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How to care for new sod?

Good Morning, I am in NJ and had new sod put down in a very small area (12x25) for my dog. Within a month, the sod is very soggy and slimy. The dog will not even put a paw on it. They are ...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post September 15, 2015
Landscape Work

I just had my backyard landscaped and the company that I used did a really bad job. The sealer that they put on my flagstone around my pool deck started peeling off within a month of the job being completed. ...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post December 10, 2016
handydeck products

Does anyone in San Diego have experience with the handydeck products? I have a patio that is concrete. The concrete is old, uneven and cracked. In one corner it even collects a water pool when it...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post February 14, 2011
Wasp and hornet killer?

Hi, I have a problem with wasps and hornets in my garden. Does anyone know a good product to use to get rid of them? Thanks!...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post January 16, 2013
lawnmowers

If you bought a lawnmower that hasn't performed as expected, it may be that the horsepower listed by the manufacturer is false. A class action lawsuit has been filed against the makers and retailers o...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post July 31, 2008
Cats

Anyone have a good way to keep the neighborhood cats out of a garden. The immediate thought that comes to mind is to catch them and take them to the Humane Society. ...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post July 27, 2008
7 Garden Buddies

Before you buy you pesticide spray for the year consider some natural ways to keep the pests away. Believe it or not most plants have “buddies” who will protect them from things that want to eat them. 1. Mar...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post June 9, 2008
Save Water with Drip Watering

If you drive around on any summer evening (or bike because you want to save gas) you'll see the oscillating sprays of lawn sprinklers and the beautiful, little rainbows in their wake. Well, ...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post June 3, 2008
Upside Down Tomatoes

On a recent trip to Disney in Florida I saw a display of pumpkins and other vegetables growing from lines suspended above the ground.(They were even shaping gourds like Mickey's head!) This was ...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post December 10, 2016
3 No-Space Garden Tips

Here are some tips to get you going on your planting. 1. No-Space Plants: Plant in pots. Tomatoes, lettuce, you name it. Tomatoes can be staked and then water until the fruit appears. Mixing deod...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post July 27, 2008
Deck or Patio?

With spring in full swing the indoors is beginning to blaisé and you want to spend more time with the birds. The only problem you're having is that there's no dry place to put your chair. You need a dec...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post July 27, 2008
Rainwater Tanks

I got a couple of rainwater tanks installed to collect the water from my barn and my house roof. I've noticed a HUGE difference in the way my garden responds to rainwater as opposed to tap water. anyone els...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post May 21, 2008
6 Ways for a Greener "Green" New Lawn

With the push on to eliminate pesticides and chemical fertilizers from the water tables of the continent there are 6 ways in which can have a "drug-free" lawn. 1. Seed: Buy a good quality seed mix of shade a...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post April 29, 2008
Too Many Roots In My Soil

I want to start a vegetable garden so I can grow my own organic vegetables, but I was wondering if my soil is conducive to do so? I have a medium-sized backyard that has a few trees, and somehow th...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post July 27, 2008
A Tough Situation

I am pulling my hair out! I have a pergola in my shady backyard. I would love to find some vining plants that flower, decorating the pergola with splashes of color in the warmer months. Unfortuna...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post July 27, 2008
Viney plants

I have a really unattractive but useful fence in my backyard and I am looking to plant some viney plant variety on it that will cover it up a little, and give the back yard a sort of charming English Garden...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post April 24, 2008
Garden Ponds

I am considering putting a garden pond in my yard. Do any of you have experience in this area? We have three acres which consists mostly of yard area. Though its not exactly 'flat all over' we do ha...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post April 29, 2008
Xeriscape

I'm really interested in doing some xeriscape in my back yard. Basically it is creative landscaping that uses far less water, and requires a lot less maintenance. Some of the stuff I've learned...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post January 30, 2017
Composting?

Does anyone here do composting? I'd really like to start doing this, but my number one concern is that it will smell bad. I live in a residential area, so I need to make sure that whatever I...

Number of Responses 7 Date of Last Post November 5, 2008
Fall Gardening or Spring Gardening?

Hi! I would like some help on starting a new garden. Through my own research i've read that in most cases its a really good idea to plant and prepare your garden in the fall instead of early spring. Has...

Number of Responses 7 Date of Last Post July 27, 2008
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