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Lawns: soaker hose, gallons per cubic foot, irrigation specialist
gallons per cubic foot, irrigation specialist, recycled tires: Randi: This question is complex. By soaker hose, I assume you mean the black hose made from recycled tires. How far apart is a puzzler. If you rlawn is not too large, I would put them 24-30 apart and not very deep, 2-4 . For length of time to water,...

Lawns: soaker hoses and new sod?, soaker hoses, sprinkling system
soaker hoses, sprinkling system, watering system: Hi Yanni; Do you already have a water sprinkling system installed? If not, I would not have one. I use soaker hoses. You can get timers that fit on your outside fauctes. Some go by gallons used and some go bu minutes. I have my soaker hoses attached, go...

Lawns: soaker hoses, garden hose, ooze
garden hose, ooze, soaker hoses: Hi Rita; I just loosely roll mine. I have one hose that goes around the foundation of the house on one side, and another on the other side. They are right against the foundation, so they don t have to be picked up and moved. I have the round black ones that...

Lawns: soaker system, soaker hoses, water lawns
soaker hoses, water lawns, commercial irrigation: Hi John Bauers, ...soaker hoses underground for lawn...? There s good news and bad news in regards to soaker-hoses. Soaker hoses are an excellent way to water lawns and gardens when applied to the SOIL SURFACE top-side . In gardens they even...

Lawns: How to sod?, st augustine grass, fertilizer bags
st augustine grass, fertilizer bags, starter fertilizer: Look s like you ll be busy this weekend, Girish. By the way, my father had a best friend named Girish who won several Tony awards for film editing. But he lived in New Jersey. Nice lawn, too. To be perfectly honest, Girish, I can t be certain how many days...

Lawns: sod, fungus problems, watched pot
fungus problems, watched pot, sod: Sod takes at least a month or longer at this time of year, in these temperatures, to really do anything significant. Remember that old gardener s saying, Kathryn: A watched pot never boils. Keep watering - but not soggy. If it doesn t need it, you ll...

Lawns: sod care, snakes and lizards, grass snakes
snakes and lizards, grass snakes, chemical insecticides: It depends on what kind of grass you sodded in. St. Augustine you want to keep pretty damp until it stes roots, Burmuda as well. for your climate and types of grass, you would do better to ask a local nurseryman. I am thinking you would already have snow...

Lawns: sod installation on berm, laying sod, sod installation
laying sod, sod installation, growing plants: Hi Ron; Maybe the first thing you have to consider is erosion. Especially if there is sand, it may all run downhill when you put od and start watering. If it is sloped, not too drastically, then it won t make much difference, unless it slopes to a driveway...

Lawns: sod killed by grubs, rich humus, grub problem
rich humus, grub problem, old sod: The Sod will not rejuvenate, unfortunately, if it is severely damaged. I do not believe treatment would be needed -- any treatment you give it will kill everything in the soil, including natural defenses that build up over time against Grubs. Old habits...

Lawns: sod lawn problem, horticultural corn meal, sod lawn
horticultural corn meal, sod lawn, lawn debris: Hi Kate; Could the greying spots be a fungus? Horticultural corn meal at the rate of 10 to 20 pounds per 1000 sq.ft will kill fungus. Don t water every day. You are just teasing the grass. Water to a depth of at east 6 inches, and water again when the...

Lawns: sod and seeding, old sod, season grass
old sod, season grass, grass seed: Any Seed you use is going to need close, constant contact with Soil and moisture to germinate successfully. I would till it in, breaking up clumps and removing debris, then rake smooth and even. A top dressing of Compost or Manure is not a bad practice,...

Lawns: sod & shade, west palm beach, shade loving perennials
west palm beach, shade loving perennials, plant shade: It depends a bit on your shade, but in most circumstances ST. AUGUSTINE SOD is your very best option. It does very well in shade. Bahia is much less shade tolorant. In very deep shade areas, no grass may grow very well. In these areas you may want to create...

Lawns: sod, herbicide labels, laying sod
herbicide labels, laying sod, grub damage: New Sod Priorities, PREPARATION for NEW SOD: If your new home and lot are on wild soil such as is found in new housing developments, it would not harm anything to spray the top-soil with a grubicide such as DIAZINON to prevent spring grub damage to...

Lawns: after soding when to fertilize, muddy mess, root system
muddy mess, root system, sod: Dear Yvonne: It s a wonder that your sod is not floating in the river with all the rain you ve received. I would not worry about the yellow color. The turf is establishing its root system. I would also listen to the local supplier. It s her business and...

Lawns: soding, fishing worms, earth worms
fishing worms, earth worms, lava sand: Hi James. Not a whole lot of help. LOL Well, the clay is your biggest problem. You can till it uop and till in some amendments to loosen it up, or apply things topically that, over time will loosen it up. Humus, compost, lava sand etc. If the ground is...

Lawns: sods, sandy dirt, grass type
sandy dirt, grass type, grass types: Hi Rich, As long as the new sod can freely sink its roots into the top-soil strata without too much obstruction there should be no problem. Rake-away any thatch and clear weeds and old vegetation so that this critical process can happen easily with your...

Lawns: soft spots in lawn, lawn irrigation system, soil surface
lawn irrigation system, soil surface, biodegradable material: David: There are several qualifiers on your lawn condition which may help to narrow the possibilities: after rain, lawn wet? dry for a long time? are soft spots in lines? how old lawn? irrigation system in lawn? The causes could be damp spots,...

Lawns: soggy lawn, ketchum idaho, perforated pipe
ketchum idaho, perforated pipe, drainage system: I sounds like the job has been performed properly. Certainly all the key points have been followed: perforated pipe, sloping into a main drain (well). covered with stone, insulated ( membrane ??) to avoid silthing. The top of the trench by the opening...

Lawns: soggy lawn, hillside drain, landscape fabric
hillside drain, landscape fabric, nylon stockings: I recommend putting down a perforated pipe (also called a big-o) in a trench along the edge of the lawn. The lawn area will have to drain towards the trench. The trench should run along the lawn and away where it can drain. Be careful not to drain into neighbors...

Lawns: soggy new lawn, cleavage planes, soluble rocks
cleavage planes, soluble rocks, glacial drift: Good Afternoon Jackie: I have done some research on your area and find that there are numerous natural springs in and about Hockessin Delaware. Because you have about exhausted the remedies to your problem with no results I have concluded that you must have...

Lawns: soggy new lawn, hockessin delaware, drainage system
hockessin delaware, drainage system, soil conditions: Hi Jackie; No settling won t stop it from being soggy. Ground stays wet because it isn t draining properly, and probably has a layer of clay underneath that won t let it drain. Or,,,,,, know what could also be causing that? a broken water pipe under there....

Lawns: soil and drainage, drainage pipes, collection pipes
drainage pipes, collection pipes, soil fertility: Hi Juli Rose, If your house is relatively new, realize that most communities have building code laws which require home-builders to have their lots properly graded and adjusted to prevent potential drainage problems. You may want to check into this and...

Lawns: soil moisture, powdered gypsum, rain gauge
powdered gypsum, rain gauge, soft carpet: Hi Jackie; There is a plant water meter you can get at nurseries. I have one, but seldom used it, and have no idea where to find it now. It cost about 12 oe 15 dollars when I bought it abour 20 years ago. I have thought of trying to find it, and use it...

Lawns: soil sterilization, soil sterilization, fighting forest fires
soil sterilization, fighting forest fires, home improvement centers: You can buy weed-and-grass killers at garden centers or home improvement centers which are used for driveways / patios. These particular weed killers are based on sodium (salts) and will stay in the soil so nothing will grow for about 6-12 months. There...

Lawns: soil sterilization, soil sterilization, weed killers
soil sterilization, weed killers, sodium metaborate: Are you talking about a grass/weed killer which will kill all growth, e.g. such as for driveways, pathways, etc where you do not want anything to grow. If so, you can buy the socalled Grass-and-weed killers or all-vegetation killers. They are available...

Lawns: soil testings, grass snakes, grass clippings
grass snakes, grass clippings, harmful insects: Hi Carlissa; read your feedback. I don t know how I can explain it any better. I told you what normal was, and was too acid and too alkaline was. I told you how to change it. I told you the sugar would not harm it, and I told you how little testing really...

Lawns: southern lawns, st augustine grass, beneficial nematodes
st augustine grass, beneficial nematodes, beneficial fungi: Nice to hear from you again so soon. Let me explain what this Compost Tea is supposed to do. When your population of microbes is damaged, or wiped out, you lose the mini-machines that decompose Thatch, break down organic matter, feed the bigger fish,...

Lawns: sowing Shady grass seeds in the lawn in Aberdeen, NJ, soil labs, grass seeds
soil labs, grass seeds, aberdeen nj: Sometimes it s better late than never, but in this case I m afraid that train has left the station. It is possible to sow seeds now -- Grass grows better planted in Autumn instead of Spring -- but the germination rate and survivors will be limited. How...

Lawns: Over sowing, grass seeds, granddad
grass seeds, granddad, cultivars: Grass goes to seed in late spring. You can see the seed heads in the lawn. Note: many modern cultivars are actually sterile. if you don t have actual bare spots, but just a wish to thicken it up, it helps to core aerate, or slice the soil with a machine...

Lawns: speckled yellow blades in rich green lawn, tender loving care, dry patches
tender loving care, dry patches, yellow grass: Sorry, Sue - I posted a reply before I noticed your question follow up here. Just want to add to the reply sent earlier: Those $26/wk mowings don t begin to include the major bonuses these workers get for Chemical applications. THAT s a major expense....

Lawns: spiders, health food store, neighborhood cats
health food store, neighborhood cats, flower beds: The herbs in use inside are roaemary, and lavender. I have read that basil also repels spiders. I put a piece of rosemary about and inch long on each pantry and cabinet shelf, and in the closet corners etc, and a piece a couple or 3 inches long under each...

Lawns: spiders and ants, critter controls, organic controls
critter controls, organic controls, pest control devices: I Tomm; I am sending you the best site I know of for organic controls. I am sending the home page. Click on critter controls, and then click insects in the top menu. Check out the whole site. Just about all the info you will want about organically controlling...

Lawns: spiders, brown recluse spiders, pantry shelf
brown recluse spiders, pantry shelf, black widows: Hi Derek; Brown Recluse spiders are no joke !! I was bitten by one of those and had I been a few more hours getting to the emergency room, I was told, I would have lost my leg, and had I waited till the next day, I may have lost my life. They hide in very...

Lawns: spots in bluegrass lawns, organic lawn fertilizer, slow release fertilizer
organic lawn fertilizer, slow release fertilizer, nitrogen fertilizers: Here is a list of lawn diseases in kentucky bluegrass: http://www.american-lawns.com/problems/sick_lawns.html http://www.realgreen.com/lawndisease1.htm My guess based on time of year and grass type would be leaf spot. Avoid excessive nitrogen fertilizers...

Lawns: spots, fertilizer spreader, grass plants
fertilizer spreader, grass plants, soluble salts: Dog urine has high concentrations of soluble salts. Too much salts and the water is forced out of the roots i/o flowing into the roots and the grass plants die of thirst (literally). Fertilizer is also salts. You can improve the conditions by watering the...

Lawns: spray grass seeding, steep rocky slopes, hydroseeding lawn
steep rocky slopes, hydroseeding lawn, water grass: Hydroseeding is becoming a popular way to sow lawns. It is often unnecessary -- no one needs to hydroseed flat ground -- but for your property, it might be a perfect solution. Your neighbor sound like ideal candidates - for hills and slopes, Hydroseeding...

Lawns: spraying lawn?, centipede lawn, grass snakes
centipede lawn, grass snakes, harmful insect: Hi Rob; Get away from the chemical products and you will stop creating so many problems. Fertilizers DO NOT enrich the soil. They feed the vegetation growing in the soil, including the weeds, and they wear out and you have to reapply. Organics constantly...

Lawns: spreading circles of dead grass, target logo, sod lawn
target logo, sod lawn, fungus amongus: Hi Taryn in Michigan! Any chance you know what kind of Sod Lawn you bought 3 years ago? Fescue? Bluegrass? Rye? Anything here sound familiar? Any way you can get your landscaper to i.d. the grass you are trying to save? You paid for it, you deserve...

Lawns: spring lawn problem, starter fertilizer, new grass
starter fertilizer, new grass, maryland thanks: If the soil is not dry, then apply an application of fertilizer now. then repeat same in fall. when you water, make sure you water deeply and infrequently rather than frequently and shallowly. e.g. it is better to water once per week for 2 hours than 15...

Lawns: spring treatment-2, peat moss, garlic pepper
peat moss, garlic pepper, bark mulch: Hi Jean Oh Honey, you ARE new at it aren t you? That;s ok, nobody know anything about anything until the get into learning it. Well, we are goig to start from scratch, so it is going to take more than one letter. If you want to write me at my personal...

Lawns: spur stickers plants, corn gluten meal, alfalfa meal
corn gluten meal, alfalfa meal, lava sand: Hi William. I am not sure which sticker plant you are referring to. We have so many different kinds in Texas. I would till them under before they go to seed. Let the nourish the new grass that will come up. Since you are starting a new lawn, why not get...

Lawns: squirrels, hot pepper seeds, ceyenne pepper
hot pepper seeds, ceyenne pepper, lily bulbs: Hi Gerry; Ceyenne pepper, or any hot peppers will repel squirrels and other mamals that breathe through their noses. It irritates their noses just like it would yours, to smell it. Those hot pepper seeds you see in the shakers at pizza resturaunuts in your...

Lawns: st aug grass problems, st augustine grass, improving your soil
st augustine grass, improving your soil, harmful insects: Hi Raeline; How often do you mow? My St.Augustine does not produce seed stalks. o on the organic program, and the weeds will fade away as the soil gets richer. Here is the program I have used for about 10 years, and I have NO weeds, and no harmful insects....

Lawns: st. augustine grass, st augustine grass, beneficial micro organisms
st augustine grass, beneficial micro organisms, improving your soil: Hi William; The sugar will help if you go on a totally organic program. Chemicals kill out the beneficial micro-organisms that work continually enriching and improving your soil. It is the rich soil that does away with the weeds. The ONLY thing the sugar...

Lawns: st. augustine grass, st augustine grass, bulb planter
st augustine grass, bulb planter, bejeebers: Hi Dusty; Mow it low, about 1&1/2 inch or 2 inches high. That will cause it to use the nutrients to make more roots. the roots will produce more grass. Pretty soon it will take over. When the temp gets up in the mid to upper 80s, set the mower blades at...

Lawns: st. augustine grass, st augustine grass, genetic mysteries
st augustine grass, genetic mysteries, weed problem: Green Cove County, Florida. Beautiful. Here s your Clay County Cooperative Extension: http://clay.ifas.ufl.edu/ University of Florida does soil testing at its site in Gainesville (352-392-1950): http://soilslab.ifas.ufl.edu/ They ll tell you...

Lawns: st. augustine grass and fungus, st augustine grass, preferred times
st augustine grass, preferred times, baking soda: Hi Tom; Yes, it could be. I just use it if I see fungus, and on rose bushes etc at the first new growth, and after our spring rainy season. Is the fungus coming back in the same place? It may be a rotted tree root, or a scrap of lumber left over by the...

Lawns: st augustine grass, phenix city al, st augustine grass
phenix city al, st augustine grass, snakes and lizards: Hi Judy; I live in North Texas, and am not familiar with what strains of St. Augustine will do well there, if any. Your best source fo this information is local nurserymen, or your County Agricultural Extension Agent. You can probably access the Agri Agent...

Lawns: st augustine lawn, st augustine grass, nitrogen fertilizers
st augustine grass, nitrogen fertilizers, fungus attacks: St Augustine Grass goes dormant long before it gets down to Zero Degrees, Gary. Cold winters are the main limiting factor when it comes to growing St Augustine up North. Once it s dormant, it will stay in a dormant cycle for months. But that doesn t mean...

Lawns: st. augustine/problems, st augustine grass, st augustine grass brown patch
st augustine grass, st augustine grass brown patch, royal plum: St.augustine grass grow via above ground runners called stolons. This is how the grass spreads and fills in. If these are the ones you are seeing, they are quite normal. Mow the lawn regularily at the recommended height and dethatch the lawn regularily. ...

Lawns: When/how to start the season, growing grass, kentucky bluegrass
growing grass, kentucky bluegrass, bermuda grass: Bermuda is a prostrate growing grass which benefit from a very low cutting. By cutting it low (e.g. removing the main growing point) you induce stolonous growth which is how the grass spreads, grow low and forms a thick, close carpet. Kentucky Bluegrass...

Lawns: starting a lawn, underground rhizomes, lawn grasses
underground rhizomes, lawn grasses, right time of the year: In forth worth you are overseeding with annual rye is a good way to protect the topsoil and retain moisture in the ground. You can then plug St. Augustine in spring and when it is starting to spread, the rye will die back due to hot summer temperatures anyway....

Lawns: starting a new lawn, warm season grasses, cool season grasses
warm season grasses, cool season grasses, warm season grass: Good evening Neil: Grass selection information: Using the first web site you can click on the grass seed you select and it will give you the seeding rate. The second web site will give you information as to the best grass type to select. http://www.georgialawns.com/...

Lawns: starting a new yard organic methods, crab grass, grass type
crab grass, grass type, several dogs: Hi Sean; Well, I live in Irving, and I have St,Augustine in my back yard too. Using the organic program will do away with the weeds. Here is a copy of my lawn program I have been on for the last 10 years or so, and for 7 to 8 years, I haven t sen a single...

Lawns: starting from scratch, plant hardiness zones, soil improvements
plant hardiness zones, soil improvements, turf grass: Hi Genia, ...Now I am left with a bare lawn...lost on where to begin...? About High Clay Soil and a Bare Lot: Begin by establishing your priorities and dividing up the tasks involved to achieve your goals. Make it a 3-year project or a 30-year...

Lawns: starting seed, lawn weed control, grass seeds
lawn weed control, grass seeds, lawn weeds: Was this the one you were looking for ? Kenneth ---- Grass seeds germinate when soil temperatures near 70 deg F. Grass in zone6 is better grown in moderate to cool conditions after germination wherefore late summer sowing is ideal. Sowing grass seeds...

Lawns: feeding chickens!, black raspberries, ryobi tool
black raspberries, ryobi tool, childhood summers: Hi Sue; Sounds like you are a little older than I thought. Thought you wuz a newbie.LOL Those outhouses were something, weren t they? I was afraid to sit on them when I was real little.I was always afraid a snake would come up and bite me on the seat, while...

Lawns: sticker weeds, beneficial micro organisms, improving your soil
beneficial micro organisms, improving your soil, harmful insects: Hi Corinne; First you have to flush all the chemicals out of your soil. the chemicals kill all the beneficial micro-organisms that work round the clock, enriching and improving the soil. Keep the sticker weeds mowed so they don t get a chance to put out...

Lawns: sticker weeds, alfalfa meal, lava sand
alfalfa meal, lava sand, soil quality: Sugar will get the beneficial microbes nourished and they will improve the soil on an ongoing basis. There are a few other things you can do to speed it up though. Alfalfa meal is full of nutrients, so is lava sand. You will probably have to go to a feed...

Lawns: About the sticker, grass snakes, harmless insects
grass snakes, harmless insects, grass snake: Hi Amanda; Ok, first it won t attract ants because you water it in well. Second, when you have an organic enviornment, you have lizards, toads and grass snakes living in your lawn, and they eat ALL the harmful insects. Toads love slugs and ants. Lizards...

Lawns: stickers in grass, beneficial micro organisms, harmful insects
beneficial micro organisms, harmful insects, breaking my back: Hi Brenda; I had this question a couple days ago. Here is my answer to Corrin. ------------------------------------------- You answered this question on 05/09/07 Questioner: Corinne Category: Lawns Private: No View Published...

Lawns: stickers on lawn, centipede lawns, field sandbur
centipede lawns, field sandbur, aggie horticulture: Those Spiky Stickers come from an Annual Grassy Weed called the Sandbur. Ever read Texas Monthly Magazine? Their columnist Mimi Swartz wrote a whole column not too long ago about Sandburs and their Sticker seeds: The best ways to get rid of Sandburs...

Lawns: stickers in lawn, weed killers, native bird
weed killers, native bird, organic program: Hi mamie; Going organic will do it. I haven t had a goathead or other weeds since the second year I got into organics. Have you read the answers on orgainic I have given others? The organic program I follow will work as well all over the world, and it...

