Posts Tagged ‘ivy’

English Ivy – Management and Control

Q: English ivy is taking over my back yard. It has probably been there for twenty-plus years. What’s the best way to control it? PULL IT UP Check out this great Web site about English ivy removal. The Ivy Removal...

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Creeping Charlie (Ground Ivy) – Control

Q: I have a pesky weed which I don’t have any idea what it is or where it came from. I feel like it showed up because of my poor soil. I have dug up this weed, made sure no...

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Hanging Baskets – Evergreen

Q: I’m looking for a plant that will stay green all year long and flourish in a hanging pot on my porch. In years past we’ve just bought annuals. Is there a perennial that will work under these conditions? A:...

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Groundcover – For Dry Shade

Q: I would like to put a ground cover in dry shade under an oak but my husband thinks all ground covers are invasive. Are there any evergreen groundcovers that would work? If they had a blooming period that would...

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Asiatic Jasmine

Q: A few years ago a landscape architect used Asiatic jasmine as a ground cover around our pool. Now it has literally taken over everything. Weed killer doesn’t seem to affect it. Any tips on controlling it? A: Asiatic jasmine...

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Horse – Toxic Plants

Q: I have the perfect area for a new garden on our property! However, the garden site is accessible on two sides to horses leaning over the fence to check out the new plants. Do you know where I can...

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Groundcover – For Bank

Q: My husband and I  are in the process of building a new house and will have a large, steep bank dividing the yard from the road. What can you recommend for a fast, low-growing, attractive ground cover for this...

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Kochia

Q: My family used to grow kochia in Tennessee to landscape fences and make rows, all sorts of stuff. I want to use it here in Georgia as well. I have not seen it in local nurseries. Do you have...

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English Ivy – Substitutes

Q: I’m looking to replace beds of English ivy with something less intrusive and more controllable. My main objective is ground cover/ground stabilization. The replacement needs to thrive in the same lighting conditions that my ivy does so well in...

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English Ivy – Remove from Trees

Q: I have a question about the best way to manage ivy. In particular, I am looking for some advice on how to trim ivy down from the base of trees so that the ivy doesn’t grow too high. How...

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Mondo Grass – Care

Q: I have a question about dwarf mondo grass (Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Nana’). I planted it last year as a groundcover around foundation plants in the hope that someday I wouldn’t have to buy pine straw. It is filling in slowly...

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Container Planting – Low Maintenance

Q: Can you recommend perennials that I can plant in the planter boxes on my deck. They get full, blazing sun. I put that low-growing yellow lantana in there last year, but none of it came back this year…. I...

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Smilax – Soak in Herbicide

Q: I have an evil force at work under my yard. There is a network of sticker vines which grow along a seemingly endless root system. I went on a rampage several years ago and tried to dig up the...

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Poison Sumac – Identification

Q: Several years ago I thought that I heard you say that there was no poison oak or sumac in Georgia. An employee of my landscaping company went to a doctor’s office with a severe rash, but the doctor told him...

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Poisonous Plants – Books

Q: Is there a publication that lists all of the poisonous plants in Georgia? My neighbor has poison ivy that I haven’t gotten into yet but we want to make sure we recognize everything. A: I found several books online...

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Dogs – Grass For Lawn

Q: I have tried fescue seed and sod on my shady, east-sloping back yard but still have little grass. To complicate the issue, my dogs run in the area. Is there a way to get grass to grow? A: Landscape...

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Topiaries- Frames/Care

Q: I am interested in topiaries. Where do I buy the frames? How do I care for them? I would like a pair on either side of my front porch. A: There are two kinds of topiary: those stuffed with...

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English Ivy- Good/Bad

Q: Last week you discussed controlling English ivy. But I have ivy growing up my house and I rather like the way it looks. It gives me shade and privacy. Is this a bad thing? Will it hurt the house?...

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