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I'm very very tempted.
I don't suppose that one night of frost (tonight) will kill these weeds?
Put Halts (per-emergent crabb grass killer) down while the Forsythia is in bloom. That'll take care of most weed problems. After that, healthy grass is just a function of adequate water in this area. If you're yard is really a mess, aerate and seed in the fall. If you have an irrigation system, you can aerate and seed now, but do it soon.
If you throw down grass seed, do you have to cover it with hay to get the grass to grow?
........that fireball whiskey whispers temptation in my ear
Someone give me some good veggies to grow this summer, planting a garden. Back gets a ton of sun morning to midday. Could also do front if something goes well in the shade. Looking for supplements to my standard csa share, so no tomatoes or peppers. Onions? Turnips? Any herbs in particular? yes I know LMGTFY but I want to know what you fuckers have had success with.
I couldn't grow a damn thing from that crap they sell at home depot. Roozen carries the best stuff I have ever used.
There's a guy in my neighborhood who owns a landscaping company and does the local lawns on the side. I'm going to pay him to do everything -- weed control, fertilizer, cutting, etc. I want to get the lawn looking pretty by the time I have my daughter's graduation party in June. I'm not sure how much this is going to cost me because he still hasn't given me a quote.
Helps to keep it moist. Water is the key to getting seed to turn into sustainable grass. Best thing to do is aerate the lawn, then seed. The more of those little holes you create, the more new grass will come up, and you don't need to put any straw on it.
This post was edited by 34wassmooth 2 years ago
I was just about to post this tip before I saw your direct question. Bail on the hay (get it?) and go with peat moss. First off you do not have hay. Second the peat most works way better. Throw some down, then the seeds, then a good layer of peat on top. If there's no rain in the forecast set the sprinkler on it.
The peat clings to the grass seed and incubates them. And it protects them from the birds as the hay does. They'll sprout up in no time and being in such a healthy setting they'll grow great.
This post was edited by DarrellGreenFan 2 years ago
I need to buy some better gardening tools such as a crossbow. Deer are eating everything from newly planted azaleas to all my veggies last year.
Anybody else get a lot of moss in their yard this year due to the warm weather + shade? I had to lay down some calcium pellets (fast acting lime works well too supposedly) to quickly lower the acidity.
Before we moved here the neighbor kids used to ride their bikes across the front of our lawn. There is a ridge that runs along the front. As a result the wear line turned to moss. I've dug it out and planted sod, but since it's low sun the moss keeps coming back. Pretty much given up.
Thanks for the tips on the grass guys! I might tackle this tomorrow.
I used to use Trugreen, but like you said, didn't like their level of service. I now use Weedman and am happy. They tried to sell me on their 7 or 8 visits a year package, but all I wanted was pre-emergent weed & feed, mid-summer inspection and fall feed/putting the lawn to bed. They agreed and I've been with them for 3 years. They offer a decent discount (10% I think) if you pay for the whole year in advance. I also do my own aeration. I mow about 1.3 acres and the cost of having weedman do it was over $400. I rented a good aerator (hollow, self-cleaning spikes), from the local rent-all place and pulled it behind my lawn tractor for about 4 hours. Worked fine!
Need some tips on what vegetables to grow in the area of my area which does not get a lot of sunlight. It's not in complete shade.
Any good veggies to grow for an aspiring gardener that does not require a lot of sun and can be planted now?
I'm starting some pots with herbs in the next several days, parsley and dill first. I'm in an apartment so I do worry about sun (not so much for the parsley).
I might attempt ginger as well, though I don't think I'll be as successful with that. Probably won't be harvest-ready by the end of summer.
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I have had success with cherry tomatoes in part sun/shade areas. They have a larger leaf so that they can catch more of the sun and their fruit is smaller so that it takes less plant energy to develop. If you want to try other things I would go for plants whose mature fruit is smaller such as jalapenos and maybe okra rather than larger fruit like beefsteak tomatoes, broccoli, watermelons, etc.
What should I do about the roots that are overtaking my front yard? Anybody have advice?
my mom has had great success with parsley and rosemary. No word on the sage and thyme.
Also mint grows like the weed that it is.
You talking about tree roots or?
Rosemary grows great if you don't over-water, and you can just pick it and add it to anything you're bbq'ing
My local watering hole makes great mojitos with the mint that grows like crazy out front.
Do cucumbers need a lot of sun? My daughter wants to try watermelon, anyone have any luck with those?
Try borage. It is a herb and helps to deter horn worms on tomato plants. Harvest leaves and flowers as needed. Older leaves will get prickly, making harvesting anything on the plant a bit unpleasant. However, the flowers do add a bit of flavor and a great deal of color to salads, soups, dips & spreads, open face sandwiches. The flowers have a cucumberish flavor. I have a bunch of this stuff and I just pop a few flowers off and eat them all the time. It has almost no pests or fungus to stop it from growing.
Also try stevia. It is a great sweetener. You boil it with water and use that water to sweeten tea. Or you could just buy stevia in the package and by pass the plant.
This post was edited by coastalTerp 2 years ago
Watermelon vines will take over everything. We did them several years ago and managed a couple per plant. Not worth it IMO.
I never have problems with cucumber, squash, tomato, peppers. Ive also done eggplant on occasion with success. Always looking for new ideas.
I've been nursing along a small lemon tree in a pot for 2 years now. Looks like it will give me something this year, which is exciting.
A friend of mine in NJ has had a lemon tree for about 5 years now. He cross-pollinates the flowers using a small artist's brush. He gets lemons every year.
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