Lawns: stinging weed, poor soil, rich soil
poor soil, rich soil, stinging weed: Hi robert; Read my answers on orgainc gardening. Weeds ike poor soil and will not thrive in rich soil. When the soil is nice and rich, weeds, if they even come up, start to die out immediately. Switching to an organic porogram, and getting the soil rich...

Lawns: strange soil under grass, grub treatment, drought stress
grub treatment, drought stress, ag agent: Shanda: I have observed such things also. My guess, without seeing them, is that they are remains of a fertilizer or pesticide packet used to deliver the product to the lawn. Another interpretation is that the soil, coated by salts, became colored under...

Lawns: strawberry plants, lawn care practices, weed invasions
lawn care practices, weed invasions, herbicide labels: Good evening Bob: The definition of a weed is any plant that is located in an area that you don t want it. Unfortunately Wild Strawberry is not listed as a lawn weed in any of my past references. I believe we can consider your wild strawberry as a broadleaf...

Lawns: strawberrys, broadleaf weed killer, wild strawberries
broadleaf weed killer, wild strawberries, grass blades: Are these wild strawberries, or strawberries you planted, and are just tired of? If they produce large berries that are table quality, I would call around first, to see if I could find a retirement home, children s home, or some other organization that would...

Lawns: sturdy lawns, tall fescue grass, grass type
tall fescue grass, grass type, kentucky bluegrass: If you want grass to hold up, your best choice is going to be tall fescue. It is a long, broad, coarse leaved grass which can stand substantial traffic and abuse once established. The good news is that it is fairly cheap, too. The old pasture type K31 (Kentucky31)...

Lawns: sugar, control weeds, grass plants
control weeds, grass plants, compost pile: Hi Mike; The only thing sugar will harm is your waistline. Sugar feeds the microscopic microbes that enrich your soil. Make rich soil and everything grows great, except weeds. They love poor soil and will not grow in rich soil and thrive. they die out in...

Lawns: sugar, grass clippings, powdery mildew
grass clippings, powdery mildew, johnson grass: Hi Paula; I use 1 pound per 250sq.ft. of lawn and garden. I put it everywhere there is dirt, even in my containers, and house palnts. Baking soda is a fungicide. It kills molds, fungus, powdery mildew etc.My soil was nice and loose, with good drainage, and...

Lawns: sugar, alfalfa meal, ast spring
alfalfa meal, ast spring, lava sand: Hi Karen; If you applied it at the rate of 4 to 5 pounds per 1000 sq.ft, then that is it until next Fall, unless your soil is VERY poor. If the temp gets up in the 100_ and stays there for a week or more, so that even deep watering to 6 inches coes not...

Lawns: sugar, fertilizer week, compost pile
fertilizer week, compost pile, chemical fertilizer: Hi Anthony; NO kind of sugar will kill anything. It is not the sugar that killes the weeds. It is the micro-organisms that enrich the soil, and the rich soil is what gets rid of the weeds. Weeds need poor soil to thrive. In rich soil, they die out as soon...

Lawns: Should I put more sugar?, soil surface, clay and water
soil surface, clay and water, prefferably: H Susan; You don t say how much area you covered with the augar. If there were still chemicals in the soil, that would also make it not work. All the sugar does is nourish the beneficial micro-organiams that do the actual work of enriching the soil. 10#...

Lawns: sugar, hot toddy, micro organisms
hot toddy, micro organisms, soft drinks: Hi Terrence; Plain old table sugar. There is no mysterious ingredient in sugar, the ONLY function it has is to nourish the micro-organisms that work round the clock enriching and improving the soil. Dry molasses is what is recommended, but I tried both,...

Lawns: does the sugar attract ants in the grass?, fire ant control, epsom salts
fire ant control, epsom salts, grass snakes: Hi Kelly; the sugar doesn t attract anything, because you water it in. The best remedy for fire ants is orange oil. That is the main ingredient in all the effective fire ant control products, them they put a lot of poison junk that is not needed in there....

Lawns: sugar benifits for St. Augustine lawns, grass snakes, hi neighbor
grass snakes, hi neighbor, crab grass: Sounds like Johnson grass. I noticed a reduction in weed population in 3 errks after I put the first application of sugar down. By the 3rd year, none was even coming up in the spring. Just put down the sugar water it in, when you mow, pretend all those weeds...

Lawns: will sugar brings ants?, compost tea, fight fungus
compost tea, fight fungus, nitrogen cycle: I am afraid I am not a sugar-pusher, Lena. The only sugar I recommend is in the form of Molasses, Corn Syrup or Brown Sugar to fortify Compost Tea. It is my understanding that according to one theory, sugar is a quick, efficient way to feed Microbes in...

Lawns: sugar fertilizing, hydrangeas, hydrangea
hydrangeas, hydrangea, jeanine: hi Kassy. Sure it will. Keep thosde mincrobes healthy and they omprove the soil, and thatjhelps everything, except the weeds. I srote a little bot of information I found on ydrangeas for an online magize in write for. i amm pasting it here for you. Maybe...

Lawns: sugar in flower beds, improving your soil, harmful insects
improving your soil, harmful insects, flower beds: Hi Mary; The sugar won t gurt anything. It only serves to feed the micro-organisms that enrich the soil so use it everywhere. Regular table sugar, like you sweeten your tea with. Here is the program I use. Alfal;fa meal on your flower beds ( as well as...

Lawns: sugar in garden, perennial weeds, wire grass
perennial weeds, wire grass, organic gardener: Sally: I would say to try the idea. It can do no harm, as far as I know. I am not practiced in the use of sugar, but read that some officianados believe in it. After more than thirty years of organic gardening, landscaping and farming, I have chosen...

Lawns: sugar/herbs, wild violets, cupboard shelf
wild violets, cupboard shelf, torpedo grass: Hi andrew; I don t know what torpedo grass is. If I had it, it was one of the weeds I couldn t identify. If it tends to grow wild, where grasses don t grow well, like on a prarie, it is a weed in my book. wild violets are weeds, and clover is one, even...

Lawns: Will sugar hurt St. Augustine Floratam?, soil fertilizers, st augustine grass
soil fertilizers, st augustine grass, chemical fertilizer: Hi Brian; Sugar won t hurt anything you put it on. It does nothing to kill the grass. It keeps alive the beneficial microbes that enrich your soil. Weeds will not thrive in rich soil. they like poor soil. Fertilizers kill these microbes. If you use chemical...

Lawns: sugar in you lawn!!!???, chemical fungicides, grass snakes
chemical fungicides, grass snakes, corn gluten: Hi Tom; Oh Honey, I have an organic solution for EVERYTHING. LOL The sugar nourishes beneficial microbes that work round the clock, enriching your soil. Weeds love poor soil, and will not thrive in rich soil, so you don;t need fertilizers, which KILL those...

Lawns: sugar on the lawn, grass snakes, harmful insects
grass snakes, harmful insects, fire ants: Hi Susan The sugar won t attract anything because it is watered in. ALL sugar does is nourish the beneficial microbes that enrich the soil so that weeds will not thrive there. When you have a completely organic program, you attreac beneficial critters...

Lawns: sugar for my lawn, weeds, grass
weeds, grass, soil: Hi Belinda; I jusat broadcast the sugar by hand, then water it in deeply. You can do this-before or after you mow, but you want to water in the sugar, so the grass would be too wet to mow right away. I am about to go and put my spring sugar down, because...

Lawns: sugar on the lawn, compost bins, kitchen scraps
compost bins, kitchen scraps, rich soil: Hi Sue; I used to scatter chicken feed, by hand to my grandmother s chickens, when I was a little kid. I got good at scattering it in an even coverage, so that is how I always applied fertilizer, and that is how I apply the sugar. With sugar, it is not...

Lawns: sugar as a substitute for fertilizer, natural fertilizer, texas greensand
natural fertilizer, texas greensand, beneficial insects: Hi C.A.; It won t hurt, but you probably don t need it. An organic source is Texas Greensand ( Glauconite)for a quick greenup. Use it at 10 to 50 pounds per 1000 sq.ft, depending on how lacking your soil is. Sugar is not a substitute for fertilizer. Sugar...

Lawns: sugar as a substitute for fertilizer, chemical fungicides, getting rid of weeds
chemical fungicides, getting rid of weeds, grass snakes: Weeds don t thrive in rich soil. Sugar enriches the soil by keeping alive the beneficial microbes that enrich soil, and are killed by chemical fertilizers. It doesn t attract ants because you water it in well. What kills the bad bugs are the lizards, toads,...

Lawns: sugar treament, weather drought, drought resistance
weather drought, drought resistance, drought damage: Hi Theresa; My daughter s name is Theresa. We spell it the same way, and one of her teachers insisted on pronouncing the th like in three. It really bugger her.LOL Using the sugar will not cause an ant problem because you water it in, so it is disolved....

Lawns: sugar and wild violets, wild violets, beneficial microbes
wild violets, beneficial microbes, rich soil: Hi Jim; The only weeds I wanted to keep were the wild violets, and I think they were the first to disappear completely. I feed my beneficial microbes sugar in the spring and fall, or as close to that as I can come. sometimes I am just not up to doing it...

Lawns: sugar and wiregrass, wild violets, johnson grass
wild violets, johnson grass, chemical fertilizers: Well, I tried looking up burmuda wiregrass, and didn t get a picture of it, like I hoped, but i read a lot about how you can t get rid of burmuda. Uh, that was what was in this yard when we bought the house, burmuda and every kind of weed that will live in...

Lawns: sugar, even application, soaker hose
even application, soaker hose, couple hundred: Yes. I used to feed my grandmother s chickens, and she had a couple hundred of them. I would take a bucket small enough for me to carry, tuck it under my arm, and strew the feed by hand. When I was eight or so, I was quite proud of the fact I could strew it...

Lawns: summer fertilizing, slow release fertilizer, warm season grass
slow release fertilizer, warm season grass, st augustine grass: The way I see things, Greg, Cool Season Grass responds best to a mid-Summer rest. Hot days like we ve seen this year make it miserable. Warm Season Grass is another story -- there s nothing like a HOT Summer Day followed by a HOT Summer Night to bring out...

Lawns: No sun, florida lawn, warm season grasses, warm season grass
warm season grasses, warm season grass, st augustine grass: Central Florida -- is this Daytona Beach? Osceola? Orlando? We New Yorkers are by nature geographically challenged. Correct me if I m wrong. This central concept is obviously a region but me, I just deal with N-S-E-W and USDA Zones. We ll assume you...

Lawns: swampy/wet lawn, golf course supervisors, poor drainage
golf course supervisors, poor drainage, wet lawn: Sanding a lawn will not improve drainage. This is a misunderstanding. Golf course supervisors will sand fairways to ensure water penetration rather than runoff. Also, a heavy clay soil can be improved by core aerating and then filling cores with sand. Over...

Lawns: swampy back yard, brazoria county texas, soil fertility
brazoria county texas, soil fertility, drainage problem: Hi Lee Mullen, ...inundated with rain, ...standing water... If indeed your soil can be categorized as high in clay content, it should also not be categorize as mushy or prone to having heavy things sink when placed on it. A clay soil, even when...

Lawns: switching firtilizer, scotts fertilizers, herbicides pesticides
scotts fertilizers, herbicides pesticides, soil composition: Nutrient enhancer? Pullll-eeze... What nutrient are you going to give it? Sugar is incapable of getting past the Casparian strip of vascular plants -- the specialized wall of cells that filters nutrients in and out and makes them grow UP, unlike plants...

Lawns: Tall Fescue lawn invader, tall fescue grass, fescue lawn
tall fescue grass, fescue lawn, landscapers: Bermudagrass can be a lovely lawn. But when it gets out of control, watch out! The ONLY way to get rid of it is by annihilating the rest of your lawn along with the Bermuda. It might not even work the first time -- you d have to do it a second time. ...

Lawns: Termites, bliss mo, brink of collapse
bliss mo, brink of collapse, best buy: Good question! Because I think it articulates our darkest fears - how effective is something if it is cheaper, new, and associated with people who smoke marijuana, only eat vegetables, and wear lovebeads? You just bought your house - this is a very serious...

Lawns: Termites, smoking marijuana, joan gray
smoking marijuana, joan gray, state legislators: Just a followup re current directions in Termite research: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/11/031124072220.htm --------------------------- I had to chuckle at your post, Joan - gray matter in important places . My sentiments exactly. ...

Lawns: Termites, termite larvae, milky spore disease
termite larvae, milky spore disease, beneficial nematodes: You can buy Milky Spore Disease in a blue container at Home Depot in the summer. MSD (Bacillus popilliae) is a highly effective way to rid your garden of soft bodied insects. Powdered spores are shaken across the lawn, dusting it with a light white film,...

Lawns: Terrible lawn, soil dries, tuna cans
soil dries, tuna cans, pickle jars: I recommend core aerating in spring and fall. do this after the ground has dried a bit in late spring. may and september are good times. fertilize in late spring and early fall. then fertilize one more time in late fall after the top growth has stopped...

Lawns: Texas Lawn with St. Augustine, growing grass, traffic areas
growing grass, traffic areas, lawnmower: Your Texas Cooperative Extension professionals sum of St Augustine thusly: St. Augustine grass is used primarily for lawns as it does not tolerant traffic as well as some other warm season species. It produces satisfactory turf at moderate levels of maintenance,...

Lawns: Texas weeds, chemical fertilizers, johnson grass
chemical fertilizers, johnson grass, rich soil: Hi Mickie; I live in North Texas, Irving, and I have no working knees or back, from all those years of pull;ing weeds, among other reasons.LOL Switch to organics. That will do it. Weeds will not thrive in rich soil. Make rich soil and the weeds that do...

Lawns: From cheers to jeers, compost bins, kitchen scraps
compost bins, kitchen scraps, couple gallons: Hi Jimmy; Do you know that is only the second mistake I have made in my whole like? LOL Blame my hubby. He was leading me to believe it was working great. Gonna kill him and tell God he died. Mix about 1/2 a small boz of baking sofa in a couple gallons...

Lawns: Thatch: aerating timing , effectiveness and top dressing, core aerators, cow manure
core aerators, cow manure, hollow tine: 1) you do not need to core aerate more than once per year. In your area, early september is the ideal time. I would core aerate once the summer highs are starting to go down. Water the lawn a few days before aerating (but not right before or you get a muddy...

Lawns: Thatch: What might cause this problem?, grass thatch, hand trowel
grass thatch, hand trowel, turfbuilder: Thatch typically does not develop on most cool season grass but can on kentucky bluegrass especially if fertilized with high levels of nitrogen in spring. Your mowing, fertilizing and water practices sounds right and should not be changed. You can look for...

Lawns: Thatch and mowing by mulching, soil microorganisms, grass clippings
soil microorganisms, grass clippings, grass types: Generally, mowing does not lead to thatch. If you mow very tall grass and you already have a thatch problem, you can make it worse. If you mow at the recommended height (2.5-3.5 for your grass types) and mow regularily so as to not cutting more than 30-40%...

Lawns: Thatch, peat moss, bark mulch
peat moss, bark mulch, grass cuttings: Hi Jim; Most people don t understand thatch. If the thatch is thick enough water can t get through to the roots of your grass and plants, you need to de-thatch, otherwise, it is just wasted labor, and can actually do a lot of damage.I had to de-thatch when...

Lawns: Thick bladed grass used in Orlando Florida, palm beach florida, green lawns
palm beach florida, green lawns, london fog: That soft, moist London Fog can t be imported here, but it hasn t stopped Americans from bending over backwards to emulate the lush green Lawns of Merrye Olde Englande. Your comment about Florida Grass is going to make many people here VERY happy. American...

Lawns: Thickening lawn, grass clippings, grass height
grass clippings, grass height, turf grasses: Hi John Pierce, ...thick matt...? Most turf-grasses are mowed at a height of 1-3 inches. St. Aug and Bermuda are usually kept at the higher measure. Fine textured hybrids may sometimes be kept as low as one-half an inch. With heat and drought...

Lawns: Thinning sod, lawn maintenance company, professional landscapers
lawn maintenance company, professional landscapers, excess rain: Kathy: I do not remember the weather pattern for your area this year. I know that Ohio received an abnormally amount of rain. Either drought or excess rain may cause problems. You probably have a bluegrass/fescue mix, popular in recent years. I...

Lawns: Thistles, mechanical removal, thistles
mechanical removal, thistles, parachutes: Thistles are a biennial, which means that the plants you see this year were seeded almost two years ago. Mechanical removal is effective. It just takes a while for the seeds to germinate and be pulled. You can spray with Roundup or its kin. But pulling...

Lawns: Tifblair Centipede and Fescue mix, killing frosts, winter weeds
killing frosts, winter weeds, rye grass: Ms. Lloyd: Yes, the persistence of fescue/rye after seeding will conflict with your centipede. The young fescue plants have shiny leaves, as do rye and other winter grasses. Since you have already seeded the centipede, I would wait until mid-winter to...

Lawns: Toadstools...I want them., poisonous mushroom, david fischer
poisonous mushroom, david fischer, kitchen culture: An artist for sure - this would be quite the conversation piece. Since you ve brought it up, I have to wonder why nobody thought of this before. Someone recently emailed me the latest Fungus jokes. What do you call a Mushroom that spends the whole day...

Lawns: Tomatoe plants, tomatoe plants, micro organisms
tomatoe plants, micro organisms, organic program: Hi Loma; If you are following an organic program, then putting sugar on EVERYTHING will help, because it will nourish the micro-organisms that enrich the soil. That is sugar s only purpose, and by itslef has NO properties that benefit the soil. It is ONLY...

Lawns: Tons of Bermuda Seed on Mostly Sand Already DOWN, improving your soil, bermuda seed
improving your soil, bermuda seed, horse pasture: Hi Jenny; Here is the program I use. ------------------------------ You will constantly improve your soil if you go on a totally organic program, and don t use any chemicals at all. I have beenm on such a program for the last 9 to 10 years, after...

Lawns: Top Dressings, grass snakes, top dressings
grass snakes, top dressings, unwanted insects: Hi Deena. Ants aren t a problem, because you water it in well, besides, after you make a healthy enviornment for lawn critters and beneficial insects, they will eat the ants and other unwanted insects. Toads love slugs, which makes them good friends of mine.LOl...

Lawns: Topsoiling, grass blades, good soil
grass blades, good soil, grass roots: when we bought this house, I didn t know anything about soil additaves. that was 40 years ago. I bought good soil to try and build up this awful clay. i planted the grass. there were a few inches of good soil. I let the grass grow to about 5 inches high,...

Lawns: Torpedo Grass, st augustine grass, torpedo grass
st augustine grass, torpedo grass, paint brush: 1st visit a local garden center/nursery to see what they recommend for your area. buy products from them & they should be glad to help you plan a chemical & cultural program to help get rid of it. i m in southern NJ, but i lived in FL for 2 years. isolated...

Lawns: Torpedo grass, soil fertilizers, chemical fungicides
soil fertilizers, chemical fungicides, grass snakes: Hi Robbi; I don t know what Torpedo grass is, and it doesn t sound like I have missed anything. LOL I had Johnson grass, crabgrass, dandelions, chickweed, Dallis grass, clover, and just about every other weed that grows here. When I switched to organics...

Lawns: Tough Turf For Active Dogs, miniature schnauzers, plant shrubs
miniature schnauzers, plant shrubs, turf grass: Good Morning Susan: Oh how I wish I had a good answer for you. There is no turf grass that will withstand traffic such as you describe. We have two miniature Schnauzers that not only tend to ruin certain areas of our lawn, but in some instances pull areas...

Lawns: Tree Growth, how to make compost tea, dark compost
how to make compost tea, dark compost, organic lawn care: Hi Sue; Here is a list of the books. I copied it from his site www.dirtdoctor.org Texas Gardening -The Natural Way The Complete Handbook The Organic Manual, Natural Gardening for the 21st Century Plants For Texas Plants of the Metroplex...

Lawns: Tree roots remaining, roto tiller, wood cellulose
roto tiller, wood cellulose, massive trees: Ah, the Pinetree, official state tree in Arkansas, Alabama and Idaho. You have removed several, more or less, down to the roots. And then your work was done. You thought. I see in the tea leaves here a case of There-Used-To-Be-A-Tree-Here Disease, and...

Lawns: Tree Seedlings, american society of consulting arborists, eastern cottonwood
american society of consulting arborists, eastern cottonwood, tree seedlings: Annie: Yes, cottonwoods sprout aggressively and often. They are members of the poplar family and the Eastern Cottonwood does that well. Unfortunately, the grass may be a sacrifice to solving the problem. I would hire an arborist to sort this one out....

