Posts Tagged ‘planting’

Azalea – Lower Leaves Yellow

Q: One of my four azaleas is starting to lose the green color of the leaves. They are turning yellow from the bottom up. The other three bushes have retained their full green color on all leaves. Do you have...

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Elaeagnus – Fruit

Q: I recently found a shrub with weeping limbs and tasty-looking fruit. I don’t recall ever seeing this before. Isn’t it odd that anything would fruit in late March? A: You’ve found a healthy elaeagnus shrub. A polite common name...

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Rhododendron – Planting Correctly

Q: We have some scraggly forsythia bushes growing under the shade of a sweetgum tree. I’d like to replace them with a purple rhododendron. A: Rhododendrons grow throughout the country but varieties of catawba rhododendron seem to do best in...

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Herbicide – Longevity in Soil

Q: Can vegetables be planted in an area that had brush killer sprayed one year ago and in an area that was sprayed two years ago? I do not know the type of spray. A: In general, herbicidal chemicals for...

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Prometon – Safe Use

Q: I needed to transplant plant some azaleas to a spot where Bermuda grass was growing. I went to a garden center and purchased a product that promised to kill all weeds. The active ingredient was prometon. A friend says...

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Centipedegrass – Planting in Fescue

Q: You recently mentioned ‘TifBlair’ centipedegrass and said you should seed or sod in May. Can I just aerate my fescue lawn and plant the centipedegrass seed or do I have to wipe out the fescue first? A: It’s lots...

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Plants for Wet Spots

Q: Our air conditioning is killing our yard. The condensation outlet to the outside is dripping water into a flower bed next to the house. It has created a very wet area that has killed all of our flowers and...

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Ponderosa Pine Seedling – Planting

Q: I’ve been given an eight-inch long ponderosa pine seedling. Can I plant it now or do I put it in a cool location in my garage till spring? A: Plant it outdoors immediately…but don’t expect it to live long...

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Scotch Moss – Planting

Q: I plan to plant Scotch moss between the stones in my patio. What kind of soil preparation should I do? A: Scotch Moss (sometimes called Irish moss), Sagina subulata, isn’t really a moss but it has the green, low-growing,...

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Vegetable Gardens – Watering Restrictions

Q: Is it true that vegetable gardens are exempt from watering restrictions? Does that apply to other food plants, like blueberries, raspberries, and small fruit trees? A: Yes, you may water food gardens without restrictions. Homeowners may also water landscape...

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Vegetables – Soil Temperature Needed

Q: What is the proper soil temperature needed to plant garden seeds, such as beans, peas, etc? A: Warm season vegetables like beans, tomatoes and corn need a soil temperature of at least 60 degrees but they germinate even better...

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Planting Trees – Good Technique

Q: What is the best way to plant a tree? My landscaper says that mixing organic matter in a tree planting hole ends up wasting time and money because the roots of the tree will eventually grow out of the...

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Pecan – Planting Nut

Q: I told my grandson we were going to grow a pecan tree, so I cracked a pecan and put it in some potting soil. Will the pecan sprout so I can transplant it and grow a tree? A: UGA...

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Gardenia- Growing

Q: I recently planted a gardenia bush for my wife but I ran into a problem. About three feet deep was a large rock that I couldn’t break up. I found where the rock ended and planted the bush out...

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Buford Hollies- Pot Bound

Q: I believe you said on television that a plant that has been pot bound for some time is no longer any good. I have some dwarf ‘Burford’ hollies that have been in one gallon pots for two years. I...

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Tomatoes- Earthbox

Q: I have a problem with my three tomatoes growing in one of those plastic Earthboxes. The plants grew to seven feet tall in three weeks but have only had five tomatoes between them. What do I do to get...

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Sugar Maple- Budding

Q: I planted a sugar maple a year ago. Buds had already formed when we had a hard freeze in March. The buds never opened. I only see one small group of leaves near the base of the tree. My...

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Dark Eyes Fuchsia- Planting

Q: I have a ‘Dark Eyes’ Fuchsia and would like to plant it in the yard. Is this a wise thing to do? A: You are welcome to plant it but I can’t guarantee success. In the first place, fuchsia...

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