Posts Tagged ‘planting’

Peonies- Blooming

Q: When I grew up in Michigan, my mother had peonies that bloomed without trouble. I dug up some of the roots and brought them to Georgia. I have been unsuccessful in getting them to flower. They flourish in the...

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Yoshino Tree- Root Rot

Q: I have two two-year old ‘Yoshino’ cherry trees in full sun planted thirty feet apart. They were both thriving but over the past month one tree’s leaves are drooping, turning yellow, and falling off. The other tree looks great....

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Dahlias- Seasons

Q: I’m confused about whether or not to store dahlias for the winter. Will they make it through an Atlanta winter or should I dig them up? A: I’ve had them freeze in winter several times so I recommend that...

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Perennials- Maintenance

Q: Developers took out the majority of the trees at our home, leaving it in full sun. My perennials love it but my bermudagrass is just horrible. I maintain it like you recommend but it is patchy in color. A:...

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Thyme- Gravel Walkway

Q: I have a stone walkway going from my driveway to my pool gate with sand and gravel between the rocks. I’ve heard that thyme makes a good green mat between the rocks and holds the sand and gravel. What...

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Ortho GroundClear ™ – Neutralizing

Q: My garden was being overtaken with weeds, so I used a vegetation killer on it that is supposed to last for one year. I want to plant this spring. Can I used some kind of neutralizer and soil conditioner...

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Vegetable Gardens- Pesticides

Q: For many years I have been using pesticides on my lawn. Now I want to have a vegetable garden, but I am afraid that the chemicals may still be in the soil and would get into the vegetables that...

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Weeping Willow- Planting

Q: I’m thinking of planting a weeping willow. The site is near a stream and is the wettest part of the yard when it rains. Are there any problems with this tree? A: It sounds like you have a good...

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Gasoline Spill- Lawn Care

Q: When backing out of the garage, I accidentally ran over a gasoline container. The gasoline spurted over a patch of lawn, making a brown area in a pretty green lawn. Is there anything I can do? A: For fast...

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Bare Soil- Cover Crop

Q: I have bare soil in my small yard and want to put in a cover crop to enrich the soil and stop erosion for now. What can I plant? A: Cowpeas, soybeans or browntop millet can be planted in...

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Shrubbery- Planting

Q: I’m trying to wait until the very last minute to plant shrubbery, hoping we’ll get some rain. I know fall is best but how late can I wait and still get the fall planting advantage? A: It’s all determined...

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Japanese Maple – Moving

Q: We have a sparse, six-foot tall Japanese maple tree that is only a foot or so from the side of our house in a shaded area. Can we move it? When would be the best time? A: Your instincts...

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Transplanting – Restrictions

Q: We want to transplant shrubs and small trees around Thanksgiving. With the current water restrictions, should we do this in November or wait until March? A: I much prefer getting transplanting done sooner rather than later. The plants will...

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Inkberry Plants – Purchase

Q: Where can I purchase male and female inkberry plants? A: Inkberry, Ilex glabra, is a great native holly. Unlike many other hollies, its berries are black. Truthfully, I don’t think there is much bang for the buck from this...

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Snow Fountain Tree – Pruning

Q: I have a ‘Snow Fountain’ weeping cherry tree. I’ve noticed a lot of the limbs reach the ground; some even stretch out on the ground. How should it be pruned? A: ‘Snow Fountain’ cherry is a beautiful small tree...

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Inkberry plants – Purchase

Q: Where can I purchase male and female inkberry plants? A: Inkberry, Ilex glabra, is a great native holly. Unlike many other hollies, its berries are black. Truthfully, I don’t think there is much bang for the buck from this...

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Cherry Tree – Pruning

Q: I have a ‘Snow Fountain’ weeping cherry tree. I’ve noticed a lot of the limbs reach the ground; some even stretch out on the ground. How should it be pruned? A: ‘Snow Fountain’ cherry is a beautiful small tree...

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River birch – Concrete

Q: We are considering planting a river birch tree seven feet from a driveway. I have been warned that these trees have roots that can ruin concrete. We were told by an inspector that we have an underground stream running...

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