Lawns: Trimmer/edger, lil bugger, wing nuts
lil bugger, wing nuts, attchments: Hi Ed; Sorry I took so long getting this answered. Been a little under the weather. I have had, Weed Whacker, Weed Eater, and a couple of brands I can t remember the name of. About 10 years ago, I bought a Ryobi. It is a neat little dude. Has a main staff...

Lawns: Trying to grow Tall Fescue in NC clay soil, peat moss, tall fescue
peat moss, tall fescue, quality compost: Mark: Thank you for clarifying. Lack of growth is due to lack of moisture and high temperatures. Temps, now, are cool and grass should grow. Irrigation is not a perfect replacement for rain. It will assist, but can not perform all that rain will...

Lawns: Trying to get my lawn back!, birds and squirrels, circular patches
birds and squirrels, circular patches, dead patches: No pesticides, and you re still using Sevin? Yikes! After you wipe out all signs of life with something like Sevin, opportunistic organisms move in and take over. More chemicals are needed. The cycle continues and they become addicted (for lack of...

Lawns: Turf, dead turf, artifical turf
dead turf, artifical turf, turf grass: Mr. Charmichael: You have asked many questions about the polypropelene/ polyvinyl solution to mowing, fertilizing and disease maintenance on live turf. Keep in mind that a dead turf has costs also. The price range for artificial turf seems to be $...

Lawns: Turffalo Grass, bermuda grass lawn, corn gluten meal
bermuda grass lawn, corn gluten meal, plants that attract butterflies: Hi Chris; I don t know anything about Turffalo, but I do now they are coming out with new strains of grass that take more shade. There is a strain og Bermuda that takes more shade. It is called Bermuda Tif. My daughter had it in her yard in Little Elm,...

Lawns: Type of grass to grow under trees, shallow root system, grass seeds
shallow root system, grass seeds, heavy downpour: Grass plants are sun lovers and grow very poorly in the shade of trees. Also grass require water, loose soil and sun to do well. Under the canopy of a mature norweigan maple, water is a critical issue. it is not uncommon for soil to stay bone dry below...

Lawns: Type of grass to plant....., chase squirrels, tall fescue
chase squirrels, tall fescue, little bit of sunshine: Dave, my friend, 2-3 hours of sun is not Sun. It s shade. Are you sure about that? It s not much. You may need Plan B here. If you are serious about the 2-3 hours, you definitely need Plan B. Groundcovers. No amount of fertilizer, no fortified-luxury-rare-grass...

Lawns: Type of grass and how to get rid of it, perennial grassy weeds, carolina lawns
perennial grassy weeds, carolina lawns, herbicide control: Good afternoon Joe: It is almost impossible to identify the weed that you are describing because there are so many that fits your criteria. I am giving you some web sites that may be of help to you. Some of these sites give you the herbicide control that...

Lawns: Type of grass seed to plant with existing burmuda., warm season grass, grass weeds
warm season grass, grass weeds, grass seeds: Bermuda is not a good choice of grass for Kanas. Bermuda is a warm season grass which is green when soil (!) temperatures are above 60F. This is usually from July through October. Most of the year, this grass will be brown in your area. I recommend that...

Lawns: Can't seem to keep the lawn alive....., pop up sprinklers, rain spell
pop up sprinklers, rain spell, pest control company: Becky, Thank you for providing me with all the good information. So many times folks write and say they have dead grass and expect me to be able to help them. Had you not told me your watering schedule I might have thought this was something else. ...

Lawns: tall fescue, warm season grass, tall fescue
warm season grass, tall fescue, georgia zone: Something requiring less mowing -- Aaron, Grass needs maintenance, and the most important maintenance it needs next to water is Mowing. It needs it like you need to get out of bed and move around. If you need a less demanding Grass, I suspect Zoysia...

Lawns: tellowing lawn/possible grubs, powdery mildew, baking soda
powdery mildew, baking soda, tropical climate: Hi chrstine; Turn over a spadeful right next to the dead area, and see if you see any grubs under the soil. If you see more than 6 or 8 in that spadeful, they are your problem. If you only see one or two, they are probably not the main problem. You could...

Lawns: termites, entomopathogenic nematodes, termite colonies
entomopathogenic nematodes, termite colonies, environmental health coalition: If you re looking to do biological warfare with Termites, you can t go wrong with Steinernema. How Nematodes Kill Termites by Jerry Cates, posted at his website Bugs In The News (which is dedicated to Lady Bird Johnson), points out that Certain entomopathogenic...

Lawns: thatch in my lawn, core aerator, don hamilton
core aerator, don hamilton, dethatcher: Try to look in the phone book for equipment rental stores. The type of places which rents pickick tables and tools. Then ask them if they have a core aerator or a dethatcher (I prefer core aerators). Run the machine over the lawn 2-3 times. The machine will...

Lawns: thatch, post-winter matted grass, latitudes and longitudes, core aerator
latitudes and longitudes, core aerator, cornell extension: You can core aerate in spring or fall, but we re about to enter summer -- so I m with you, aerate in the fall. One of the Grasses should dominate after a while. Thanks Heavens you don t have Zoysia. That would be something to worry about. Why do YOU...

Lawns: thatch, st augustine grass, power rake
st augustine grass, power rake, fescue lawns: Good morning Sue: Thatch is a tight, brown, spongy, organic layer of both living and dead grass roots and stems that accumulates above the soil surface. The rate and extent of thatch accumulation is the result of environmental conditions, soil conditions...

Lawns: thicken grass and killing weeds, burmuda grass, st augustine grass
burmuda grass, st augustine grass, improving your soil: Hi Chameron; When I FINALLY got smart and stopped using chemicls, and switched to organics, my weed problem went away. I live in North Texas, and know what you mean about weeds. Texas has every kind of weed in the worls, I think. This is the program I...

Lawns: thicken grass and killing weeds, improving your soil, harmful insects
improving your soil, harmful insects, chemical fertilizers: m; I use plain old table sugar. It depends on what kind of grass you have. Some grass will spread and thicken on it s own, and it usually sreads by runners. Some grasses need a seed for each sprig of grass that grows. The organic program will help the...

Lawns: how to thicken up st. augustine yard, improving your soil, lawn mower blades
improving your soil, lawn mower blades, harmful insects: Hi Jack; I liove in North Texas, and have a very thick, lush St.Augustine lawn, with no weeds or harmful insects. I have a much better lawn and garden since I switched to organics about 10 years ago. I spend a lot less, and work a lot less and have much...

Lawns: is there such a thing as a temporary lawn???, s f bay, grass type
s f bay, grass type, grass seed: Sure; Just sow in some grass seed and put a thin cover of straw over it to hide it from the birds till it takes root and starts to grow. Don t cut all the sun off it though. It would be best to plant a grass type that grows by individual stems, like Fescue,...

Lawns: One last thing..., grass clippings, compost pile
grass clippings, compost pile, clay soil: We leave the clippings to compost and add nutrients. If you have thatch now, I would bag the clippings and make a compost pile, ouit behind a barn or somewhere out of sight. You can make a wire cage for a compost pile, or buy one of the composters. We ordered...

Lawns: thinning grass, st augustine grass, retainer wall
st augustine grass, retainer wall, lowe s: Hi Leta; Could you prune out some of the limbs of those trees to let more sun onto the grass? There is a low light Burmuda. I don t know what it is called. My daughter put it in the yard of her place she had a few years ago. the nursery where she got it...

Lawns: thistles, spear thistle, bull thistle
spear thistle, bull thistle, nerves of steel: Thistles, Thistles everywhere -- see this link by James Altland at the Oregon State Agricultural Center Cooperative Extension Service for help identifying Thistles A to Z: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/nursery-weeds/feature_articles/other_thistles/other_thistles.html...

Lawns: thyme lawn, high country gardens, mentha pulegium
high country gardens, mentha pulegium, member of the mint family: Creeping Thyme (Thymus serphyllum) can take a moderate amount of foot traffic. See the High Country Gardens website (www.highcountrygardens.com/article198.html) which posts instructions on How to plant a thyme lawn . Creeping Thyme is hardy in zones 7...

Lawns: When is it time to fertilize a lawn, warm season grass, tall fescue
warm season grass, tall fescue, grass types: In Los Angeles you want to sow grass in late spring as the soil warms up. Try to target 2-3 months prior to the hottest time of the year. This applies to seeds for grass types such as bermuda, centipede, and zoysia. If you go for tall fescue, it is better...

Lawns: "tired lawn", quality compost, landscape supplier
quality compost, landscape supplier, professional landscape: Rob: The lawn service may have a point. If it is spraying for fungus and you have brown spots, a small renovation may be in order. First, the dethatching (and overseeding) should not be too expensive. Second, this type of renovation is good for upgrading...

Lawns: toad stools, toad stools, toad stool
toad stools, toad stool, mushroom farms: Fungi are Saprophytes and Mushrooms are the flower of Fungi ready to reproduce. These Fungi are often waiting in our soil all along and thrive with the pH, moisture and low light. It is understandable that someone could be a little freaked out by this...

Lawns: why do i get toadstools growing..., decayed wood, little sun
decayed wood, little sun, tree root: Toadstools can come for a couple of reasons. Too much dampness ( rain , watering the lawn to often etc) and too little sun on that area,and from decayed wood under the ground. Toadstools are fungus, and sometimes when a tree root dies, it will rot and a...

Lawns: top dressing, bank gravel, turf grasses
bank gravel, turf grasses, soil amendments: Hi Gary, ... bank gravel...hold the water...? Where warm summers are expected,...a moisture retentive soil can make all the difference with grasses and any plant. Given the basics of climate and an appropriate grass-type, enough sun-light, good...

Lawns: top soil depth, soil depth, loose soil
soil depth, loose soil, whole slew: Yep! That is a big problen. Dig as far down as you can, and mix the soil you take out with te mixture I gave you. BUT, instead of 1 part clay soil and 1 part mixture, I would put 1 part soil to 2 parts mixture. you have some serious clay there. Dump that...

Lawns: how much top soil, sandy loam, pittsburg ca
sandy loam, pittsburg ca, soil mix: If I understand your question correctly, you are asking if you can dig up 3 of soil, mix with 6 of topsoil (on top) ? This would be ok. Grass can grow very well with 9 of amended soil. The soil should either be a sandy loam, or alternatively 75% sandy loam,...

Lawns: topping off, shade tolerant grass, jim gibbs
shade tolerant grass, jim gibbs, surface roots: Hi David, ....to cover up the roots...? It is not necessary to cover the surface roots of Maple trees. Some people like to see them and it is common in Japanese gardens to actually work to make them an art-form. If the roots are a problem for...

Lawns: topsoil over clay, alfalfa meal, bark mulch
alfalfa meal, bark mulch, mud clay: Hi James. Putting topsoil over the clay will not help, unless you put at last 10 to 12 inches of topsoil. It would be better to till in a lot of bark mulch to looosen that clay and turn it, throughj compostimg, into goo topsoil. I do know what you mean...

Lawns: torpedo grass in new sod, bermuda grass, bad weed
bermuda grass, bad weed, torpedo grass: Hi Shannon. I had no idea what that was, so I searched until I got some pictures of it. I read on one forum that that is one bad weed. the old folks aroung here say the only way to get rid of torpedo grass is to move. I am not sure if rich soil would...

Lawns: torpedo grass, torpedo grass, resivoir
torpedo grass, resivoir, option choice: First step is to ensure that you have identified the invading grass properly. Please see link. Your option choice is to spray the torpedo grass with a grass-and-weed killer like Round-Up (glypsophate) in fall AFTER THE BERMUDA HAS GONE DORMANT. If you spray...

Lawns: tree/grass, glucose molecules, complex carbohydrate
glucose molecules, complex carbohydrate, crazy glue: Or you can try going in there and having the old roots and any leftover tree stump taken out with heavy duty equipment. It s doable. Not with a garden hoe and shovel, but with the right equipment, it s doable. Only then would you be able to plant that new...

Lawns: tree roots all over my lawn baby suckers, woody plant, tiny trees
woody plant, tiny trees, tree roots: Without knowing the genus of trees, I can offer but general advice. If these are actually suckers and not seedlings, than you probably have in invasive genus of tree, sprouting from roots left in the ground. The removal of the roots is important. Plowing...

Lawns: tree saplings in grass, tree saplings, tree seeds
tree saplings, tree seeds, maple trees: no doubt you are fighting seeds(double winged) from maple trees. you could handpull the little maples. they will come out easy. or just keep cutting your lawn weekly(2-3 height). the maple trees will out grow the grass so that when you cut weekly you will...

Lawns: trouble getting new started under mature trees and shade, japanese rock garden, perennial ryegrass
japanese rock garden, perennial ryegrass, warm soil: I think you diagnosed the problem yourself. The tree roots will compete with the grass for water and the roots will also help compact the soil which will make grass less able to compete. Your best option is to loosen the top of the soil (roto tiller)...

Lawns: turf, soil compacts, poa annua
soil compacts, poa annua, kentucky bluegrass: I personally love the crew-cut scalp of a Colonial Bentgrass Lawn. The trouble with this is the Poa Annua -- I have a raging battle against Annual Bluegrass. If the Colonial is grown thick and lush, the Bluegrass is choked out. But with foot traffic, and...

Lawns: turf grass, rocks and gravel, bark mulch
rocks and gravel, bark mulch, gourmet taste: Hi Joan; Thanks for the nice rating. I don t always check my ratings, so if you have a follow up question, I will see it sooner if you jst use the follow up on the questions page. Yes. That is plain old table sugar. Whn I first read about this, it was...

Lawns: turfing over old flower beds, wild garlic, tiny bulbs
wild garlic, tiny bulbs, flower beds: Spray the wild garlic with round-up (glyphosate). 2-3 repeat applications may be necerssary. If needed, get a paint roller and paint the leaves of the wild garlic near other plants to avoid drifting. Round-Up will kill all kinds of plants, so use specifictly...

Lawns: What type of grass to grow, lake manassas virginia, storm water runoff
lake manassas virginia, storm water runoff, robert trent jones golf club: See this article on low-maintenance lawns, assembled by the people at Ames Corp: http://www.ames.com/lawnmaintenance.html They re talking about low-maintenance techniques used -- with flying colors -- at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club at Lake Manassas,...

Lawns: What type of grass in the shade in zone 6., blue grass country, gardening in the shade
blue grass country, gardening in the shade, zone six: Hi Lee; Zone six puts you up in blue grass country. I love bluiegrass, but it is too hot in the summer for it here. It does require lots of sun though. Fescues take shade better, so a mixture of these might be best for you. However, since you don t like...

Lawns: which type of mower, heavy gauge steel, rotary mower
heavy gauge steel, rotary mower, tree roots: Good afternoon Rick: A good , high quality, self propelled rotary mower would give you acceptable results provided the mower is well-maintained and proper mowing practices are followed. It should be at least a 4 to 5 horsepower unit and have a heavy gauge...

Lawns: which type of mower, lowe s store, flat rocks
lowe s store, flat rocks, lawn man: Hi Rick; Well, I have never hit big stones, but I don t think a commercial lawn mower would be needed, just be watchful and don t hit rocks or big tree roots. You can rent a machine that will chew up roots. My neighbor has some trees that tend to come up...

Lawns: Unknown geass, grass weeds, siesta time
grass weeds, siesta time, organic herbicides: Off the top of my head, I would say you have a grade A Weed. Let it grow to blooming size and see what the seedhead looks like before you toss it in the garbage -- DO NOT COMPOST! You want those Seeds far, far away in a landfill. Then check this Weed identification...

Lawns: Unwatered Sod, chelated iron, soaker hoses
chelated iron, soaker hoses, types of grass: Oh, susan; I am going to start you off right! you are not going to fall into the pitfalls of sore knees, and frustration that I labored with for so many years.LOl All the organic gardening materials I read sounded like you had to spend so much more money,...

Lawns: UREA, fertilizer requirements, balanced fertilizer
fertilizer requirements, balanced fertilizer, spread rate: Unless the fertilizer requirements recommended for your lawn specify a more balanced fertilizer, I see no conflict. To get specific recommendations from Scotts, go to URL: http://lawncare.scotts.com/index.cfm/event/ContactUs.showForm and ask for settings....

Lawns: Use of EPSOM SALTS on my lawn, epsom salts, gardening gurus
epsom salts, gardening gurus, epsom salt: Yellowing of grass can be due to many factors. Thatch build up on st.augustine lawns is very well documented, however. Thatch is a thick layer of partially decomposed roots, stems, and runners which form an unpenetrable layer between the grass and the roots....

Lawns: Used Wrong Weed & Feed, scotts web, climate type
scotts web, climate type, bermuda grass: Hi Mike, ...What have I done to my yard? No predictions can be made exactly here Mike. And I have had no experience with this product. The Active Ingredient in this product is 1.055% Atrazine and the Scotts web-site makes a statement that it...

Lawns: Using fungicide on a St Augustine lawn in Austin Texas, organic lawn care, chemical fungicides
organic lawn care, chemical fungicides, harmful insect: Hi Nis; I use NO poisons at all. I am on an organic lawn care program, and that eliminates the need for fungicides, weed killers and pecticides and fertilizers that cause more problems than they help. Using chemicals fopr lawn care amounts to using a bandaid...

Lawns: Using new soil every year., toronto ontario canada, bald patches
toronto ontario canada, bald patches, brown dirt: Hi Yasmin, About Canadian Granny: Getting grass seed to grow can be tricky. It must not be allowed to dry-out or the seedlings will die. If there is too much watering,...the seedlings will get killed by a fungus. So, you should only seed an area...

Lawns: Using Round-up on Bermuda grass, grass plants, bermuda grass
grass plants, bermuda grass, gerry smith: Hi Gerry Smith, You might be able to spray for weeds in a dormant Bermuda lawn in JANUARY when it is generally totally dormant, ...but you risk causing dead-spots in your lawn any time after mid-winter. It is a risky process for any lawns below zone 6-7....

Lawns: Using Sugar as Fertilizer, cupboard shelf, grass snakes
cupboard shelf, grass snakes, harmful insect: Hi Candie; Sugar doesn t fertilize. what it does is nourish the beneficial microbes that DO enrich the soil. Weeds don t thrive in rich soil, so they die out soon after they sprout. A healthy enviornment for lawn critters like toads, lizards, grass snakes...

Lawns: Using Suger as weed killer, weed killers, poor soil
weed killers, poor soil, rich soil: I will be anxious to hear from you. While you are waiting for a good sized herd of lawn livestock, ( toads, lizards etc) to mopve into your yard to eat all the bad bugs, there are some natural things you can do to keep them away, that only add nutrients to...

Lawns: Using sugar to control weeds, harmful insects, smelly chemicals
harmful insects, smelly chemicals, chemical fertilizers: Hi James; Organics only BENEFITS, everything but the weeds and harmful insects. I threw a little sugar on my roses and other flowering shrubs, just to give them a batter boost maybe. All the sugar does is nourish the beneficial microbes. THEY do all the...

Lawns: Using sugar for healthly weedless grass, grass clippings, organic fertilizer
grass clippings, organic fertilizer, beneficial insects: Hi sherry; You can use sugar anytime. It does not interact with chemicals to harm anything. It is just with the sugar keeping the beneficial microbes akive, you no longer need chemicals the do the same job, only better and safer. If you get a little too...

Lawns: Using wood chips from a stump, shade tolerant grass, shredded hardwood mulch
shade tolerant grass, shredded hardwood mulch, pin oak tree: use the old pin oak tree wood chips on top of the ground as a weed preventer. lay 2-3 layers of newspaper(overlapped) before putting the chips on top of the ground. make the chips 2-3 thick. they will spend the next 2-3 years taking nitrogen from the soil...

Lawns: uneven lawn, core aerator, landscape supplier
core aerator, landscape supplier, installing a new lawn: Kim: Installing a new lawn will level the yard, assuming that the final finished grade is smooth. There are some other methods to accomplish this which will take more time, but cost a lot less. You may use the golf course method of topdressing with...

Lawns: uneven lawn - total renovation needed?, cool season grasses, lawn renovation
cool season grasses, lawn renovation, season grass: Good evening Doug: It sounds as if you are in need of lawn renovation. Think of renovation as fitting one of three levels: overseeding with little additional work; significant work, but allowing existing grass to remain; or completely removing the existing...

Lawns: uneven lawn, wheel barrows, land drains
wheel barrows, land drains, earth moving equipment: Hi Chris, ...how to procede..to level it..? Leveling a lawn area usually involves adding, removing and/or moving top-soil around. It helps to have the area vegetations free. Soils can vary in workability , and a hard-clay soil may be nearly impossible...

