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Soil Conditioner Was Not Mixed Properly In Fescue Sod – Will Sod Root Through Conditioner?

Q: I hired a company to install fescue sod. I asked them to mix soil conditioner into the soil as they prepared. They raked the soil conditioner over the soil but didn’t really mix it in. Is the sod going to root through the layer of soil conditioner? A: In general, plant roots find it […]

Do I Plant Ryegrass Every Year Or Once?

Q: I have a well established bermuda lawn and am thinking of overseeding with rye. Do I plant rye every year or is it a one time deal?  A: You’ll have to plant the ryegrass every year, usually in September. Make sure your lawn is in good health first. The ryegrass will look great in […]

Are Green Giant Arborvitae Safe To Plant Now?

Q: My landscaper is installing some Green Giant arborvitae. Is it safe to plant them now?  A: I think they would be fine to plant now through December. Quiz the installer to make sure he is giving the Green Giants a wide area in which to spread their roots, not a small hole slightly bigger […]

Gardenias Are In Decline – Should I Prune And Fertilize Now?

Q: My gardenias once had large flowers. They have declined and now have small leaves, small flowers and lichens on the stems. Should I prune and fertilize them now to help them regain their beauty?  A: My feeling is you should wait until mid-February and prune them severely then, perhaps as low as 18? high. […]

Used Gas On Yellow Jacket Holes – Why Are They Now Flying Over Area?

Q: We used gas on three different yellowjacket holes. There are now dozens of yellowjackets flying over this area during the day. Is it possible these insects were not in the nest when it was destroyed and are trying to find it?  A: I think it’s very possible the yellowjackets you’re seeing are the ones […]

Hemlock Tree Is Brown On One Side – Can I Still Stimulate Growth?

Q: I have a large hemlock but over the years other trees and shrubs have encroached on one side of it. I recently removed the trees and now 1/3 of the hemlock has dead branches. Is there any way to stimulate growth on the brown side of the tree?  A: If the hemlock branches are […]

UGA Soil Test Says To Incorporate 34-0-0 – Would Aerating Be Enough?

Q: I had a UGA soil test done and it recommended: “For establishment, incorporate 3 pounds of 34-0-0 per 1000 square feet into the top 4 to 6 inches of soil prior to seeding.” I just wanted to know if aerating would be enough to accomplish that, or do I have to till? A: Local […]

Deer Ate Japanese Maple Leaves – Will It Survive Winter Inside?

Q: Deer ate all the leaves off of my four-foot-tall Japanese maple. Will it survive if I bring it into our sunroom this winter?  A: I think there’s a good chance your Japanese maple will sprout leaves next year without much problem. It has completed much of the photosynthesis it needed during the growing season […]

Oak Leaf Hydrangea – Too Late To Plant It Outside?

Q: I purchased an oak leaf hydrangea back in the spring. It’s still in a two-gallon pot, doing very well. Is it too late in the season to plant it outside?  A: There’s no reason not to plant this hydrangea, as well as other potted shrubs, immediately. The soil will be plenty warm enough to […]

The Massive Project to Clean Up the Ocean With a Two-Kilometer Screen

Every year, eight million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean, threatening just about every marine species and ecosystem. As the global population grows and countries develop, this is only going to increase, eventually threatening us as well—if it isn’t already. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch swirls between Hawaii and California, made up of microparticles […]

How Clinical Trials Are Making the Case for MDMA in Psychotherapy

In an interview at Exponential Medicine in San Diego, speaker Brad Burge discussed the innovative applications of MDMA (commonly known as ecstasy or molly) in psychotherapy. Burge is the director of strategic communications at non-profit MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies). Show More Summary

The Best Seed Company in the World by Allen Bush

15 hours agoHobbies / Gardening : Garden Rant

It is time to say good-bye to the wonderful and versatile Jelitto Perennial Seeds—at least in one sense. I’ll be clocking out, for the last time, at the end of the year. I am grateful to my friend Klaus Jelitto for giving me a job 22 years ago. There has never been a dull day. […]

christmas 2007

This was our Christmas 2007 photo shoot day. Me. Them. Their father telling them to listen to their mother and smile for the camera. I seriously can't believe this was ten years ago. I often wonder what my Instagram would have looked liked when my kids were younger. Show More Summary

Winners Selected For 2017 Wild About Kansas Photo Contest

Kansas Wildlife And Parks Magazine will soon adorn its pages with winning entries from the 2017 Wild About Kansas Photo Contest. This post Winners Selected For 2017 Wild About Kansas Photo Contest appeared first on

MasterPiece Arms Introduces the MPA .300 Norma Bolt Action Rifle

As the.300 Norma Mangum cartridge gains popularity among the long-range shooting community, MPA has answered the call with its newest bolt action rifle, providing 1/2” MOA accuracy guaranteed. This post MasterPiece Arms Introduces the MPA.300 Norma Bolt Action Rifle appeared first on

Landmark Legislation to Benefit Anglers Advances in U.S. House

Congressman Garret Graves introduced H.R. 2023 to address the challenges facing recreational fishermen in the federal fisheries management system. This post Landmark Legislation to Benefit Anglers Advances in U.S. House appeared first on

Why You Can’t Sue Gun Companies , PLCAA – The Legal Brief ~ VIDEO

Today we're talking about the one law you NEED to know about that shields manufacturers from being sued for the criminal acts of people. This post Why You Can’t Sue Gun Companies, PLCAA – The Legal Brief ~ VIDEO appeared first on

AZGFD Seek Citizen Scientists to Aid in American Kestrel Project

Standing at less than 11 inches tall, the American kestrel is a mighty bird of prey, yet the future of this fierce little falcon is uncertain. This post AZGFD Seek Citizen Scientists to Aid in American Kestrel Project appeared first on

Undermining the Process

While Democrats will blame President Trump for the instability resulting from the Israel capitol decision, the real blame should be pointed elsewhere. This post Undermining the Process appeared first on

The Fourth Day Of TFB Christmas: Blades

Before you get mad, yes this is stil The Firearm Blog and no, the below products are not firearms. What can I say, I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer. But I do like living on the edge. Ok, enough with the stupid puns. Every self-respecting human should carry a solid pocket knife. Show More Summary

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