• Lawn Care

    Lawn – Growing in Shade

    OK. I admit it. I have given up. I came to the conclusion that grass just…

  • Insects & Animals

    Venomous (Poisonous) Caterpillars – Photos

    Several kinds of venomous caterpillars are commonly seen in late summer – early fall. They are…

  • Lawn Care

    Turfgrasses (Lawn Grasses) – Comparison and Selection

    There are usually several varieties of each turfgrass from which to choose. Which is the best…


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  • Tools & Chemicals

    Can I Grow Plants In Aluminum Boxes?

    Q: I have come into possession of several used aluminum truck tool boxes. I am contemplating…

  • Ornamental Trees

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    Q: We have a ten-year-old hemlock tree. We noticed a few tiny white things at the…

  • Outdoor Flowers & Foliage

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    Q: My cast iron plants suffered damage from the heavy freeze in December. The leaves are…

  • General Q & A

    Hard White Stuff In Soil

    Q: I have this white stuff that is hard, like dried glue, in my pine straw…

  • Outdoor Flowers & Foliage

    Arguments On Leatherleaf Mahonia

    Q: I was shocked to read in your column that you have the nonnative and invasive…

  • Ornamental Grasses

    When To Trim Muhly Grass

    Q: Should my Muhly grass be trimmed each year in late winter to maintain proper growth?…

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