Lawns: uneven new lawn, sod grass, good soil
sod grass, good soil, seed down: Linda, tell me that you rolled the sod after it went down - yes? The rolling is critical. The seams won t grow together unless there s something for them to grow into. This is a frequent situation, you understand. And the usual way to handle it is...

Lawns: unpacking a compacted lawn, roto tillers, gentle slope
roto tillers, gentle slope, landscapers: Tilling the soil to a dept of 8-10 is a good idea if you need to grade, too. Rake smooth with a large wide rake (landscapers rake). You can rent one at the same equipment rental stores which rent roto tillers, or tents for parties. Best result you will...

Lawns: unresponsive drought spots, st augustine grass, turf grasses
st augustine grass, turf grasses, palmetto grass: Hi Lcarzoli, Given the basics of climate and an appropriate grass-type, enough sun-light, good to mediocre soil and so much water, ALL common turf grasses are easy to grow. Add some extra water and an occasional nitrate fertilizing event,... all common...

Lawns: unusual grass?, warm season grasses, cool season grasses
warm season grasses, cool season grasses, kentucky blue grass: Good afternoon Max: There are warm season grasses and cool season grasses. Warm season grasses stay green in the hottest time of the year (Summer) and cool season grasses stay green in the coolest part of the year (Spring and Fall). In the Chicago area cool...

Lawns: unwanted weeds in my lawn, improving your soil, unwanted weeds
improving your soil, unwanted weeds, harmful insects: Hi Henry; If you want a dessert, use Roundup. It kills EVERYTHING it touches, weeds, grass, flowers, trees. I haven t use a chemical in over 10 years, and I used to have crabgrass, dandelions, johnson grass, clover, dollar weed. Going on an organic program...

Lawns: urnine, pet urine, human urine
pet urine, human urine, acid content: Hi Dwana; It is the concentration of too much acid in one place that causes the damamge. Frequest watering and/or rains will kep it washed through the soil so that it prevents damage. I have no idea about human urine, but I would expect if it has a high...

Lawns: How to use herbs to keep the house free of insects like the house lizards ?, lavender mist, pantry shelf
lavender mist, pantry shelf, bark mulch: Hi Annabel; Uh, what do you mean house lizards????? I don t get lizards inside. See, I love my little lizards because they eat all those bad bugs, especially the aphids off my roses, but I don t want to socialize with them. I do NOT want them coming to...

Lawns: use of straw in new grass seeding, grass seeding, new grass
grass seeding, new grass, late spring: Let the straw stay. it will decompose in place. You can rake in late spring after the grass has started to grow actively and you have mowed the lawn a couple of times. But it is not required to rake straw. You can leave it (good for the lawn). Make sure...

Lawns: Which one to use?, nitrogen fertilizer, carbohydrate reserves
nitrogen fertilizer, carbohydrate reserves, pre emergent herbicide: Yes Lesco is a top quality brand similar to Scott s. Highly recommended. If you have not had a problem with crabgrass last year (and neighbors etc have not had a great infestation that you could see either) then skip this application. Contrary to common...

Lawns: using epsom salts, epsom salts, chlorophyll molecule
epsom salts, chlorophyll molecule, washington state university: Epsom Salts are BAD for your Soil, in my honest opinion. But they are WORLDS better than the concoctions sold in bags at the garden center -- the lesser of two evils. Salts inflict pain and suffering on the microbes underfoot. Damage at the bottom of the...

Lawns: using sugar in flowerbeds; also, how soon can I use sugar on lawn after chemicals?, flowering ground cover, grassy weeds
flowering ground cover, grassy weeds, flower beds: Hi Lisa; If you haven t oput chemical fertilizers on the flower beds, you could put the sugar there now, and water it in. Organics will not stop grass from growing in your flower beds though, except fopr crabgrass, johnson grass, Dallis grass and other grassy...

Lawns: using sugar on lawn, grass snakes, army worms
grass snakes, army worms, lawn weeds: Hi Barbara; All sugar does is nourish the beneficial microbes that enrich your soil. I use 4 pounds per 1000 sq.ft. and I just broadcast it by hand and water it in. I use it in the spring and fall, but you can do it anytime you like. Unlike chemical fertilizers...

Lawns: Viability of dandelion seeds, dandelion seeds, jim gibbs
dandelion seeds, jim gibbs, flower buds: Hi Richard Nerf, This is an interesting question since I too have also observed that herbicide (2-4-D) treated Dandelion weedy plants will experience the effects of the herbicide (namely fatal hormone potentiated hyper-activity ), BUT apparently continue...

Lawns: Vigoro vs. Scotts, organic lawn fertilizers, fertilizer pellets
organic lawn fertilizers, fertilizer pellets, synthetic fertilizers: None of them are harmfull to kids/dogs, etc if used properly. Apply on a calm day to dry soil and then water in well using plenty of water. Allow atleast 1/2 inch of water to dissolve the pellets. This can take 2-3 hours using a garden hose sprinkler or...

Lawns: Vinegar, stickers, and crabgrass., harmful insects, lawn fertilizers
harmful insects, lawn fertilizers, insect problems: Hi Robin; You would have to put so much vinegar down, it would kill all the grass. Just do an organic program, and that will take care of the weeds. I started putting sugar on my lawn 8 or 9 years ago, and the weeds started dying out right away. Sugar...

Lawns: Virginia - Weeds, golden moneywort, phlox subulata
golden moneywort, phlox subulata, creeping jenny: The multi-Zoned state of Virginia has weather everywhere between USDA Zone 6a and 8b. There is no sure way to know what the climate is and what will survive without knowing exactly your plants will be growing most of the time. Right now, where I am, it is...

Lawns: vetch, egg harbor new jersey, weedy plant
egg harbor new jersey, weedy plant, weedy plants: Hi Dolores Garbutt, There are about 150 species of plants called Vetches and all are related to the more common weedy plants called Clover . Look for broad-leaf herbicides at your local lawn and garden store which target clover and similar leguminous...

Lawns: vincas, bedding plants, flower boxes
bedding plants, flower boxes, kinds of soil: We are growing Vinca major here, yes? This Vinca (Catharanthus roseus) ranks as one of the Top 10 Most Popular Bedding Plants in the country. It comes in different colors and sizes; it can take hot, dry areas, tolerates all kinds of soil and won t succumb...

Lawns: how can I volunteer, master gardener, allexperts network
master gardener, allexperts network, time hope: Hi Floyd; It really is easy, once you get the hang of manuevering in this site. When you get to the Allexperts home page, click on find out about volunteering. When that page loads, scroll down to close to the bottom of the page, where it says Explore...

Lawns: WATERING GRASS, lavender oil, alkaline soil
lavender oil, alkaline soil, moth repellant: Dear Jeff: I can see no harmful effect from putting dishwater on a lawn. It probably contains stearates, phosphorus (maybe), and oils. The pH is alkaline and will help most lawns except centipede, unless you have very alkaline soil already. There may...

Lawns: WATERING LAWN, two timers, automatic controller
two timers, automatic controller, fosset: If you have a fixed sprinkler system you need to invest in a manifold unit which splits your system into zones. You would either manually, or via an automatic controller, open each zone seperately and run it for the prescribed time. For a garden hose with...

Lawns: Walking on new sod, soaker hose, sprinkler system
soaker hose, sprinkler system, sod: Hi Carrie; I don t have a sprinkler system either. wouldn t have one if they paid me a salary to have it there. Well, if they paid me to have it, i might, but I wouldn t use it.LOl They waste too much water. If you are concerned about walking too much...

Lawns: Walnut tree's and lawns, chemical concentration, ph soil
chemical concentration, ph soil, growing grass: Butch: Sorry. I did not answer this part of your question before. Yes, there is. The point of this standard of neutral pH soil is to encourage the breakdown of the acid causing the problem. You may use lime, of course. Compost and composting breaks...

Lawns: Want to move to Organic lawn care, organic lawn care, scotts turf builder
organic lawn care, scotts turf builder, compost tea: This is one very old question, but spring being around the corner, I will hope for the best, as I want very much to contribute to your new Organic view. Main concern I have is that you are going to stumble on a lot of weird and wacky, sometimes just flaky,...

Lawns: Want to go organic, core aerator, compost facility
core aerator, compost facility, yellow blooms: That old gardener s saying: Timing Is Everything. And it s critical to this exercise because weed seeds germinate at different temperatures, beginning around that Forsythia benchmark. Crabgrass usually germinates when soil temps are HIGHER 55 to 60 degrees...

Lawns: Wasp control, tampa florida area, st augustine grass
tampa florida area, st augustine grass, wasp control: Hi Bruce; Sugar doesn t KILL anythig. It nourishes the benefivial mivrobed that enrich the soil. Weeds won t thrive in rich soil. If you are using a lawn service, and you put down sugar and/or other organics, and then cheicals are used on the yard, they...

Lawns: Water Lawns, water lawns, soil layers
water lawns, soil layers, layers of soil: Water the lawn so that the soil is wet to a dept of 6-8 deep. This typically means watering the lawn for 1-2 hours (thorough soaking). If you water for 10-15 minutes, only the top layers of soil get wet. You need to water deeply. The general rule is to...

Lawns: Water pooling in backyard, landscape drainage, drainage holes
landscape drainage, drainage holes, drainage products: Jim, this drainage problem of yours is not such an unusual problem, believe it or not. Compacted soil never drains the way you want it to. To solve your grade problems, the simplest answer would involve raising the level of the dip in the yard. Right...

Lawns: Water Standing, spiked shoes, good soil
spiked shoes, good soil, burmuda: Hi Eric; This is really simple to cure. Just put good soil in to fill up the low spots, and then seed or plug in grass, or if the area is not too large, and your grass is a type that spreads by runners, like St. Ausustine, Burmuda etc, jusr water well and...

Lawns: Watering, soaker hose, degree mark
soaker hose, degree mark, mark thanks: Hi Ruth; Well if you are near the DFW area, you are probably on a limited watering schedule due to our lack of rainfall. Early morning, or early evening, after the ground has cooled some is best. If you are watering with a soaketr hose that does not spray...

Lawns: Watering, slow rain, soft carpet
slow rain, soft carpet, hardwood floor: Hi Greg; There is a guage you can buy, stick it in the ground at 6 inches, and it will register when it gets wet down there. However, I ewalk on mine. Walk on your grass before you water, and notice how it feels like walking on pavement or a hardwood floor....

Lawns: Watering, grass seed, new seed
grass seed, new seed, root systems: Water your new sod twice a day -- morning and night. This is Sod has to be watered carefully and diligently until roots reach into the new soil underneath. This is the one thing that homeowners fail at most often. Ditto, new Seed. These are delicate...

Lawns: Watering guidelines for Bermuda grass, corn gluten meal, alfalfa meal
corn gluten meal, alfalfa meal, lava sand: Hi Amy; In the dormant stage, grass and shrubs will still need water, so if it has not rained in a 2 or 3 weeks, I water my lawn. ALL grasses will develope a deep root system if you water deeply, to a depth of at least 6 inches. A deep root system will...

Lawns: Watering the lawn in the evening., soaker hoses, faucetts
soaker hoses, faucetts, dallas area: Hi Mark; I heard all the arguments about fungus too, but when I was working all day, and raising children, the only time I could water was at night. I live in the Dallas area, and we have a lot of humidity here. Never got a fungus from watering at night....

Lawns: Watering our lawn, agricultural extension agent, agricultural colleges
agricultural extension agent, agricultural colleges, drought damage: Your sprinkler salesman doesn t know what he is talking about. I have gone to the websites of some of the leading agricultural colleges in the country, and looked this up. They ALL say a deep watering, and less often is the way to go, for the reason that...

Lawns: Watering of lawns, organic fertilization, soaker hoses
organic fertilization, soaker hoses, watering lawns: Hi Rick; There are two kinds i have gotten. Walmart carries them as well as any store that carries garden hoses. I have some that are black round tube-like hoses. I lay them out in a pattern, water with them and they can bemoved around in any pattern you...

Lawns: Watering of lawns, water lawns, drought damage
water lawns, drought damage, drought situation: Hi Ken I always water deeply for this reason. Seep watering establishes a deep root system. That helps protect against cold, heat, and drought damage. when you water a little and frequently, the roots have to come closer to the surface to get water. This...

Lawns: Watering in Puerto Rico, shallow root system, chemical fertilizers
shallow root system, chemical fertilizers, rain conditions: Hi Kheila; I will just tell you the basics of growing a lawn successfully. You should be able to adapt it to the climate and rain conditions, and growing seasons in your area. First, you can fertilize too much and burn your grass so that it kills it out...

Lawns: Watering St. Augustine lawn, dormant season, reclaimed water
dormant season, reclaimed water, sprinkler system: Hi Mary; I don t know what settings your sprinklers are on, but you need about 1 inch per week, in late spring and summer. That would be one inch of water on a water guage, if you have one. That waters to a depth of about 6 inches. Deep watering like that...

Lawns: Watering St. Augustine, southern california water, tuna cans
southern california water, tuna cans, soup cans: Water once, maximum twice, weekly. When you do water, try to water deeply. The general goal is to water 1 per application. To find out how long time to run your sprinklers to apply 1 , try to place straight sided cans in the sprinklers path (such as tuna...

Lawns: Watering?, heat stress, empty cans
heat stress, empty cans, household water: A kentucky bluegrass lawn can suffer from heat stress in the heat of summer and slightly browning is not usually a problem. when cooler temperatures return the lawn will green back up. During very hot summer months a cool season lawn will go partially dormant....

Lawns: WEEDS, cool season grasses, weed seeds
cool season grasses, weed seeds, strawberry plants: Hi Linda: The invasion of weeds can be prevented to a large degree by maintaining a dense, healthy stand of grass. A high quality lawn will develop a highly competitive canopy which will shade the soil surface and discourage the germination and establishment...

Lawns: WEEDS WEEDS WEEDS, chick weed, sand burrs
chick weed, sand burrs, texas zip code: Hi Rose Ann; Well, I battled the war of the weeds for over 40 years, before I switched to organics. That was about 10 years ago, and I haven t seen a weed come up in my yard for the past 7 or 8 years. My recommendation is to do away with the chemiclas altogether...

Lawns: WEEDS, leaf plants, weed killers
leaf plants, weed killers, poor soil: They may well be small trees. You could have gotten some tree seeds in your seed, or sod, or they may have blown in by the wind. If they are nut trees, lil squirrels may have planted them. Trees, you gotta put a broadleaf killer on them, or dig down with...

Lawns: Weak Grass, new lawns, new grass
new lawns, new grass, top soil: Alfonso: Your description of the problem sounds like the use of topsoil as a cover for the seed may have created a very loose seedbed. Tilling the soil should be adequate preparation for seed. The soil should be compacted slightly at seeding. Further,...

Lawns: Weed Control, st augistine, grass area
st augistine, grass area, weed killer: mando it s a little late to be asking questions after you ve already done the work. you shouldn t have tilled the dirt if the grade was OK. you could have just cut the weed/grass area real low and installed the sod over top. also you ahould have laid the...

Lawns: Weed Control., grassy weeds, broadleaf weeds
grassy weeds, broadleaf weeds, flowers and shrubs: If the weeds are grassy weeds, e.g. weeds are different grass types than the one planted, control can be difficult now. If the weeds are broadleaf weeds, e.g. such as dandelion, clover, thissle and other broadleaf weeds (e.g. the weeds do not look like...

Lawns: Weed Control In Centipede Lawn, alfalfa meal, lava sand
alfalfa meal, lava sand, white clover: Hi Sam; Read some of my pat answers. I started out with sugar, and that was all I used until this last spring, when I heard about alfalfa meal and lava sand. So I started doing some of that. Sugar feeds the beneficial microbes that enrich your soil. Those...

Lawns: Weed Control After Overseeding?, postemergent herbicide, starter fertilizer
postemergent herbicide, starter fertilizer, new grass: Brad: I would not worry about the weeds until the grass has matured. Usually, a starter fertilizer contains a pre-emergent, depending on brand, which, apparently, did not work too well. Some of the summer weeds will die in cold. Some others will survive....

Lawns: Weed Control, frugalliving, weed control
frugalliving, weed control, cultural practices: Good Evening Linda: I have attached below some web sites that may be of interest to you. I do not promote the use of vinegar on lawns because it would be non selective and therefore uncontrollable in regard to what vegetation it would kill. On lawns I would...

Lawns: Weed control, organic lawn care, soil fertilizers
organic lawn care, soil fertilizers, pulling weeds: Hi Karen; Yep, I can. Organics is more about what you DON T do rather than what you do. The main things you DON T do when you use an organic lawn care program, 1. you don t use any chemiclas that can harm anything. 2. You don t spend hour after back...

Lawns: Weed control, alfalfa meal, organic weed control
alfalfa meal, organic weed control, lava sand: Hi Marlos; Sure can. The sugar doesn t kill anything. It merely nourishes the beneficial microbes that enrich the soil. Weeds love poor soil and will not grow in rich soil. You will see fewer and feer weeds till they are all gone. Some will come back each...

Lawns: Weed control, herbicide treatment, signs of stress
herbicide treatment, signs of stress, pre emergents: Tony: The best herbicide treatment for both is a pre-emergent applied in February 1-28 depending on where you are in Florida. Bahia does tolerate 2-4D, dicamba and MCPP, if applied in May, with temperatures 60-85 deg. F, and showing no signs of stress...

Lawns: Weed control & fertilizers, shade tolerant grass, shade tolerant grasses
shade tolerant grass, shade tolerant grasses, lawn care practices: Good afternoon Sumathi: You re just a little sneaky asking all those questions on one entry but I will give you the best I can. Lawns in the shade are typically thin, weak, and of poor quality. Maintaining a quality stand of grass in the shade can be difficult...

Lawns: Weed control, grass weeds, goat head
grass weeds, goat head, crab grass: Good evening Brison: It appears that the only way to rid your lawn of weeds is to make your lawn tall and dense. That means you need to mow at a greater height so that the sun does not get to the weed seeds to make them germinate. Goat head (Puncturevine)...

Lawns: Weed and Feed (Scotts Weed control), scotts turfbuilder, fish birds
scotts turfbuilder, fish birds, weedkillers: Weed and Feed? More toxic waste from Scotts? O.K., choose your poison. Here s your answer: Weedkillers as you point out are supposed to be applied to a damp Lawn, to stick, and then left alone -- undisturbed by rain, watering, mowing or traffic for 24...

Lawns: Weed and Feed, moss killer, compact soil
moss killer, compact soil, weed killers: There is no time period required between applying a moss killer and applying fertilizer/weed killers. moss may return if the underlying conditions are not changed. changing drainage is a good first step, but also dealing with excessive shade and hard compact...

Lawns: Weed free and Lush green Centepde lawn Wanted, north charleston south carolina, harmful insects
north charleston south carolina, harmful insects, chemical fertilizers: I have St. Augustine grass, primarily. There is one small area in my back yard where the St. Augustine has not completely crowded out the burmuds yet. Centipoede, Kentucky Blue Grass, all of it does equally well on organics. The only thing that won t do well...

Lawns: Weed/Grass Control, soil composition, grass control
soil composition, grass control, environmental soil: Ed This problem may have several reasons. Fescue may have stress (environmental). Soil composition may be the second one. I will suggest you to apply Potassium based fertilizer that may work for you. Keep proper mowing. Better to mail me picture of fescue...

Lawns: Weed and grass control, sunday school superintendent, weed barrier
sunday school superintendent, weed barrier, weed problem: Hi Janelle; I have the perfect solution, especially for a school ground, with little children running all over it. ORGANISC!!!!! See, weeds hate rich soil and will not thrive in it. Weeds like crabgrass, dandelions, etc will not thrive in rich soil, so...

Lawns: Weed Killer, noxious weeds, raising livestock
noxious weeds, raising livestock, weed killers: Kerry, I don t know if you realize this, but I am religious about Organic solutions. I just want to prepare you for an answer you may not be expecting. Frankly, I think all this Science is really cool. But some people think it is too hocus-pocus LSD-induced...

Lawns: Weed Killers, weed killers, planting seeds
weed killers, planting seeds, preen: Good Morning Michael: I understand your dilemma. Of course the best way to rid your flower garden of weeds is to pull them by hand. I have given you an alternative below in the web sites about Preen . It is an herbicide that has been known to work quite...

