Monthly Archives: February 2006

Cement stain in the garden

Q. I would like to know which chemicals can be mixed and sprayed by on the homeowner/gardener and will react to new or reused concrete to act as a permanent natural looking tint. Many years ago I saw it on … Continue reading

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Lawn too thick

Q. Our lawn–For the most past, it is way too thick. Even the front, which was resodded not too long ago, is a jumble of roots. We thatch every year–had it professionally done last year–and of course fertilize and water. … Continue reading

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Weed control in Gravel Areas

Q. I have a few gravel areas around my house and part of my driveway is gravel as well. Every year I need to apply some sort of vegetation killer to prevent the grass, dandelions, etc. from going crazy. I … Continue reading

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Lichen On Stonework

Q. I believe I have crustose growing on my rock pillar columns (white crytal like hairs) how do I kill it? Terry Johnson – Lacey, WA A. I believe you are describing crustose lichen.  Lichens are a symbiotic organism that … Continue reading

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Hard Pruning of Conifers

Q. My friend Dave has three yew shrubs alongside his porch.  They are over 4 feet tall and almost as wide.  I have offered to help him get them under control but I want to be sure that if I … Continue reading

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