Posts Tagged ‘Spring’

Cherry Tree – Rotten Trunk

Q: We just bought a nice house in Marietta. This little tree is right out front and will offer great shade if its not too late to save it from whatever is eating it to death. I don’t know what...

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Sod – Fertilized Too Early

Q: I am new to Georgia, from northern Illinois, so I need to relearn lawns and gardening. Our homebuilder put in bermudagrass sod in early February. I fertilized at the end of March. What do you recommend for a new...

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Bradford Pear – Self-destruction

Q: I may have killed the Bradford pear tree in my front yard. Last year I cut some low hanging limbs off to allow more sunlight to get underneath the tree. Well the tree started to grow back where I...

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Owl – In the House

Q: I had an owl get in my house one night via an open fireplace flue. We aren’t sure how the owl got the glass doors open over our fireplace. Somehow it got out and it flew from the downstairs...

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Confederate Jasmine – Seed

Q: I have “beans” on my Confederate Jasmine. Can I harvest these seeds for planting? And if so, how? A: Yes, collect the seed when the pod dries out. Plant in spring in a sunny spot with loose...

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Crape Myrtles- Trimming

Q: My recently purchased home has a number of 15 – 20 feet high crape myrtles. They appear to have been improperly trimmed since the limbs have round “knobs” with sucker-like shoots coming from them. Can I trim the limbs...

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Pecan- Nut maintenance

Q: I have two eight-year old pecan trees. The nuts turn black, sort of like mildew on the hulls. Is there anything special I can do to correct this. A: I’ll bet your trees have scab, a common disease of...

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Panicle Hydrangeas- Blooming

Q: I have a heavily wooded lot. I planted ‘Pink Diamond’ panicle hydrangeas where they get two hours of morning sun, but they have not bloomed in two years. Do you think they will bloom where they are? A: Unlike...

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Abelia – Thinning in Middle

Q: I have 5 Little Richard abelias that look mighty sick. They were planted in November of 2007 and looked great up until a few months ago. As you can see by the pictures there are no leaves in the...

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Tree – Brought Down by Snow

Q: One of our pecan trees was brought down by wet snow this winter. Can we save this tree? A: I don’t have good news. You can already see the broken roots on the “heaved” side of the tree. What’s...

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Woodpecker – Damage to Fascia

Q: What caused the damage to the fascia board on our house? This shows only a small portion of the damage, it goes all the way to the peak of the roof line. The “cavities” or “open tunnels” are about...

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Rose Bug – Identification

Q: I have some bugs throughout my perennials and roses. It is a half-inch long, chocolate brown, with a couple of slim orange lines across the top of its body. What is it? A: Undoubtedly it’s the adult form of...

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Angels Blush- Pruning

Q: I have an ‘Angel’s Blush’ hydrangea that I would like to prune. I planted it last summer and it doubled in size. What is the best time to prune this variety? A: ‘Angel’s Blush’ is a new panicle-type hydrangea...

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Poinsettia- Winter

Q: Last spring I planted my Christmas poinsettia in my back yard. It grew and thrived all summer long. Do you know of a way to keep it alive through the winter without pulling it up? A: If you can...

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Encore Azaleas- Pruning

Q: I need to know how to prune Encore azaleas. I just bought a new house that has several around it. They need pruning pretty bad but I don’t want to cut off the blooms for next spring. A: I...

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Pampas Grass- Transplant/Trim

Q: I have several large clumps of pampas grass that need to be moved this month due to construction. My son would like to take them to Griffin. Do you think they could survive a trimming and transplant? A: You...

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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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Fertilizers- Annuals

Q: How can someone know which combination of fertilizer numbers is right for each shrub, perennial, ground cover or annuals? Is there a list? A: Despite the plethora of tomato fertilizers, azalea fertilizers, lawn fertilizers, orchid fertilizers, citrus fertilizers, etc,...

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