Lawns: Weed kill and lawn fertilizers, broadleaf weed control, grass weeds
broadleaf weed control, grass weeds, wild violets: Weed and feed products can be used as fertilizer w/broadleaf weed control (such as Scott s Turfbuilder Plus2) or you can buy a bottle of Ortho s Weed-Be-Gon and spray it on the lawn using the garden hose attachment. Both work equally well. If you use grannular...

Lawns: Weed killer and repair of spots from dog urine!, improving your soil, harmful insects
improving your soil, harmful insects, chemical fertilizers: Hi Janet; Use NO chemical products. I struggled with weeds, insects, fungus and everything else, and got only mediocre results. About 10 years ago, I switched to organics, and I haven t seen a weed in my yard for the past 7 or 8 years. I have 4 dogs, but...

Lawns: Weed prevention / Fertilizer, fescue cultivars, preemergent herbicides
fescue cultivars, preemergent herbicides, grass weeds: Good Morning Steve: If you cannot control the annual grass weeds by providing a dense turfgrass canopy, the next best way to stop annual grass weeds from establishing themselves in your lawn is through the use of preemergent herbicides. These herbicides control...

Lawns: Weed Question, crab grass killer, grass lawns
crab grass killer, grass lawns, bayer corp: Hi Paul, ... natural or cheap ...crab grass killer...? All of the crab-grass you will have in your lawn in any given summer season is due to the SEEDS that LAST YEAR s plants produced. Keep the weed from going to seed and you will eventually...

Lawns: Weed and Seed, soil fertilizers, kinds of weeds
soil fertilizers, kinds of weeds, lawn weeds: Hi Jim; Weed and feed does not kill weeds, it keeps the seeds from germinating. I don t know when you have to put it down, because I have never used it. I don t use weeds killers anymore, and I have a weed free lawn. Weeds love poor soil. They will not...

Lawns: Weed/Stickers in Lawn!, improving your soil, harmful insects
improving your soil, harmful insects, johnson grass: Hi Cindy; This is the program I have followed for the last 19 years. It balances out the nutrients in the soil, makes rich soil which eliminates the weeds, as weeds will not thrive in rich soil. ------------------------------------- You will constantly...

Lawns: Weed wacker, craftsman weed wacker, adobe viewer
craftsman weed wacker, adobe viewer, grass trimmer: Hi Kyle. Read your manufacturer s instruction book that came with the weed whacker. If you have lost it, go online to the manufacturer s site and look for an instruction book. Lots of manufacturers put them on their site and you can download it with your...

Lawns: Weeding & Feeding, corn gluten meal, lawn grasses
corn gluten meal, lawn grasses, release nitrogen: 5-plus Maryland Acres? Jerry you lucky duck. Best thing for you is to get your hands on some Corn Meal Gluten at a local farm supplier. It doesn t have to be in a fancy bucket or have a catchy name. Anything called simply corn gluten meal will work...

Lawns: Weedkiller, ronald c smith, tsk tsk
ronald c smith, tsk tsk, north dakota state university extension service: Where do I begin? You are not applying SHAKE AND BAKE here, my Glen Cove friend. This is not TEA AND SUGAR. It isn t ORANGE JUICE AND SUNSHINE. It s the evil, toxic, dreadful wolf in sheep s clothing that a Madison Avenue salesman has sweetly named...

Lawns: Weeds??, scotts weed and feed, grass blade
scotts weed and feed, grass blade, weed and feed: Good Morning Marcia: There are many different weed and feed products. Some do not control dandelions but other broad leaf weeds. See the Scott s web site and see if you can remember what product you used and see what it is supposed to control: (Copy and...

Lawns: Weeds???, scotts weed and feed, grass weeds
scotts weed and feed, grass weeds, weed and feed: Scott s weed-and-feed products need to be applied on wet grass (weeds) when the weeds are actively growing. Typically, using weed and feed in april is too early to have any effect. Best result is had in late may or early september, with fall being best result....

Lawns: Weeds?, barnyard grass, yellow nutsedge
barnyard grass, yellow nutsedge, barn grass: Yellow Nutsedge can be viewed at the University of California at Davis website(www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7432.html) and Barnyard Grass (Echinochloa crusgalli) can be id d at Oregon University website (ippc2.orst.edu/mint/barngrass.htm). Lots of...

Lawns: Weeds, soil fertilizers, control weeds
soil fertilizers, control weeds, poor soil: Hi Kathy. I broadcast the sugar by hand, and then water it in well. sugar doesn t control weeds. what controls the weeds is the richness of the soil. Fertilizers don t enrich soil. they feed the vegetation, including the weeds, and kill the beneficial microbes...

Lawns: Weeds, chemical fertilizers, flower beds
chemical fertilizers, flower beds, rich soil: The sugar won t hurt anything. All it does is feed the beneficial microbes. They work round the clock, all year long, enriching and improving the soil. As the soil gets rich, THAT is what kills the weeds, because weeds need poor soil to thrive, and they die...

Lawns: Weeds & Asian Jasmine, san augustine grass, kinds of weeds
san augustine grass, kinds of weeds, johnson grass: Hi Sandy; Mine too. I think the amount of rain we have had drowned my microbes. I never thought of them drowning, but we have never had this much rain in North Texas, since I moved here in 65. I have the first weeds I have seen in over 8 years. There...

Lawns: Weeds with children., grass snakes, harmful insect
grass snakes, harmful insect, weed prevention: Hi Marine. First, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! I appreciate what you and others like you have done and are doing for us all !!!! Simple, go organic and you will do away with the weeds, and it won t matter what reason your kids have for putting grass in their mouths...

Lawns: Weeds and clover, grass killers, wild violets
grass killers, wild violets, rich soil: Hi Bill; I don t know of any. The broad leaf killers will kill clover, and the grass killers will not efect clover, but it will not kill broad leafed weeds either. If it is grass you are trying to kill, there are grass killers that are supposed to not kill...

Lawns: Weeds and crabgrass, agricultural extension agent, improving your soil
agricultural extension agent, improving your soil, harmful insects: Hi Wes; Your local nurserymen or County Agricultural Extension Agent can tell you the best grass for your area, BUT, that seed you bought probably had some weed seeds in it too, and the wind blows in new seeds every spring. I battled crabgrass and every...

Lawns: Weeds and fire ants, epsom salts, navel oranges
epsom salts, navel oranges, epson salts: Hi sue; Sugar for the weeds. Sugar keeps the beneficial microbes alive, they enrich the soil, and the rich soil is unfriendly to weeds. Weeds love poor soil, especially dollar weeds, crabgrass, johnson grass, poison ivy etc. Thoes and the dandelions were...

Lawns: Weeds and lawns, grass snakes, harmful insect
grass snakes, harmful insect, wide swath: Hi sue; I am leery of the lemon dishsoap and lemon amonia and many of the other kitchen lawn care remedies dish soaps are toxic to people if you ingest them, so I am not sure they would not harm my lawn critters. The dish soap sprays are supposed to get...

Lawns: Weeds and Moss, soil fertility, interlocking stones
soil fertility, interlocking stones, old refrigerator: Sometimes I m wrong, Irene. So I have looked further into this matter. As I mentioned earlier, I am attempting to cultivate moss, not get rid of it. My favorite recipe so far comes from one of Martha Stewart s Guest during one of her programs which included...

Lawns: Weeds and poor grass & sugar, chick weed, katy texas area
chick weed, katy texas area, wild violets: Use sugar anytime. That is the beauty of it, it is never too early or too late, and if you think another application will speed things up, go ahead an apply another treatment. If you dump 50 pounds of it in one spot, you will not do harm to your yard, because...

Lawns: Weeds in my Redapple iceplant (Aptenia Cordiflora), shredded hardwood mulch, red apple iceplant
shredded hardwood mulch, red apple iceplant, weed control products: Hi Jerry, The Apentia belongs to a family of plants called Aizoaceae which is classified as a dicot . This plant can actually be hurt by products like Ortho Weed-Be-Gon (which target dicots as opposed to grasses which are monocots). It may be it s waxy coating...

Lawns: Weeds and soil, wind dispersal, peat moss
wind dispersal, peat moss, elbow grease: Hi Josh, [1] ...what everybody uses to prevent weeds in flower beds..? Elbow-grease is still the standard remedy for weeds in flower-beds as far as I know. The weed-barrier system is great in gardens that utilize certain types of island plantings,...

Lawns: Weeds vs. Grass, corn gluten, elbow grease
corn gluten, elbow grease, thick grass: First thing you have to learn here sir is that organic means many things to many people. I would not put Coca-Cola in my refrigerator and I sure as heck wouldn t put it on my lawn. That s a Jerry Baker routine. The man deserves a lot of credit for getting...

Lawns: Weeds weeds weeds, weed and feed, soil temperatures
weed and feed, soil temperatures, bermuda grass: Weed infestation in bermuda in spring is not uncommon, but it should soon take over as soil temperatures warm up. Weed-and-feed treatment is fine, and you can repeat this in 6 weeks time. Alternatively, spray with a broadleaf contact herbicide, such as WEED-BE-GON...

Lawns: Weeds and Yellowing lawn, scotts summerguard, soil test
scotts summerguard, soil test, protein source: First things first: This yard has been through so much in the past couple of years... Can you tell me what you mean by that? Next, I have to point this out to you: Most Crabgrass is ANNUAL. That means that if you stop it from setting seed this year,...

Lawns: Weeds in my yard, grass snakes, gorgeous plants
grass snakes, gorgeous plants, welcome neighbor: Hi Stacye; Welcome neighbor. I live in Irving. I had all the weeds you have, and more. LOL Switching to organics did it all. No more weeds, no more insects. Just thick lush, green lawn and gorgeous plants and flowers, and little work or expense. With...

Lawns: Weeds in Zoysia Z-52, google search, helena chemical company
google search, helena chemical company, fertilome products: Try looking for a Helena Chemical Company, Lesco, Southern Ag., or a Southern States location. Either one of these companies should be able to help you and I would bet that out of the ones I listed one of them has a location in or near Birmingham, AL. You...

Lawns: Weeds in Zoysia Z-52, fertilome products, nut grass
fertilome products, nut grass, johnson grass: Hi Barbara; You can put down the fertilome,and then apply the sugar and water them both in together, but, you will be killing all the microbes with the fertilome, and keeping some of them alive withthe sugar, so you will not get as good results as if you...

Lawns: Weeds, national plants database, space ship earth
national plants database, space ship earth, spectrum herbicide: Hi Donald Y, The weed may have persisted in the area after using ROUND-UP because of the tiny seeds that remained in the top-soil. Creeping Charlie , or Ground-Ivy, (botanical name Glechoma hederacea ) , is one of the more difficult weeds to eradicate...

Lawns: Weird thing in flower bed, chemical fungicides, powdery mildew
chemical fungicides, powdery mildew, trash cans: I think I found it. I found a picture of different fungi, and one looks like little red fingers. Go to this site, and look at the first picture on the third row. If that is it, it is a fungus so it will respond to a fungicide. http://dank34.drizzle.com/images/MushroomsCollected/index.html...

Lawns: White patches on lawn, powdery mildew, dish soap
powdery mildew, dish soap, season grass: Hi Bub; I have never seen or heard of a condition like you describe, and I have lived in almost every climate in this country. I live in the dallase., Texas area now, and have for 40 years. We have a high humidity here, and I water early in the morning,...

Lawns: White patches on lawn, grass blade, powdery mildew
grass blade, powdery mildew, dish soap: Just to make sure I understand: - does this happen to the grass primarily in hot summer months ? There are several diseases which can attack KBG in hot summer months. One such disease is Fusarium Blight. This disease is severe during the dry, hot...

Lawns: White powdery mold on Lawn, powdery mold, quality compost
powdery mold, quality compost, powdery mildew: John: You have good advice. It is powdery mildew or snowmold - a fungus. The treatment is Benomyl. You may try some organic products. But I have no predictable, lasting experience with any but high quality compost applied to the whole site. Though...

Lawns: Wild Bermuda, florida lawn handbook, florida lawns
florida lawn handbook, florida lawns, bermuda grass: Good evening Connie: If you would have read my profile you would have seen that I cannot answer questions in regard to warm season grasses. I have found some web sites that I believe will be helpful to you. I would suggest you get in touch with your local...

Lawns: Wild bermuda grass, improving your soil, harmful insects
improving your soil, harmful insects, south west florida: Hi Frank; Anything that will kill the burmuda, will kill all the other grasses. Make rich soil, and concentrate on growing St. Augustine. In time, St. Augustine should crowd out the burmuda. Some types of burmuda are weed. rather than grass. I don t know...

Lawns: Wild Strawberries in lawn, wild strawberry plants, wild violets
wild strawberry plants, wild violets, improving your soil: Hi Gary; Well, switching to organics got rid of all my weeds, including the wild violets I had in my yard. It will probably get rid of wild strawberries too. It got rid of my dandelions, dollar weed, crabgrass and johnson grass, poison ivy, clover, and a...

Lawns: Wild Strawberries, fragaria virginiana, wild strawberry
fragaria virginiana, wild strawberry, wild strawberries: Fescue is a Cool Season Grass. Many people will urge you to get a Weedkiller containing the infamous 2,4-D, MCPP, Dicamba, or Triclopyr. As far as I m concerned, no chemical is worth the side effects to people, pets and wildlife. You need to get the Fescue...

Lawns: Winter grass, cool season grasses, winter grass
cool season grasses, winter grass, summer grass: Good Morning Fred: Although I only answer questions on cool season grasses, I have come upon a web site that I believe will help you. The site is an excerpt from the Arizona Master Gardener Manual on Lawns. Please copy and paste it in your browser and...

Lawns: Winterizing grass, tsk tsk, compost tea
tsk tsk, compost tea, compost pile: Your grass should be cut shorter than usual, Anne, the last runthrough. Don t do any more fertilizing, it s too cold, assuming you are in my neck of the woods, Long Island, NY. The winterizing is good for a car but you don t need to pay attention to...

Lawns: Wire Grass, spectrum herbicide, wire grass
spectrum herbicide, wire grass, maintenance practices: Michael: To the best of my knowledge, treatment for wiregrass will impact the KY31 because a broad spectrum herbicide will be used. One way is to spray the wiregrass areas with Roundup in early fall, then reseed those areas when the wriegrass is dead and...

Lawns: Wire Grass, wire grass, lawn grasses
wire grass, lawn grasses, bermuda grass: First things first! Are we talking about Wire Grass as in Cynodon dactylon aka Bermuda Grass (www.blueplanetbiomes.org/bermuda_grass.htm)aka Devilgrass ? There s a closeup photo at the Virginia Tech Weed I.D. Guide (www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/cynda.htm)....

Lawns: If you want to go organic I will be glad to tell you all these neat herbs for repelling bugs., epsom salts, cupboard shelf
epsom salts, cupboard shelf, harmful insect: Hi Lyndy; I am just going to copy and paste the answer I just wrote to someone else. It fits your question too. Hi Tom; When you get your lawn on a totally organic program, and have a healthy enviornment for lizards, toads, grss snakes etc, they will...

Lawns: warm season grass, warm season grass, organic lawn care
warm season grass, organic lawn care, grass greens: Hi Rita; Well, I can see why you are fed up with the lawn care service. Frankly, I have never seen one of these companies that know beans about growing and maintaining a lawn. In this case, their information is just backward. In early spring, when we...

Lawns: Too much water or drainage problems?, blue green algae, drainage pattern
blue green algae, drainage pattern, turf damage: Rose: The question of drainage and grade is valid. Determining the drainage pattern may require a trained eye or professional equipment. If the water drains away from the house and toward the greenbelt, if the lawn has no fungus damage or blue-green...

Lawns: water grass, water grass, johnson grass
water grass, johnson grass, grass seed: Hi Julie; Read some of my answers on organic gardening. Weeds won t thrive in rich soil, and an organic program continually improves and enriches your soil, so that when weeds do come up, they start to die out right away. I used to have some of that water...

Lawns: water logged garden, retainer wall, bark mulch
retainer wall, bark mulch, rich soil: Hi Jan; You must have ock or hard clay under there that is keeping the soil from draining. I would dig down there until I found out what the problem is. You may have rock that can t be done anything about except to either have it removed which would probably...

Lawns: how to water, flower beds, irrigation system
flower beds, irrigation system, kentuck: The watering schedule you are describing sounds way to much. If you have a dry summer without rain and lots of heat and sun in those areas, it is possible they are getting the right amount, but the same schedule for all 8 zones just does not sound like a...

Lawns: watering grass seed & seedlings, new grass, grass seed
new grass, grass seed, inexpensive material: Sue: Watering should help in any case. If cold/cold has set in and you have no days in the 50 to 70 deg. F range, grass should lay dormant until temps get back in that range, or next spring. If temps are consistently in the 40 s and 30 s, I would consider...

Lawns: watering grass seed, lawn grass seed, watering grass
lawn grass seed, watering grass, nurseryman: Hi Barbara. Well, you are supposed to keep the newly seeded lawn damp until it gets established well, so I am thinking either way would let the grass die. Ask a nurseryman in your area, that you trust their judgement. I just don t do grass by seed. Every...

Lawns: watering the lawn, tuna cans, perennial ryegrass
tuna cans, perennial ryegrass, tall fescue: Good Morning J Collins: Congratulations on the new irrigation system! If you wish to keep your lawn actively growing and stress free throughout the heat of summer, additional watering will be required. In general, all cool season lawns, which I believe you...

Lawns: watering the lawn, water soaks, season grasses
water soaks, season grasses, lawn watering guide: Good afternoon Bill: 1. Make sure your lawn gets at least one inch of water per week, either by rainfall or in combination with irrigation. Remember, less is better than more for both a healthy lawn and for water conservation. If your community imposes...

Lawns: watering lawn, tuna cans, soda cans
tuna cans, soda cans, coffee cans: With regular household water pressure and an oscillating (fan) sprinkler attached to a garden house, it typically takes roughly 1.5 - 2.5 hours to put enough water down to provide 1 (preferred). e.g. 2 hours before you move the spinkler. A spinklers efficiency...

Lawns: watering new lawn seed, knight in shining armor, hamster food
knight in shining armor, hamster food, moisture situation: How nice to hear from you again. I have been wondering how things went with that whole moisture situation. It is not normally the time of year to do automatic sprinkling, but for new seed, you have to make sure there is constant moisture. After all that...

Lawns: watering, soaker hoses, oscillating sprinkler
soaker hoses, oscillating sprinkler, soaker hose: Hi Pattie; It is hard for me to tell what is going on in this case, bcause I don t know how many gallons of water your sprinklers put out in that time or how much area it was spread over, how much water pressure you have etc. Was water running off onto the...

Lawns: wax leaf begonias, st augustine grass, growing begonias
st augustine grass, growing begonias, afternoon shade: Hi Audrey; A long time ago I planted some of those bronze leaved begonias, because I was told the ones with bronze leaves would take full sun. The sun did them in right away. I would think you should polant them where they get morning sun, but afternoon...

Lawns: weed control, lawn weed killer, common broadleaf weeds
lawn weed killer, common broadleaf weeds, broadleaf herbicides: Good morning Jim: I am making an assumtion that you are refering to ground ivy not Poison, English, or Boston ivy. One of the more common broadleaf weeds invading shade lawns is ground ivy also called creeping Charlie. It is very difficult to control....

Lawns: weed control, grass weeds, kinds of weeds
grass weeds, kinds of weeds, perennial weeds: Good morning Steven: This is a very good site in regard to cool season grasses. It will help you throughout the year in your quest for that great looking lawn. http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/lawntalk/ It sounds as if you are in need of complete lawn...

Lawns: weed control, common broadleaf weeds, broadleaf herbicides
common broadleaf weeds, broadleaf herbicides, grass blade: Good afternoon Amanda: One of the more common broadleaf weeds invading shade lawns is ground ivy also called creeping Charlie. It is very difficult to control. Lawns in shaded areas and often with poorly drained fertile soil are typical sites for ground...

Lawns: weed control, tiny blue flowers, google search
tiny blue flowers, google search, weed id: Karlene, I am very sorry for the delay in answering your question. As far as the weed is concerned I wish I could help you. Without being able to see the weed myself I am not sure I would give an accurate ID. As far as control, depending on the weed,...

Lawns: weed control, chemical insecticides, harmful insects
chemical insecticides, harmful insects, bedding plants: Hi Joan; Spurge isn t a weed I have ever had to deal with, but it should react the same as other weeds to organics. Weeds love poor soil and will not thrive in rich soil, so concentrate on making rich soil, and the weeds will not thrive in your garden. ...

