applying

Q: I have a five-year old fescue lawn. For the first time I had a soil analysis done by the Extension service. The report I received said that the only thing I need to add to my yard is ammonium...

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Asparagus – Harvesting and Weeding

Q: My husband has a very large asparagus patch. The weeds get in there and are difficult to eradicate. Is there a weed killer that would not hurt the asparagus? A: According to the Ohio Extension Service, harvesting and weed...

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Tiger Lily- propagation

Q: Is it possible to harvest the little bulbs on the stalk of a tiger lily and start new plants? I didn’t know what they were at first because I guess I had never grown a true tiger lily. A:...

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Seashore Paspalum

Q: I am interested in a new grass developed by University of Georgia researcher Dr. Ronnie Duncan. It is called seashore paspalum and is relatively new. I am considering it for a front lawn with little shade. A: A great...

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Lawn – Testing for Brown Patch

Q: I have a zoysiagrass lawn. Can I take a soil sample to the county Extension office and have them check for brown spot fungus? A: An Extension Service soil test only checks for nutrient levels in the soil. It...

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Lawn – Too Much Fertilizer

Q: Help! It appears that I put too much fertilizer on my grass. I have bermudagrass in the front yard and zoysia in the back. Last week I put three forty pound bags of 34-0-0 on my five thousand square...

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Devil’s Backbone – Care

Q: Please advise how I might save what is left of my poor Devil’s backbone plant (Pedilanthus tithymaloides). During my wife’s fight with cancer it was totally forgotten in a dim room with no water for fifteen months. It has...

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Chinquapin – Care

Q: I purchased four ‘Georgiana’ chinquapin trees from a nursery in south Georgia. Can you tell me when is the best time to plant them and any special care instructions? I would like to give two of them to my...

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Centipede – Overwatering Problems

Q: I bought a house a year ago and had it sodded with centipedegrass. Since the sod was put down in October some parts never took firm root by winter. When spring arrived some areas never greened up. Then came...

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Allamanda, Mandevilla and Dipladenia – Differences

Q: I am finding two vines for sale in garden centers, neither of which I am familiar with, but both of which are very pretty. One is “dipladenia”, and the other is “allamanda”. Information on each would indicate that it...

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Banana Growth

Q: I would like to grow edible bananas. I could bring them indoors during the winter. Can you recommend a variety? A: A recent caller to my radio show said he had small banana fingers showing on his bloom stalk...

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Weed and Feed Products – Not Recommended

Q: In your series of newspaper articles about weed control, I didn’t see anything about weed and feed products. Why not? A: Despite the assurance on their labels that weed and feed products are an improvement in lawn maintenance, I...

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Trees – Fertilizing

Q: A couple of months ago I e-mailed and asked how I should fertilize my two-year old trees. You replied that I should wait until March to do this. Now that it is March can you tell me what to...

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Bucket Gardening – Vegetables

Q: Can you tell me about bucket gardening? I have many five gallon buckets and want to raise vegetables in buckets. What type of soil should I use? A: Gardening in five-gallon buckets is a great way to raise vegetables...

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Poinsettia – Care After Winter

Q: I have successfully held over three poinsettia plants in a window greenhouse for four years. Every year they get bright red bracts. Needless to say they are now very leggy. When is a good time to cut them back...

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Blueberry – Growing in Bark

Q: Just south of me, folks in Alma are growing blueberry bushes directly in pine bark. Some grow them in fifty-gallon plastic drums cut in half, using drip irrigation. Is pine bark the only ingredient in the soil or is...

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Phosphorus – Adding to Soil

Q: Why does the University of Georgia Extension service recommend adding phosphorus at the time of planting regardless of soil test results? A: Because the phosphorus that plants require is so often chemically unavailable to plant root hairs and because...

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