I purchased a beautiful, but very expenive 8’ Fat Elbert evergreen on Sat. I read planting directions on Sat. night, but somehow overlooked that it pointed out, not to remove the wire cage. I measured twice for my hole diam, and depth. Got it spot on, recruited 6 neighbors to help roll the beast out of my truck into the hole with only the bulap, and twine securing it. Everything stayed in tact, but the tree ball root got distorted, and compressed about 4” into the hole. ** I am aware of the fact that evergreens can’t be planted to deep. ( I will just pull back the soil ), but am concerned with the future health of the tree, as I have way to much time, and money into this project already. What are the chances of it surviving? What steps can I take to help it grow healthy? My soil type is somewhat clay underneath the tree. I had about a 50” diam. Hole dug for the tree, with at least 6-10” around the diam. of the tree when it was dropped into the hole, in which I have compacted loamy type soil around with a little clay. Please advise, Frustrated and Bummed out in Apple Valley!!
We just bought our first home. Now that the snow has melted, we are just finding out what our yard has in store for us. We have a real sponge of a yard in one corner of the house where the neighbors tell us they heard there is an underground river. Is there any kind of bushes we can plant that will help absorb some of the water? We are going to build a retaining wall in that area and some nice bushes with that purpose would be great.
Can one plant a flowering crab or a Magnolia tree in proximity to a tree stump? I lost a tree about two or three years ago due to strong winds during a thunderstorm. I would like to plant an ornamental tree close to the tree stump, if possible.
In the landscaping in front of our house we have lots of ants in our dirt. When I transplanted a hosta there was a ton of ants in the dirt. Is this harmful to my shrubs? How can I get rid of them?
A neighbor has given us some Parker pears from his tree. They are totally green, the seeds are white and the flesh is hard. Will this fruit ripen after being picked, and how can I tell when it is? Thank you.
Can the fruit from Purple Prince Crabtrees, an ornamental, be used in jelly or anything else?
Winter burn? What is it and can the evergreen survive? Last summer, we planted a Dwarf spruce, now this winter its is showing browning on the south, southeast side of plant. Is this winter burn and can we do anything to correct it?
Please help! My husband and I live on about an acre of land. It is surrounded on three sides (double row)with scotch pine. They are close together and provide a fabulous wind block. The problem is one (only one at this time) is wilted,brown, and the sap is thick and white at the base. Any help you can give us will be greatly appreciated! We are looking forward to shopping you this spring!! Thank you!