Lawns: weed control, st augustine grass, lawn bags
st augustine grass, lawn bags, ag agent: Kim: Consider applying an herbicide sprayed on the turf rather than a combination product. If you have applied fertilizer five times, hold on further applications. You are feeding the weeds too. You mention sprouts. Does this mean that you seeded...

Lawns: weed control for new lawn, crabgrass seeds, post emergent crabgrass killer
crabgrass seeds, post emergent crabgrass killer, pre emergent herbicide: Grassplant is an annual plant which will die with first frost. Before it dies it will set seeds. In early spring, put fertilizer w/crabgrass preventer (such as Scott s Turfbuilder w/Halts). The herbicide will prevent seeds from germinating (including crabgrass...

Lawns: weed control, wild strawberry plants, leaf rake
wild strawberry plants, leaf rake, glysophate: Weed-be-gon is usually effective against wild strawbarry. Are you sure it is wild strawberry ? Try to lightly damage the leaves before next spraying. E.g. beat it lightly with a leaf rake without trashing it completely but so that there are entry points...

Lawns: weed erratication, herbicide labels, adequate soil moisture
herbicide labels, adequate soil moisture, broadleaf herbicides: Good evening Mr. Kincaid: There are a number of broadleaf weed herbicides (weed killers) available for use on lawns to control clover. Only apply to actively growing clover. Choices found in garden centers typically include 2,4-D (2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic...

Lawns: weed and feed, improving your soil, harmful insects
improving your soil, harmful insects, chemical fertilizers: Hi Alice; I don t know anything about weed and feed. It was something I would never use on my lawn. that stuff kills some kinds of grasses, and just a little too much can damage your lawn beyond repair. I use only organics, and the rich soil takes care...

Lawns: weed & feed for bahia grass, weed and feed fertilizer, bahia grass
weed and feed fertilizer, bahia grass, pre emergent herbicide: Hi Steve, ...weeds still grew like mad...? I cannot recommend a specific commercial product. Note that with a new home on a new lot, there will be decades of weed-SEEDS in the wild top-soil and it may require several seasons of weed-wars before...

Lawns: weed & feed on lawn, fertilome products, pre emergents
fertilome products, pre emergents, beneficial microbes: Tim; I tried to get some information on the transition Zone of NC, and couldn t find any info. what different problems do you have there? Hon, I live in North Texas, and have lived in West Texas. Bet I have encountered them all. There is a saying about...

Lawns: weed and feed on lawns and health hazords to animals and children., colored flags, riot act
colored flags, riot act, childrens safety: Adrianne, THOUSANDS of communities in the U.S. have Codes that require -- REQUIRE -- that people living adjacent to, or at the same address as, the site of a pesticide or herbicide location be NOTIFIED of its use. Sometimes they must also place colored flags...

Lawns: weed, feed and seed, slit seeder, grass seeds
slit seeder, grass seeds, selective herbicide: If more than 50% of the lawn is weeds, I would eradicate the entire lawn and start over. You can rent a sod cutter and cut below the weeds, discard the weeds and sow grass. But I strongly recommend eradicating the weeds using round-up. Round-Up (glypsohate)...

Lawns: weed & feed, scotts lawn care, scotts lawn care program
scotts lawn care, scotts lawn care program, spotty back: Karl, before I give you the weed treatment information, let me comment on the fertilizers. A lawn should be fertilized regularily but I think you are overdoing it. I like the Scott s products, but I don t like the timing and some of the packaging with...

Lawns: weed-be-gon, weed killers, crabgrass killer
weed killers, crabgrass killer, organic program: I have no idea how you used that product. If it is a crabgrass killer, it is probably going to kill the grass anyway. I don t use weed killers, and I have a weed free lawn; I am on a completely organic program. If there was a recommended amount of water...

Lawns: weed killer, soil fertilizers, lawn grasses
soil fertilizers, lawn grasses, grass killer: Hi Ray The organic program I use will enrich the soil and that will get rid of the weeds. weeds like poor soil and won t thrive in rich soil. It is going to sound strange to you, but putting sugar on the soil will do it. there are beneficial microbes...

Lawns: weed killers, grass killers, weed killers
grass killers, weed killers, patio walk: If you are looking to eradicate all growth for a long time (such as a driveway or patio area where you do not want anything to grow) then you can buy so-called weed and grass killers. Weed and grass killers comes in two forms: the types for patio/walk ways...

Lawns: weed/mole problems, mole holes, grass snakes
mole holes, grass snakes, mole problems: Hi Keith; The grubs werent helping the weeds, you were. When you put down chemicals to kill the food source for the moles, you also killed all the beneficial critters that ate the grubs before. You also killed all the beneficial microbes that enrich the...

Lawns: when to weed-n-feed and seed, grass plugs, kansas city missouri
grass plugs, kansas city missouri, dense clay: Hi Christie, I would love to help, but we probably should take this in steps: First let us try to identify the weed: http://images.google.com/images?q=nutgrass&hl=en&btnG=Search+Images (copy / paste the above link onto 1 (one) line in your browser bar...

Lawns: weed overtaking lawn, weed seeds, top soil
weed seeds, top soil, star grade: You have a first rate five star grade A Weed, neighbor. Take one, let it grow to blooming size and see what the seedhead looks like before you toss it in the garbage -- DO NOT COMPOST! Get those Seeds to a landfill. Then check this diy Weed I.D. link at...

Lawns: weed question, crab grass killer, crabgrass plants
crab grass killer, crabgrass plants, crabgrass preventer: Crabgrass killer (pre-emergent herbicide) mixed with fertilizer in bags for about $40 would be useless now. The herbicide is for pre-emergent, e.g. before the seeds germinate (pre-emergent = before they emerge). The fertilizer w/herbicides must be applied...

Lawns: weed question, crab grass killer, johnson grass
crab grass killer, johnson grass, rich soil: Hi Paul; I used crabgrass killer once. What they don t tell you is, it also kills all the grass it gets sprayed on. I just sprayed it out of a pistol grip sprayer, and just on the leaves of the crabgrass. It killed the crabgrass, but I had a big round spot...

Lawns: weed type, lawn weeds, wet garden
lawn weeds, wet garden, strangest things: Hi Joe; I have no idea what that weeds is. We don t have a weed like that here. You can put weed pictures in your search engine, and your state, and get sites with pictures of them, and identify it if it in on the site. I have looked up weeds in Texas ,...

Lawns: weeds, cooch grass, plum trees
cooch grass, plum trees, johnson grass: Hi Billy; First I have no idea what cooche grass is.But for other weeds, and it may work for cooche grass, I use sugar. I have always heard make rich soil, and the weeds will take care of themselves. Weeds like poor soil, they won t thrive in rich soil....

Lawns: Where do weeds come from?, alfalfa meal, lava sand
alfalfa meal, lava sand, outdoor plants: Hi again Cynthia; I just read your feedback, and you can write me anytime you feel I can help. After I put the sugar down and watered it in the first time, I started to see weeds go away, so I went into a frenzy like sharks feeding.LOL I ran out and bought...

Lawns: weeds, improving your soil, harmful insects
improving your soil, harmful insects, chemical fertilizers: Hi Debbie; I have 4 dogs, and a bunch of grandchildren, so I want NOTHING on my yard that could possibly hurt them. This is the lawn care program I follow, and some information on a couple of other organic things that will benefit even more. This program...

Lawns: weeds, white vinegar, broadleaf weed
white vinegar, broadleaf weed, weed killer: Hi Fred; I had to look up lespedeza, and it is something I have not seen before. It looks like it grows tall. I don t know what your weed could be, but if you are on an organic program, spraying it with very acid vinegar should kill it. Pickling vinegar...

Lawns: weeds, spectrum herbicide, cookbook type
spectrum herbicide, cookbook type, lawn weeds: Doris: This is a very tough request. In the field of organics, I am not aware of any easy, effective solutions to this problem. There are some cookbook type ideas which I have rejected as ineffective strategies. There are, in general, cultural practices...

Lawns: How many weeds are too many?, siesta time, weird diseases
siesta time, weird diseases, temperatures rise: Oh, I do feel your pain. Weeds, Weeds, everywhere. Your Cool Season Minnesota Grass retires as the temperatures rise. Midsummer is Siesta Time for Cool Season Lawns. Weeds on the other hand -- excuse the expression -- have a field day when it gets hot...

Lawns: weeds, fertilization programs, grass seeds
fertilization programs, grass seeds, dense canopy: Good afternoon A. Browm: I am sending you this web site about Lawns in Georgia . I am sure it will answer all the questions you have asked. Probably more than you can digest all at once. Just copy and paste it to your browser and hit GO . http://www.ces.uga.edu/pubcd/b773-w.html#Warm%20Season%20Grasses...

Lawns: weeds, jerusalem artichoke, broadleaf weed
jerusalem artichoke, broadleaf weed, jerusalem artichokes: Good afternoon Ervin: Jerusalem artichoke is a perennial broadleaf weed that spreads by seed, rhizomes, and tubers. The tubers overwinter in the soil and may become as large as a small potato. Jerusalem artichoke is extremely competitive and may reach a height...

Lawns: weeds, grass killer, tree foliage
grass killer, tree foliage, tree trunks: Good morning Marjorie: There is a product called Preen Weed and Grass Killer that you can use that will not affect your trees if the spray is kept off of the tree foliage. Make sure you read and follow the label directions. This product can be found in most...

Lawns: weeds, common broadleaf weeds, herbicide labels
common broadleaf weeds, herbicide labels, adequate soil moisture: Good afternoon J. Kelly: Two of the more common broadleaf weeds invading shade lawns are ground ivy (also called creeping Charlie) and Clover. They are both very difficult to control. Lawns in shaded areas and often with poorly drained fertile soil are...

Lawns: weeds, undesirable weeds, herbicide application
undesirable weeds, herbicide application, laying sod: Good morning Patti: Poison ivy is difficult to kill. You will need to be persistent with your control efforts. One method that involves less contact with the plant is to cut off the plant at its base and treat the stump with a herbicide such as triclopyr...

Lawns: weeds, winter weeds, lawn weeds
winter weeds, lawn weeds, weed killers: Well you wont be putting anything on tonight because of the snow (we are in south plainfield, which borders piscataway). Wait until early spring (April to use weed killers) against winter weeds. Most lawn weeds, however, are best handled in late spring...

Lawns: weeds, usda scientists, vinegar solution
usda scientists, vinegar solution, lawn grasses: Terry, I was not able to sign into the Kodak website without a password -- but in the meantime, I will give this my best shot. Surrounded by weeds at your new house, you now realize they are invading your lawn. You want to take control of the wild kingdom...

Lawns: weeds, product dries, baking soda
product dries, baking soda, flower bed: I don t know if water/sugar/baking soda will kill weeds, but I doubt it. I recommend using a product called Round-Up (spray bottle). It contains glypsophate which will kill weeds and grasses on contact with the leaves (be careful to spray on desireable...

Lawns: weeds in beds, flower beds, plant beds
flower beds, plant beds, wild flowers: Handpulling is most practical in flower beds because any herbicide which would kill the weeds would likely also kill the flowers. For weeds growing from seed every spring, you can usually use Preen as pre-emegent herbicide, but do not use it if you grow...

Lawns: weeds in Dallas in St. Augustine grass, st augustine grass, chemical fertilizers
st augustine grass, chemical fertilizers, organic fertilizers: Hi Jennifer; When I was using hemical lawn care products, I found the ones from Scott s to be the most ineffectual. I preferred Fertilome, but even Fertilome dod not do half as much for my lawn as the organic program I have followed for the last 9 or 10...

Lawns: weeds and dead spots in my lawn, grass snakes, harmful insect
grass snakes, harmful insect, harmful insects: Hi Kira; The dead spots could be a fungus called brown patch. disolve 1/4th cup baking soda per gallon of water and spray the area to drench it well. That should take care of it if it is a fungus. for the weeds, go on a totally organic program, and enrich...

Lawns: weeds especially sandspurs in the southeast, national plants database, genus pennisetum
national plants database, genus pennisetum, nuisance weeds: Hi Karen, The name sandspurs is a common name for a plant in your locale. The weedy plant is not well identified here and the National Plants Database also has no technical identity for it to give you a best answer. You may mean SANDBUR . This is...

Lawns: weeds in my juniper bushes, chick weed, juniper bushes
chick weed, juniper bushes, wild violets: Hi Holly; If these weeds are true weeds, and not grass, organics will get rid of them. These are the weeds I had in my yard, and battled unbsuccessfully for years, until I switched to organics, the soil got rich, and the weds went away. Weeds will NOT thrive...

Lawns: weeds in the lawn, lawnmower blades, whole truth
lawnmower blades, whole truth, annua: Here s the deal. Right now is High WEEDS SEASON. WEEDS everywhere are making SEEDS for WEEDS. The Seeds will blow around, and land, and then sprout for years to come. Your mother hit the nail right on the head by asking you to head up there to...

Lawns: weeds in lawn, grassy weeds, weed seeds
grassy weeds, weed seeds, lawn weeds: It is probably one of the many broadleaf weeds which like to invade the lawn. typically lawn weeds are divided into 4 groups: - broadleaf weeds can be eradicated by apply a liquid product such as weed-be-gon directly to the actively growing leaves when...

Lawns: weeds/stickers, st agustine, turf grasses
st agustine, turf grasses, fertilizer product: Hi Dori, St. Augustine likes warm winters without freezes. If there has been some cold-weather, it may be slow to re-vive and there may be some areas to re-sod. I think it does better farther south and in the Gulf counties,... but there have been efforts...

Lawns: weeds and strawberry, types of weeds, pre emergent herbicide
types of weeds, pre emergent herbicide, trimec: Sam, There are several products that will work. I would recomend a good three way or four way herbicide with a combination of 2,4-D, Dicamba, and MCPP. Trimec, and Endrun are a few product that should help you regain control of the weeds. This fall...

Lawns: weeds and sugar, lush grass, respet
lush grass, respet, weed control: David, David, David.... What is it you are spraying every spring to control weeds on your lawn? Tsk, tsk! But first things first. There is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that sugar - ANY sugar in any form - will kill weeds or keep them from growing....

Lawns: weeds weeds and more weeds, perennial weeds, bermuda grass
perennial weeds, bermuda grass, clemson university: Calm down, my friend - this is probably a very simple problem to correct. Bermuda Grass can lose ground over the winter - which I am guessing is probably not that cold - and be overcome with weeds. Try a treatment of Corn Meal Gluten at the first sign...

Lawns: weeds,weeds,weeds., army of ants, johnson grass
army of ants, johnson grass, rich soil: Hi Tony; Thank you for your prayers and kind words. We will add your father to our prayers, and pray for his recover. These are such trying times for a family. You have to just try to be positive, do your crying and worrying when your loved one isn t around...

Lawns: weeds in my wintercreeper, bronx preparatory charter school, wintercreeper
bronx preparatory charter school, wintercreeper, boston ivy: Chris: I assume you are referring to a Parthenossisus species, like Boston Ivy (tricuspidata) or Wintercreeper (quincifolia). Without seeing it, my guess is that the plants of the vine have formed a root mass and, generally, do not have much vigor. ...

Lawns: weeds, warm season grass, leaf sheaths
warm season grass, leaf sheaths, jean dubois: Red Thread is caused by a bacteria called Laestisaria Fuciformis. It occur typically during times of moist and cool weather. Red Thread gets its name from the pinkish-red threads that form around the leaf blades and bind them together. Eventually, the...

Lawns: white clover, clover seeds, scotts weed and feed
clover seeds, scotts weed and feed, nutrient nitrogen: Hi Lou, Using a POST-EMERGENT herbicide product to eradicate CLOVER may require several applications since this type of chemical only works through the mature existing plants. Seeds from previous generations can remain in the soil to cause more new plants;...

Lawns: white coating on Kentucky Bluegrass, horticultural corn meal, baking soda
horticultural corn meal, baking soda, disolved: Hi Guy; Could be a fungus. Best treatment for fungus is horticultural corn meal applied at the rate of 10 to 20 pounds per 1000 sq.ft, and watered in. If they can t find horticultural corn meal, baking soda disolved in water and sprayed on is a good substitute....

Lawns: white lawn, color gold, grass
color gold, grass, suspense: The suspense is killing me, Mitzi, please clarify what you mean when you say your lawn appears to be going to seed. Mitzi, Can you explain what you mean by this? What exactly does the grass look like that makes it appear to be going to seed ?...

Lawns: white "objects" on lawn, joint genome institute, rot fungi
joint genome institute, rot fungi, tree stumps: I KNOW this is a Fungus. Possibly attached to decomposing roots. While I wait to find this out (I have several emails going out to a bunch of people much smarter than me who specialize in Trees and Fungi), I have some things to tell you about Tree Stumps...

Lawns: wild bermuda grass, st augustine grass, extension horticulturist
st augustine grass, extension horticulturist, wire grass: Start praying, my friend. Are we talking about Wire Grass as in Cynodon dactylon aka Bermuda Grass : www.blueplanetbiomes.org/bermuda_grass.htm aka Devilgrass ? There s a closeup photo at the Virginia Tech Weed I.D. Guide: www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/cynda.htm...

Lawns: wild garlic, nitrogen fertilizers, fertilizing lawns
nitrogen fertilizers, fertilizing lawns, wild garlic: Good afternoon DJ: Identification and control of Wild Garlic: Copy, Paste and hit GO in your Internet browser http://www.turf.uiuc.edu/weed_web/index.htm The above web site is not going to make you very happy DJ. About the only good method of control...

Lawns: wild onions, dallas morning news, wild green onions
dallas morning news, wild green onions, wheat bran: Hio Dawn; Here is what the dirt doctor says, ( He is Howard Garrett, Texas organic Guru.) He knows just about all there is to know about organics. He has been writing a column, books, and articles on organics, and growing test labs all over the country...

Lawns: wild violets, wild violets, wild violet
wild violets, wild violet, lowes: John, This is a tough weed to handle. Wild violet will not really be touched by typical herbicides you by at lowes or walmart. Unfortunately there are not many products that will control wild violets and they are not cheap. The best option would...

Lawns: wild violets everywhere, chemical fungicides, grass snakes
chemical fungicides, grass snakes, wild violets: Hi Barbara; Yesm just regular white table sugar. I use only Imperial sugar in my kitchen, but I buy the cheapest brand in the store for my yard. I juat broadcast it by hand and water it in. Remember though, what it does is nourish the beneficial microbes...

Lawns: wild violets, moist fertile soils, common broadleaf weeds
moist fertile soils, common broadleaf weeds, roots and rhizomes: Greetings Paul; I believe Toronto is on the right track as far as the use of pesticides. Unfortunately it is hard to convince most lawn owners that good cultural practices, such as proper mowing height and mowing frequency are some of the best ways to control...

Lawns: winter care, crabgrass seeds, grass weeds
crabgrass seeds, grass weeds, preemergent herbicides: Good Morning Edythe: The subject of your letter was Winter care and the question was about Crab grass Treatment . I will endeavor to help you on both counts. Crab grass: Crabgrass is the most common annual weed in most lawns. Crabgrass is classified...

Lawns: winter care, tall fescue, lawn fertilizer
tall fescue, lawn fertilizer, season grass: Don t worry .. it will work. You will have a great lawn. Kenneth ===== Good lawn care involves weed control, fertilizing, mowing and watering. Bermuda is a warm season lawn which means it grow actively in hot weather but is brown and dormant in cool...

Lawns: winter care, crabgrass seeds, grass weeds
crabgrass seeds, grass weeds, preemergent herbicides: Good Morning Edythe: The subject of your letter was Winter care and the question was about Crab grass Treatment . I will endeavor to help you on both counts. Crab grass: Crabgrass is the most common annual weed in most lawns. Crabgrass is classified...

Lawns: winter grass watering, winter grass, light freeze
winter grass, light freeze, dormant season: Hi Rita; If you get at least one good soaking rain per month in the dormant season, and the ground doesn t get parched from lack of water, then you probably don t need to water in the winter. It being cold won t hurt. In fact, where you have a light freeze...

Lawns: winter guarding a commercial lawn, slow release fertilizer, st augustine grass
slow release fertilizer, st augustine grass, season grass: There s nothing like a thick St Augustine Lawn for squeezing out Weedy invaders. But you need to know what s down under that Grass. Do yourself a favor and get fancy Soil Test to avoid surprises and save money and headaches. That is the most important thing...

