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    Any spreaders for TALL people?

    Not that I'm super-tall - I'm about 6'1" - but I've been using the same Scotts spreader for a few years, and each time I swear I want to throw it onto a freeway* and watch it get crushed. Are there any that are made for people taller than five feet? thanks! * I'd never do this, plus, I don't...
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    Droopy Salvia...

    Thanks Thistlebloom & Mary! That's good news. Mary, I didn't replant - I figured posting a pic here could provide information that wasn't carried in what I wrote, so, success there, I suppose! I definitely don't like the falling stems... if I put a stake in the center (the thin bamboo kind) &...
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    Droopy Salvia...

    Hi Thistlebloom - I'm not sure about the drainage - there are only a few grasses and flowers there now, but they've done fine. Perhaps I should raise it up a bit? Had some heavy rain yesterday / last night... It's not looking too good :(
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    Droopy Salvia...

    Thanks - I am able to hand-dig the mixture, but didn't add manure to the mix. I'll pull it out & re-plant. The soil is fairly compacted (before digging) but I can't really loosen up the whole area - the instructions said to dig a hole twice the diameter of the roots, so I followed those...
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    Droopy Salvia...

    Hi everyone, I picked up a salvia (nemorosa "Snow Hill") the other day, and planted it the next, following directions to dig a larger hole, use soil conditioner, water, etc. That same evening it looked "droopy" - I thought it was the weight of the water; the stems were spreading like they did...
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    New here - big identification project! Need lots of help...

    So... Eight years later. The yard has been through a lot, and not necessarily for the better! We've lost that big beautiful Bradford Pear, 2 out of 3 Eouynomus alata, had a few more things die off here and there :( Also removed all the bushes around the deck as they'd become all gangly and...
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    Guide to trees by height/width/zone ?

    LOL... yes, typing fast. Plus, I'm hungry... Thanks, going to fix it.
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    Guide to trees by height/width/zone ?

    Thanks for the comprehensive answer! I really do appreciate it and read it twice. That said... had I known/been able to do research in the past, I would have made some different choices; for example, I would not plant a Bradford Pear (thanks thistlebloom!) again, because, simply put, they break...
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    Guide to trees by height/width/zone ?

    Thanks, but did you read what I wrote? The whole reason for my post was to be able to do some research...
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    Guide to trees by height/width/zone ?

    Hi Thistlebloom! I'll take a look at the Arbor Day site. As far as the roots go - yes, girdling roots, unfortunately, and it's a tree that was tilted in a big windstorm a few years ago and has been doing worse each year. I lopped a 3-4" limb that was hitting the side of the house, and it was...
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    Guide to trees by height/width/zone ?

    Hi everyone, Another springtime and I'm once again planning to do more than I seem able to actually get myself to do during "yard season" :) However, picking trees that others are planting is always a bit more... efficient. So, a couple things I'm planning: 1) Trees on part of the open yard...
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    Help! Newly planted tree wilting a bit

    Follow up... it died. Bores. Landscape place replaced with a smaller but much healthier tree... with a small bark split at the base :( There was no guarantee on the first one so I'm happy, new one is doing well so far.
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    Stop pesky grasses in beds?

    This sounds like it - nutsedge.... I found what looked like grapes growing under the soil. Bad grapes.
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    Where to buy sedge in NJ?

    Morning everyone, Well... I'll definitely take a closer look/read before doing anything "drastic". @baymule , do you mean the stuff growing rogue in my beds from the other post? I didn't know that's sedge, but it's certainly not growing like the article seems to indicate. That said, maybe I...
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    Stop pesky grasses in beds?

    Hi all... lol @ animals, sounds fun but these are just small ornamental beds... :) No edible stuff here, will likely pull then spray, though I like the boiling water approach. I just don't want to kill the ornamentals (which are also grasses...) I usually wear gloves when pulling, the somewhat...
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