Gardening & Landscaping Weekly Newsletter

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Top new questions this week:

How long does mulch last?

Our house is in need of mulch around bushes, trees etc. We are finally getting around to address this, and have calculated we need two yards to get around 2 inches of mulch onto everything. We live in …

landscaping mulch  
asked by treeNinja 7 votes
answered by J. Musser 4 votes

What are the pros/cons of different mulches?

I know there will be differing opinions on this subject, from different people. I, for one, have always used bark mulch, and can attest to the fact that when used properly, it will build soil and grow …

soil mulch technique  
asked by J. Musser 6 votes
answered by J. Musser 6 votes

Is there a rule of thumb for what size of a pot you need to keep a plant in?

I keep quite a lot of potted plants around my house, and usually I just move them to a bigger pot when I notice that they're looking like they need more space. It would be kind of nice to be able to …

containers pots repotting  
asked by Matt S. 5 votes
answered by J. Musser 4 votes

What's wrong with my dwarf cherry tree's leaves?

I'm starting to see holes and some black spots on some leaves. Anyone know what this is and how I can treat this?

diagnosis fruit-trees diseases leaves cherries  
asked by KingKongFrog 4 votes
answered by J. Musser 1 vote

What is a perched water table?

In gardening, especially container gardening, you will run into the phenomenon called a 'perched water table' (PWT). What is a perched water table, and how does it work?

watering soil containers terminology  
asked by J. Musser 4 votes
answered by J. Musser 5 votes

Scale infestation (Euonymus scale)

I have some sort of scale infestation on a small bush on my lawn. I'm not sure what sort of infestation it is - possibly Boisduval scale, but I'm not certain. Here are some photos: Any clue as to …

pests  
asked by Chrisky 4 votes
answered by Bamboo 3 votes

What do people mean when they talk about soil going sour?

I've read a couple answers that have mentioned soil going sour. I've gathered that it's a bad thing, but what does it mean when soil goes sour? What causes it to sour?

soil  
asked by Matt S. 4 votes
answered by J. Musser 4 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Can I grow a pistachio tree from seed?

I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. So I know I have the right soil and conditions to grow pistachio trees. But can I just plant a pistachio seed and grow a tree or do I have to go buy the tree?

trees seeds  
asked by Darlene 12 votes
answered by kevinsky 11 votes

What are some good landscape design planning softwares?

My goal is to create a landscape plan/map for my yard. So, basically, the first step is to create a scale drawing of my lot. I recently attended a couple of local workshops on "site planning". In the …

resources layout-planning  
asked by wdypdx22 9 votes
answered by Mike Perry 4 votes
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