Lawns: winter ice, calcium magnesium acetate, whole food markets
calcium magnesium acetate, whole food markets, ammonia derivatives: Chemical de-icers are a wonderful invention - but murder on grass. Calcium Magnesium Acetate is sold in Whole Food Markets and other organic grocers. Made from Dolomitic Limestone and Vinegar, it stops snowflakes from sticking together or to the road...

Lawns: winter kill, voles (mice), winter snow blankets, weedy grasses
winter snow blankets, weedy grasses, fall fertilization: Your fertilizer and soil sampling is right on target. The winter kill could be due to a number of reasons. Sometimes a mature lawn gets invaded by weedy grasses which start to grow in the existing lawn and crowds out the regular grass. these spots will...

Lawns: winter lawn repair, dormant seeding, drainage pipe
dormant seeding, drainage pipe, grass seed: I regret seeing this question so late. So I am answering it in principal since you most likely went ahead and sowed. On that note, if you did sow the seed and cover w/ straw, it would usually germinate beautifully. That kind of late dormant seeding...

Lawns: what you wish you knew 40 years ago, pulling weeds, organic gardener
pulling weeds, organic gardener, fingers to the bone: Hi again Sue; Well, I can tell a long pity party story about all my years of working me lil fingers to the bone, scruffed knees from pulling weeds, fertilizing at midnight, after I got home from work, fixed dinner, cleaned the house and got 4 kids to bed.I...

Lawns: wood chucks, wood chucks, pyle
wood chucks, pyle, lawns: Good morning Ed: I believe your question is beyond my expertise.I deal with lawns only. If you will log back on to allexperts and then to Home/Garden then to Gardening and then to Pests I believe there is an expert that can help you. Floyd McMaho...

Lawns: How many worms per sq ft?, kinds of lizards, grass snakes
kinds of lizards, grass snakes, sprig of rosemary: Hi Brian; I have never bought worms for my yard, just let them come there naturally, so I don t know how many you need to start with, but I would imagine the more the merrier. They will reproduce, so their numbers will grow rapidly. You want some lizards...

Lawns: Something is wrong with my lawn..., st augustine grass, carpet grass
st augustine grass, carpet grass, color carpet: I can tell you exactly what to do, Margaret. Very simple. Get a soil test. That soil test is worth its weight in gold, Margaret. And it s the one thing that no one ever wants to bother with. Who in their right mind would bother analyzing their dirt?...

Lawns: What to do?, yard grass, growing grass
yard grass, growing grass, tree roots: Growing grass under a mature maple is almost a loosing battle. I recommend stone stepping stones and a good ground cover. Ideal choices are pathysandra and vinca minor. I have used minor vinor under our maple, too, and it stays green all year. It should be...

Lawns: What should I be doing now?, warm season grass, landscape fabric
warm season grass, landscape fabric, drainage pipe: To answer your second question first: - use the same grass types as you have today. If you grow warm season grass (bermuda, st. augustine, bahia) then continue with same, or if you grow fescue or kentucky bluegrass then use same. - poor drainage is going...

Lawns: when to do what, professional lawn care, crabgrass preventer
professional lawn care, crabgrass preventer, crabgrass control: You can use a starter fertilizer with crabgrass prevention which would allow you to seed the lawn in spring. Scott s started to create this type of fertilizer a few years ago. Normally, you can not put down crabgrass control products and seed at the same...

Lawns: If you were me, kentucky bluegrass, frankfurters
kentucky bluegrass, frankfurters, nitrites: Jerry, I understand your question - but you don t know me from Adam and I have to tell you before I answer this that I think outside the box ALL the time. I NEVER do ANYTHING the usual way. I stopped eating Nitrites and Nitrates back in College, 30 years...

Lawns: how do i, white vinegar, weed killer
white vinegar, weed killer, wipeout: where dp you live, I will come and dig them up.LOL I love ferns!!!!!!! You don t say what kind of ferns they are. If they are broad leafed, the weed killer way: Spray them with GreenLight WipeOut. It will not harm grasses etc, but it will kill anything...

Lawns: Yard-a mess, preemergence herbicides, lawn care practices
preemergence herbicides, lawn care practices, grass seedlings: Good afternoon Joyce: Crabgrass can be treated through both chemical and nonchemical methods. Proper lawn care practices to encourage a dense stand of vigorous grass are the best way to prevent crabgrass from invading your lawn. Mowing height can have a...

Lawns: Front Yard, alfalfa meal, bark mulch
alfalfa meal, bark mulch, answrs: Hi Jesse; Here are a couple of answrs I have given on organics recently. They just about cover it all. If you have more wuestions after reading them, write me back and I will clear them up. Charlotte Hi Nancy; Yep, just plain old white table sugar...

Lawns: Yellow/Brown grass over septic system, dead turf, brown grass
dead turf, brown grass, septic tanks: I think the problem is the shallow dept above a structure which radiates heat and possibly collects water (standing water = root death). Improving rooting dept by 4 would be a very good way to solve it. you can cover dead turf with soil and reseed. If...

Lawns: Yellow/Brown sod in NJ, plant pathology department, fertilizing grass
plant pathology department, fertilizing grass, yellow patches: I know you spent a ton of money on that sod, Joseph. And I don t blame you for being worried. So, let s turn to the Iowa State Plant Pathology Department, which answers your question, Spring is Here, But Why is My Lawn Still Brown? (http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortnews/1996/5-3-1996/brown.html)....

Lawns: Yellow circle in zoysia grass, circular spot, green grass
circular spot, green grass, day in august: Hi Michele; That is really odd. If it grew, that would be uinderstandable, a fungus. But to appear in the same spot, and stay the same size, year after year??? I would suspect something else like a leak in a gas pipe or something, but it doesn t seem like...

Lawns: Yellow dust on Lawn, pruning trees and shrubs, resistant turfgrass
pruning trees and shrubs, resistant turfgrass, fall nitrogen: Good Morning Gregg: It appears that you have a rust disease on your lawn. Rust appears as an orange or yellowish-orange powder on grass leaf blades, especially in late summer to early fall when the weather is dry. The turf may have a yellow, red, or brown...

Lawns: Yellow dying spots in my lawn, grass plants, yellow patches
grass plants, yellow patches, tissue test: Dear Bannie: Without knowing what kind of turf and where you are, I can only guess from your description. You have excluded insects if the pesticides do little good. The problem may be fungus or debris/contaminants left underground. If a fungus, there...

Lawns: Yellow Grass- LA, CA, grass fertilizer, grass snakes
grass fertilizer, grass snakes, harmful insects: Hi Imelda; Water it right away. Really soak it. I always water to a depth of at least 6 inches, to encourage a deep root system. the deeper roots help protect the grass from heat, cold and/or drought conditions. I wouldn t fertilize it. chemicals create...

Lawns: Yellow Grass question, fungus problem, brown grass
fungus problem, brown grass, yellow grass: It must be Yellow and Brown Grass Week in the USA. This could be caused by Grubs or it could be a Fungus problem. Either is a potential problem if you have been using chemical lawn treatments, which wipe out their predators. Elaborate, please. Check under...

Lawns: Yellow Grass, lawn grasses, yellow grass
lawn grasses, yellow grass, wet lawn: How was the temperatures when you applied the fertilizer, and how much did you use ? I recommend using no more than 3-4 lbs of the product per 1000 sq feet. If your lawn is, say 5000 sq feet, and you used more than 20 lbs to cover this area (40 lbs to cover...

Lawns: Yellow grass, sod areas, elemental sulfur
sod areas, elemental sulfur, yellow grass: Good afternoon Stephanie: Yellowing is often a sign of a condition known as chlorosis. As your friend suggested, Iron is a necessary nutrient used by the plant in the formation of chlorophyll, which of course is needed for photosynthesis in plants. Certain...

Lawns: Yellow Lawn, deluge, st augustine
deluge, st augustine, fungus: Bill: The symptoms sound like normal description of cutting a lot of leaf from overgrown grass. If the yellow color is uniform and not spotty, then, this is probably what happened. Try to cut no more than 25-30 % of leaf at one time to avoid showing the...

Lawns: Yellow Nutsedge / Browning, yellow nutsedge, left hand column
yellow nutsedge, left hand column, illinois state university: Good morning Herb: Yellow nutsedge is very difficult to control. If you manually pull it it will leave tiny nutlets (or rhizomes) that will break off of the roots and these nutlets will grow into more plants. Unfortunately this plant is a perennial and will...

Lawns: Yellow St. Augustine, slow release fertilizer, fertilizer nutrients
slow release fertilizer, fertilizer nutrients, liquid ironite: Soil pH of 7.8 is high, but not excessively. Nutrients can be tied up chemically in the soil if the soil pH is very high. However, I doubt this is your problem. We are slowly working ourselves through the list of possible problems. Have you dethatched...

Lawns: Yellow spots on lawn, wet springs, green grass
wet springs, green grass, illinios: Mow frequently and mow tall (2.5-3.5 tall) do not cut grass too low. Fertilize in spring and fall (not in summer) and water infrequently but deeply (e.g. water once per week for 2 hours i/o 15 minutes daily). This should take care of the problem. Your problem...

Lawns: Yellow spoungy wet, stuff growing on a century plant catus., organic lawn care, organic fungicide
organic lawn care, organic fungicide, century plants: Hi Terry; Well, the web won t give me information and/or pictures of diseases on century plants. That sounds like a fungus to me. If you are following an organic lawn care program, disolve about 3 or 4 Tablespoons baking soda per 2 gallons of water and...

Lawns: Yellowing Grass, warm season grass, bahia grass
warm season grass, bahia grass, cow manure: Bahiagrass ( Paspalum Notatum to botanists) is most famous for its drought tolerance. Thanks to its major root system, Bahia needs less water than any other Warm Season Grass. Roots dive deep underground and can stretch a full 8 to 10 feet in places. ...

Lawns: Yellowing Grass, alfalfa meal, lava sand
alfalfa meal, lava sand, granular fertilizer: Hi Frank; The consistent ytelowing is most likely an iron or other mineral defiency. I am not going to recommend fertilizer, unless you use an organic one. For over 540 years I used chemicals and struggled to have a nice lawn. About 8 years ago, I switched...

Lawns: Yellowing Lawn, coast range foothills, moss problem
coast range foothills, moss problem, soil mixture: Yeah, I think the problem is the clay. I would till up the area, and till in some landscaper s or planter s mix. Put enough of the mix to make it about 1 part soil and 1 part of one of those mixes. They both have peat moss, humus, and some bark mulch, and...

Lawns: Yellowing lawn, bahia grass, southern blend
bahia grass, southern blend, yellow patches: With such a large area of yellowing turf I would seriously consider a soil test. I suspect your turf are showing iron deficiency which is very common in Bahia. Even if you add iron it may not be available to the grass if the soil pH is too high. A soil test...

Lawns: Yellowing lawn, foot diameter circle, minot north dakota
foot diameter circle, minot north dakota, insect problem: Based on what you have told me I suspect one of two things: The fact that yellowing happens in surrounding (native) soil and your new (brought in) soil produce a good result can be due to: 1) something in your soil which is lethal to grass. Grass will...

Lawns: Young Children and Lawn Fertilizers, sodium carbonate, unsafe chemicals
sodium carbonate, unsafe chemicals, lawn fertilizers: Hi John; Sure they will. about the only difference is the time you will be able to see the soil to put down things.LOl We don t get your snows down here.. Different weeds, and/or different names for them, but the basics is the same. Organuic is the way...

Lawns: Young Children Safety and Lawn fertilizing, fertilome fertilizer, urea formaldehyde
fertilome fertilizer, urea formaldehyde, fertilizer label: Very good points you make, John. I appreciate the time you took and the thought that went into your message. I have to make this a short answer and once you see how much it is you will be grateful you did not get a long answer... yet. It s only Friday....

Lawns: yard moles, cayenne pepper, little noses
cayenne pepper, little noses, little critters: Hello Margaret; There are ways to make them leave your yard and go elsewhere, without hurting them. Sprinkle Cayenne pepper down the holes, or put mothballs down their holes. Mothballs put out a lethal gas,but when they smell it, they know it will harm...

Lawns: My yard is starting to get..., japanese beetle grubs, white grubs
japanese beetle grubs, white grubs, grub species: Good evening John: White grubs are the most serious and destructive lawn insect pests in the mid west. While not all lawns will get grubs and the extent of grub damage varies from year to year, there are some important points to consider concerning managing...

Lawns: yardman push lawnmower repair that went under in the flood from the hurricane, hurricane flood, cecelia
hurricane flood, cecelia, slidell: Good morning Cecelia: Copy and paste this web site to your browser and hit GO . http://www.allexperts.com/getExpert.asp?Category=1746 This is the expert that should be able to answer your question better than I could. I only deal with lawn problems...

Lawns: each year i plant grass,,..., shade tolerant grass, lawn care practices
shade tolerant grass, lawn care practices, tall fescues: Good morning Dennis; Lawns in the shade are typically thin, weak, and of poor quality. Maintaining a quality stand of grass in the shade can be difficult and requires modifications in lawn care practices. Even shade-tolerant grasses still need an acceptable...

Lawns: yellow areas around trees, kind of trees, yellow areas
kind of trees, yellow areas, shade trees: Hi kim; You don t say what kind of trees these are, and is the grass dieing? could be a nutrient defeciency, or could be from too much shade. Trees take up a lot of nutrients from plants growing under their branches, where they drip lines are, and some...

Lawns: yellow lawn, food with iron, beneficial microbes
food with iron, beneficial microbes, mesquite trees: If it looks like healthy grass but just yellowish, it is probably a chemical need, most likely iron. You can buy chelated iron at the nursery. Put that down and water it in. I like the granular, because the liquid can turn the blades of the grass black....

Lawns: yellow lawn, warm season grass, rust disease
warm season grass, rust disease, release fertilizer: Good Morning John: You could have a number of problems that without more information I cannot give you a precise answer. Have you experienced this in the lawn last year? If your lawn has a powdery substance on the blades that get on your shoes and the...

Lawns: yellow mush ?spores/mushrooms, scotts miracle gro, flowering bushes
scotts miracle gro, flowering bushes, trees and shrubs: Mulch is dead wood which is decomposing. The mulch is beneficial to the trees and bushes because it keeps moisture in the soil, regulates temperature, and will decompose overtime enriching the soil. The decomposition of wood is done by a varity of microbes...

Lawns: yellow nutsedge in new lawn, yellow nutsedge, grass seeds
yellow nutsedge, grass seeds, new grass: I have enclosed a link to an article on yellow nutsedge. It says it better than I can: http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/4000/4010.html When you sow new grass seeds, water frequently and shallowly to make sure that the soil is kept consistently moist...

Lawns: yellow St. Augustine Grass, st augustine grass, alfalfa meal
st augustine grass, alfalfa meal, natural grasses: Hi Ray; yellowing or a pale green color, and grass does not die is usually a sign of a nutrient defiency, probably iron. If you are on an organic program, apply some alfalfa meal, and/or lava sand, and if you are not feeding the microbes sugar or dry molasses,...

Lawns: yellow spots on lawn, warm season grasses, scotts summerguard
warm season grasses, scotts summerguard, foundation plants: 8 inch diameter Yellow Spots can have several causes. There is nothing to be gained by putting Scotts Summerguard on perfectly healthy Grass, but there is plenty to be lost. Healthy Grass does not get sick. My money says this is not the only Scotts product...

Lawns: yellow st. augustine grass, st augustine grass, trace minerals
st augustine grass, trace minerals, lack of iron: Hi Jackie; Are you sure it is the chlorine in the water? Other than getting a water conditioner for the faucet you are watering from, I don t know what will correct that. We have quite abit of chloring in our water here, and it doesn t turn my St. Augustine...

Lawns: yellowing bluegrass, grass blade, bluegrass seed
grass blade, bluegrass seed, bermuda grass: Hi doug. Nothing you do will make seed germinate in the area. Pre-emergent means just that. It prevents ANY seed from germinating. What they don t tell you on that stuff is, it also keeps bulb flowere from coming up, like lilies, irises, tuliops etc. Chemicals...

Lawns: yellowing fescue, power rake, ag agent
power rake, ag agent, winter rains: Ms. Manley: The timing of the seeding should have been ideal. In zone 9, irrigation is needed for fescue. However, fescue is fairly marginal for a zone 9 lawn. It sounds as though you prepared well, got good initial results. If you are experienceing...

Lawns: yellowing grass in some areas, yellowish areas, organic fertilizer
yellowish areas, organic fertilizer, blades of grass: Dana: You have a couple of paths to follow at this point. I would say that they depend on how big the patches are. If they are not large, wait until spring and let the lawn grow as much as it will before aerating. If they are large and very bothersome,...

Lawns: yellowing grass st.augestine, st augustine grass, fairy rings
st augustine grass, fairy rings, soil analysis: Dear Mr. Mestler: Most of the diseases which plague St. Augustine grass have a symptom of yellowing. If the problem comes from a high pH, then you have done the right thing. Give the iron a chance to work. Applying more should not hurt the plants or...

Lawns: yellowing lawn, st augustine grass, mowing lawns
st augustine grass, mowing lawns, grass areas: Ed, you did not mention where these lawns you were mowing were located - you could be writing from Tokyo, somewhere in Australia, or across the street here on Long Island, NY. And everywhere in between. If you were mowing a lawn in December, I am assuming...

Lawns: yellowish new lawn, alfalfa meal, lava sand
alfalfa meal, lava sand, new grass: Hi Wil; Nope. You need to keep the soil damp enough to keep that soil the sod pads have on them wet, and the soil underneath so the little roots can grab hold in the soil underneath. Get a bag or two of good top soil, and sprinkle it evenly over yoy lawm...

Lawns: Zoysia Grass, advertizements, personal experience
advertizements, personal experience, grass: Hi Grtacie; People here, some years ago, when Zoysia first came out, put it in. I was told by some that had it that it was not all it was cracked up to be. It DID require mowing more often that was claimed, but I have no personal experience with it. Charlott...

Lawns: Zoysia Grass, quality compost, nutrient analysis
quality compost, nutrient analysis, cubic yard: Joseph: You should be all right in your location to grow zoysia. Varieties make a big difference, but in SC temperatures should agree. I refer you to the Texas A&M plant patholgy site for a good description of maintenance and planting of zoysia: ...

Lawns: Zoysia Grass, turf grasses, buffalo grass
turf grasses, buffalo grass, grass type: Hi Linda, I am not a specialist with Zoysia lawns. You could use any warm-climate grass-type for your locale. I am partial to Bermuda grass myself. I think Bermuda would serve your purposes fine and be more hardy, drought and disease resistant and more...

Lawns: Zoysia grass, zoysia grasses, hhttp
zoysia grasses, hhttp, time of year: Hi Bill; Here are a couple of sites with a good deal of information about Zoysia grasses. You should find your answers in here. I know nothing about Zoyaia, myself. http://muextension.missouri.edu/xplor/agguides/hort/g06706 hhttp://www.seedland.com/tips1.htmltm...

Lawns: Zoysia pro's and con's, zoysia grass, warm season grass
zoysia grass, warm season grass, minor imperfection: Zoysia is not the greatest grass for the Garden State. Zoysia takes FOREVER to green up in the spring. You ll be standing there with brown grass while your neighbors lawns are green for 2 months. I don t want to be YOU with the Zoysia lawn. If you have...

Lawns: Zoysia Sod, soaker hoses, slope water
soaker hoses, slope water, drought conditions: Hi Debra; It is strange that it would only happen at the end of a slope. Water should run to that place, so it should not be because of a lack of water, if the rest is not dieing off. If you are keeping it damp, down as far as the roots go. I water with...

Lawns: Zoysia---Spreading from neighbor, good fences make good neighbors, endless wisdom
good fences make good neighbors, endless wisdom, ee cummings: I see this question floating in the Question Pool and it is just begging to be addressed. I hope you were not in a hurry on this, Tony! Just remember, you did not ask ME so it s not MY fault this was hanging around so long. Wish I d seen it sooner! I do...

Lawns: Zoysia weeds, ornamental grass, crabgrass
ornamental grass, crabgrass, annua: Alan: I would not worry about the weeds in the future. Zoysia has excellent coverage and competes well when mature. It is recommended that you apply a crabgrass preventive herbicide on fall, October, and another in February. This will be a pre-emergent...

Lawns: Zyozia grass, warm season grass, grub control
warm season grass, grub control, grub ex: Apply Grub-Ex or other grub control treatment in early May and repeat in mid July (do not buy a grub control product which is preblended with fertilizer. Buy a regular straight grub product). In late may, apply a fertilizer w/broad leaf weed control (such...

