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?
* I'd never do this, plus, I don't...
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) &...
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 :(
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Follow up... it died.
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.
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...
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...