Lawns: zorsia grass, turf grass diseases, thatch accumulation
turf grass diseases, thatch accumulation, grass fungus: Hi Alice, ...area of dead grass...? Without a visible inspection and/or image or specimen/sample to examine, realize the limitations here in diagnosing any specifics about your lawn s appearance decline. Thank you for the useful data you...

Lawns: zoysia, soil fertilizers, grub worm
soil fertilizers, grub worm, grass snakes: Hi Shelly; Make rich soil, and weeds will not be a problem. Weeds like poor soil, and will not thrive in rich soil. Fertilizers don t enrich the soil. They feed the vegetation and wear ut, then you have to reapply. Fertilzers kill beneficial microbes that...

Lawns: zoysia, walkout basement, pie shape
walkout basement, pie shape, privacy fence: Carl, I would like the Ivy (Hedera helix) and Pachysandra as well, but they would probably not fill in quickly enough to look very good. You could give it a shot. But even dense planting of these won t be very established. I think the Hosta will look just...

Lawns: zoysia, ammonia hydroxide, lawn grasses
ammonia hydroxide, lawn grasses, roswell ga: Meyers Zoysia -- one guy in Georgia is calling this The Cadillac of Lawn Grasses . You re looking for a creative, novel approach to making your Grass prettier? The someone who suggested you fertilize with Ammonia may have been Jerry Baker. I suppose...

Lawns: zoysia and clover, ampac seed company, clover plants
ampac seed company, clover plants, clover seeds: Suggestions for GETTING RID of the Clover? Au contraire, Leslie, I suggest you KEEP it. Plant more! Did you know that Clover plants are little Nitrogen factories? The AMPAC Seed Company (http://www.ampacseed.com/clover1.htm) pushes Clover seeds right...

Lawns: zoysia grass, south east virginia, nursery sod
south east virginia, nursery sod, sod farm: check w/a local garden center/nursery/sod farm to see what they say for your area. i m in southern NJ. it grows well here. 3 problems in NJ(zone 6 & 5) - turns brown in the winter, does not grow in shady areas & is very ruough on the feet when barefooted....

Lawns: zoysia grass, thick rhizomes, zoysia plugs
thick rhizomes, zoysia plugs, flower beds: Oh, Linda, I feel your pain. My neighbor, from Cuba, to New York via Florida, a very nice, good hearted human being, swears by Zoysia. He talked the two neighbors across the street into plugging their lawns too. Half the block liked it so much they...

Lawns: zoysia grass control, grass control, davenport iowa
grass control, davenport iowa, plastic barrier: Cut a trench about 1 foot deep and 1 foot wide. It should have the shape of a check mark: a straight side down towards your properly (vertical) and then a 45 deg angled side from the bottom of your vertical side to the top of his side. E.g. like this: V (think...

Lawns: zoysia grass in zone 6, cold hardiness, bermuda grass
cold hardiness, bermuda grass, grass type: Sue: ...just can t be bothered... Only Use plants and grasses rated for your climate-zone. HORT ZONES from ZIP CODES: http://www.arborday.org/trees/whatzone.html To look their best, all lawns they will all need at least 1- 3 inches or more of...

Lawns: zoysia grass in zone 6, warm season grass, perennial ryegrass
warm season grass, perennial ryegrass, mild climates: Sue, Zoysia does sound great right ? weed free, never needs mowing, grow thicker and lusher every year, makes coffee, babysits the kids, and washes the car... (too good to be true ??) Unfortunately, this grass type is heavily oversold. I get the flyers...

Lawns: zoysia grass, turf grass, grass type
turf grass, grass type, grass types: Hi Carol, Zoysia lawns are becoming more popular and they can look great and the people love them. Where summers are warm, this is one of the grass-types to consider. They all require about the same effort to keep lush and green. The differences can amount...

Lawns: zoysia sod, beneficial micro organisms, drought damage
beneficial micro organisms, drought damage, alfalfa meal: Hi Preston; I wouldn t use fertilizer. If the roots are not started, you could very well burn it all up. This is the problem with chemicals, you can do so much damage by just doing a little too soon or too late. After dealing with that for over 40 years,...

Lawns: zoysia, shallow roots, soil test
shallow roots, soil test, chelated iron: Hi Liz; In general yellowing in lawns means something is not being picked up by the lawn. It could be deficient of iron or manganese, probably iron, or it can be caused by too much watering, root damage or a too high PH. Proper watering is watering until...

Lawns: zoysiagrass dying in spots, horticultural corn meal, bark mulch
horticultural corn meal, bark mulch, grass roots: Hi Lee; A picture really wouldn t show that much useful. Grab a bit of the grass and tug on it. If it comes up with few roots or none, and especially if the root ends of the dead grass is a little slick or slimy, you have brown patch fungus. It sounds like...

Lawns: zoyzia grass, corn gluten meal, weed prevention
corn gluten meal, weed prevention, weed killers: Zoysia is that miracle grass everybody loves for low maintenance and density. This is an easy lawn to care for and if you can keep it healthy, Rick, your problems will be over. Unfortunately, it is not healthy right now. Best thing for sick grass: ...

Lebanon: hey dude, Lebanon
Lebanon: Hi Questioner, your question is so general, no one really knows who will win. therefore it s an elections, where everyone is paying every possible effort and dollar to win!. each party claims that it ll defeat the other. in some zones it s obvious and clear...

Lebanon: Response, al hariri, elections in lebanon
al hariri, elections in lebanon, fouad: Dear Mosbah, this obviously seems to be more of a joke than a real question. anyway Elections in Lebanon as u know, is all about money and religion. more than politics... so i suggest you become an ally with the leading political team in your area, i Propose...

Lebanon: hey, muslim religion, religious question
muslim religion, religious question, islamic laws: Dear Misskitty, thanks a lot for your question.i m definitely not in the right place that allows me to answer Religious question but i will try to help you ( : in Islam dating is not allowed and the male-female interaction is forbidden too thats why Islamic...

Lebanon: Vacation, hezb allah, christian gatherings
hezb allah, christian gatherings, kuwait airport: Dear Sam, Thanks for writing me again i think you can do pretty much with 2000$ .. but again it depends the minimum wage in Lebanon is 400$ ... it s very safe in Lebanon actually that s all stereotypes and we had an elections just yesterday and it all...

Lebanon: Vacation, american passport, passport holder
american passport, passport holder, working in iraq: Dear Fars, thank you for your question... i find in really cool that you re considering tourism in the middle east i am not an expert in other countries but i ll answer according to my humble knowledge and here are my 10 cents: Kuwait as far as i know isn...

Lebanon: 2 Questions, permanent residents, dear mr
permanent residents, dear mr, beirut: Dear Mr.Karam i apologize for taking some time to respond but you know life i understand your state but mind you Waseet is the leading adversiting company in Lebanon they own a tv and a newspaper that is distributed along the arabian area that s not 100%...

Lebanon: L Q, marriage brokers, place hope
marriage brokers, place hope, religious backgrounds: Dear Mr.Karam it s always a pleasure to receive your questions again : ) diving into this one divorce ( if i got u right) is very popular nowadays and people are breaking up for the simplest reasons yeah there are people for that task it s usually Lawyers...

Lebanon: Q, american business man, amman jordan
american business man, amman jordan, college graduates: Dear Kara, Thanks a lot for your question it s my pleasure to help! I think its really nice you remembered your roots and want to spend your vacation over here you chose one of the two most beautiful spots in the Arab World! as a Lebanese i could agree...

Lebanon: Lebanon, arab israeli war, muslim population
arab israeli war, muslim population, population of lebanon: Mark, you are spot on. Arabs is a very broad term. For example Lebanese don t consider themselves Arabs since they are the decedents of the Phoenicians. Egyptians are decedents of the Copts, Syria, Jordan, etc. all descended from somewhere. All Middle Eastern...

Lebanon: Marriage to Lebanese Man, enrolled nurse, anger issues
enrolled nurse, anger issues, lebanese culture: Kim, I am sorry you are going through this in your marriage. What is taking place is not cultural specific but rather related to one s character. All major religions teach that marriage is a sacred vow between a man and woman and no religion espouses abuse...

Lebanon: Language, loubnan, arabic script
loubnan, arabic script, 2 ways: Hello, This sentence from lebanon with love can be said in 2 ways: min loubnan maa khaless al houbb or min loubnan al houb any arabic Script can do it. I will print the sentence on a file and post it in a link, using traditional arabic font. ...

Lebanon: Reports, tourza, bekka valley
tourza, bekka valley, muslim majority: Hi Hanna You are about the same age that I was when I chose Lebanon as a school project. It was clear then as it is today that the Christian minority could not hope to continue in power (as a French puppet) without a rebellion by the Muslim Majority. ...

Lebanon: relationship, family thanks, nice family
family thanks, nice family, mom: Hi Tracy Just recap me on the issue: Did you meet with her or the family? Is she was interested in getting to know you? I need to know more about her like aprox age cause ages make a difference in thinking. In my previous reply I gave you the leb mom...

Lebanon: trees of Israel, israel section, flag of lebanon
israel section, flag of lebanon, cedars of lebanon: Hello, You are asking about trees in Israel in the section called Lebanon.!!! You must ask that question to Israel Section not here. As far for Cedars of Lebanon, they are the Cedars of Lebanon, because the Cedars are grown in Lebanon only in the middle...

Led Zeppelin: 1969 Led Zeppelin rare poster, great brittian, led zeppelin 1
great brittian, led zeppelin 1, poster collectors: Yeah, there are poster collectors like at http://www.mobiusgallery.net/ledzeppelin.htm I can t guess at the value but certainly if it is truly from that time, and not a copy, it s in the hundreds of dollars range, depending on the condition. Sounds like...

Led Zeppelin: 1969 LIVE ZEPPELIN PHOTOS, offer of help, thanks in advance
offer of help, thanks in advance, aol: Howard, It s a pleasure indeed. I actually sent you a package last year. Your friend Steve A. Jones contacted me and gave me your information. I m assuming it didn t arrive. Just so you know I ve got your books and am an admirer for many many years....

Led Zeppelin: 1969 London concert, london concert, stage dance
london concert, stage dance, bootleg: They only played one place in the fall in London - that was the Lyceum Ballroom on October 12. Yes, no seats, lots of room, expansive, relatively bad acoustics, etc. Sounds like that s what it was. Great show that was recorded from the audience and turned...

Led Zeppelin: 1974 aug.15 central park concert, earth wind fire, knebworth festival
earth wind fire, knebworth festival, nassau coliseum: Hi Stelle, Sorry but it seems your poster is a fraud. First of all, except for some early festival dates (none on Aug 15 except 1969 in Connecticut) and the 1979 Knebworth festival in the UK (Aug 4th & 11th), Zeppelin never had guests on the same bill....

Led Zeppelin: 1974 central park concert, fender stratocaster, new musical express
fender stratocaster, new musical express, paul neumann: Hi Paul. There were no Zeppelin concerts at all in 1974. And no events concerning Led Zeppelin on the date you mentioned. Sorry about that, but as Page himself said in November, 1974, 1974 didn t happen. 1975 will be better. And it certainly was......

Led Zeppelin: 1980 tour dates, joe louis arena, war memorial auditorium
joe louis arena, war memorial auditorium, richfield coliseum: Hey Matt, Closest I could find is this list. See 11/01/80. I ll keep searching for more specifics and post a follow up but as far as I know these dates were probably announced by excited Dj s and word of mouth by local media and fans, but the only officially...

Led Zeppelin: 1980 U.S. Tour, final tragedy, john bonham
final tragedy, john bonham, basis one: Hey Matt, There was no setlist for the USA yet. It s that simple. But I m sure it would have been similar, if not identical to Europe over 80. As far as when they may have played LA? Keep in mind that Plant, due to all the incredible tragedy that had...

Led Zeppelin: 1985 Live Aid performance, aid performance, damn shame
aid performance, damn shame, solo band: Hey Tina! You and I both. I was so excited when I heard the DVD was coming out...but soon to find that the MAIN attraction was not included. No Zep. The reason? Are you sitting down? Page and Plant both agreed that the performance was substandard...

Led Zeppelin: 1995 Rock Hall of Fame, www youtube, rock hall of fame
www youtube, rock hall of fame, melissa etheridge: Ok, from here I would say get Shareaza (file sharing app), search on led zeppelin hall of fame and the whole mpg is out there. That s about the end of my rope - from there you could always google similar search items and grab collectors that have a copy...

Led Zeppelin: 2 questions, silver rarities, robert godwin
silver rarities, robert godwin, swingin pig: As for the accurate books, it s subject to debate. In my mind, including reliable web sites, I d say the best couple books are Led Zeppelin: The Concert File , Luis Rey s series of Led Zeppelin - Live books, and maybe one of the newer ones by Robert Godwin....

Led Zeppelin: 4 symbols, zoso symbol, kegan paul
zoso symbol, kegan paul, john bonham: The band members chose their symbols independently. Page s symbol represents a lot of things, as you ll see from the notes below, but also implies infinity, which might be the answer to your question. Bonham s symbol represents a trinity, but otherwise there...

Led Zeppelin: Bombay's Experimental Recordings, empress valley, tapecity
empress valley, tapecity, indian colleagues: Yeah, the recording got out - it turned into various bootleg releases such as the The Complete 1972 Bombay Sessions . The torrent for this is attached to the following page from tapecity - it has track information as well. http://www.tapecity.org/showthread.php?t=12079...

Led Zeppelin: Bonzo's Old Hyde Farm, psilocybin mushrooms, hereford cattle
psilocybin mushrooms, hereford cattle, misty mountain hop: Hey Brendon Unfortunately I don t have any substantial documented statements about anybody s experimentation in that vain - except for masked references by Plant in things like Dancing Days and Misty Mountain Hop. It s clear that Plant, at very least, did...

Led Zeppelin: blues influences, travelling riverside blues, willie dixon
travelling riverside blues, willie dixon, blues musicians: There are plenty of examples of songs that Led Zeppelin covered, and duly gave credit to the original authors. Travelling Riverside Blues was credited to Robert Johnson. Some aspects of Hats Off To Roy Harper were reminiscent of Robert Johnson s style,...

Led Zeppelin: bonzo's drums, ludwig drum kits, jason bonham
ludwig drum kits, jason bonham, definitive proof: Hi Heath Yeah, the drum kits are simply referred to as part of the Bonham Estate . That basically means that they are within the family s possession, with one exception. This link, http://www.mikedolbear.co.uk/forum/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=34737...

Led Zeppelin: the concert for the rock and roll hall of fame, rock hall of fame, vhs copy
rock hall of fame, vhs copy, john paul jones: Hi Bob. The 1995 Rock Hall of Fame was, as far as I know, only presented on MTV in an edited format. But it was a great presentation. The best moments are there including Zep w Neil Young & Aerosmith, etc. Includes backstage footage you will never see anywhere...

Led Zeppelin: electric magic poster genuine?, circus poster, electric circus
circus poster, electric circus, magic poster: Hi Nigel Yeah, that sounds like the real thing to me. Steve was the designer of the original 1971 Wembley Stadium poster, which should have been printed at the dimensions of 20 inches by 30. Probably two or four colors, black and red being the most prominent...

Led Zeppelin: bonzo's drums, drum kits, bonham
Led Zeppelin: bonzo's drums, drum kits, bonham, drums

Led Zeppelin: electric magic poster genuine?, ebay, stains
Led Zeppelin: electric magic poster genuine?, ebay, stains, good luck

Led Zeppelin: four symbols, gates, trinity
Led Zeppelin: four symbols, gates, trinity, plants

Led Zeppelin: the song remains the same, nice man, caretaker
Led Zeppelin: the song remains the same, nice man, caretaker, london

Led Zeppelin: four symbols, celtic rune, 3 circles
celtic rune, 3 circles, john bonham: Hello, I ve not read or heard of the 4 symbols representing any number, other than John Bonham s celtic 3 circles intersecting to represent man, woman, child. Or sometimes that circular celtic rune is thought to represent the trinity father, son, holy...

Led Zeppelin: Improvising techniques of led zep, song snippets, led zep
song snippets, led zep, drum rhythm: Hi Lucy It s really hard to give a simple answer to this, but I ll do what I can. First and foremost, their improvisational nature was always what kept myself (and others) ferocious about collecting bootlegs and similar concert recordings, as every performance...

Led Zeppelin: Jaco Pastorius and Jimmy jazz jam?, jaco pastorius, file sharing software
jaco pastorius, file sharing software, jimmy jazz: Hi Assuming you re familiar with BitTorrent file sharing software, you can find a link to the 4/30/85 jam at http://www.tapecity.org/showthread.php?t=7865 There are several other bootlegs from Jaco, you can find them on Google, specifically for the jam...

Led Zeppelin: JIMMY PAGE, pre raphaelite art, black magick
pre raphaelite art, black magick, aleister crowley: Well, in the heyday, his passions were of collecting Pre-Raphaelite art, collecting old books, and purported research and practice of black magick, per his fascination with Aleister Crowley. He had attended art school, so his artistic leanings, while never...

Led Zeppelin: Led Zep, led zep, led zeppelin
led zep, led zeppelin, vic: Hi VIC, To my knowledge, there is not one single publication about the subject of Zep s borrowing. Every biography I have read refers to it, though. All I can suggest is what I think is a good biography in general, and that is Led Zeppelin: The Story of...

Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin billboard poster, magic tour, colour poster
magic tour, colour poster, size poster: Based on the description, I m almost positive it s a reproduction - I have a similar one stashed away somewhere. I believe (this is not certain) that the originals weren t on heavy, thick paper like those of the reproductions, and as you said, the originals...

Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin / Jimmy Page management company, trinifold management ltd, bill curbishley
trinifold management ltd, bill curbishley, london nw1: Led Zeppelin, per se, is more or less not managed by anything other than the band itself - at least for corporate decisions. Now, it gets complicated... Bill Curbishley managed Plant, then his Trinifold Management company took Page in as well. Then, Trinifold...

Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin poster, question pool, sorry amy
question pool, sorry amy, led zeppelin: Hi Tarli, I wish I could have helped you with this poster question, but my knowledge about memorabilia value isn t really that great, so I sent your question back to the general All Experts Question Pool. Perhaps Mike or Chris can be of more help! So sorry,...

Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin Symbol, alphabet of the magi, zoso symbol
alphabet of the magi, zoso symbol, lucifer script: Hi Steve Problem being, things like that are tough to verify (to collectors) as being that old, but I ve seen things like that run for about 100 dollars. Replicas (as they are still making them) cost much much less, but your best bet would be ebay on things...

Led Zeppelin: LedZep, copenhagen denmark, surrey university
copenhagen denmark, surrey university, yardbirds: While the documentation has always been sketchy from back then, the info I ve stuck with has been the following: First public performance, as New Yardbirds was Sept 7, 1968 at Gladsaxe, Copenhagen, Denmark. The first performance where they were advertised...

Led Zeppelin: led zep, black magick, john bonham
black magick, john bonham, fame and fortune: No, that s a mixture of folklore that comes from Zeppelin s mystique. First, going way back, 1930s blues legend Robert Johnson supposedly sold his soul to the devil in exchange for instant fame. From there, it became a common story for Zeppelin, as if they...

Led Zeppelin: Marriages of the group Led Zepplin, street smarts, bootleg release
street smarts, bootleg release, best of both worlds: I m not entirely sure he s on his third wife - I know of Charlotte (divorced) and Jimena (not supposed to have been divorced, per Chris, fellow expert - see http://en.allexperts.com/q/Led-Zeppelin-501/Jimmy-Page-divorced.htm ) Anyway, I know that drug problems...

Led Zeppelin: meaning of Bron-y-aur, south snowdonia, snowdonia wales
south snowdonia, snowdonia wales, serene place: Hi Mick, Bron-Yr-Aur is the name of a Welsh cottage and valley in South, Snowdonia, Wales, where Robert Plant vacationed as a child. Robert and Jimmy went there in the summer of 1970 to write music. Bron Yr Aur means The Golden Breast in Welsh. It s...

Led Zeppelin: Page's bookshop, exact period, swan song
exact period, swan song, jimmy page: It s actually hard to get a good idea of the shop s time frame. There are erroneous accounts of it opening after 1975, not necessarily true, it was much earlier. I know he closed the shop (he also had a newsletter called Equinox ) due to increased obligations...

Led Zeppelin: Rare Records?, moby dick, physical graffiti
moby dick, physical graffiti, white labels: Not to back away from an answer here, but I suppose I d have to hear what s on these records to know if they are unusually rare or not. My instinct says that it probably isn t, but again, I d have to hear them. There have been bootlegs such as Hidden Documents...