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A good friend of mine who just happens to love puttering around
in the garden, , Fertilizing Your Flowers And The Importance Of Choosing The
Right Flower Food and is simply happy to see things grow, , Don’t Lose Sleep Over Moving Day Obstacles called me
the other day.
I could tell by his anxious tone of voice that he was distressed
about something, and after a bit of prodding I found out that
two red maples, both about seven years old, and at opposite ends
of his one acre lot had mysteriously dropped their leaves and
for all intents and purposes appeared totally dead.
Being overdue for a visit anyway, I travelled the hour and a
half to his country home , Mistakes When Planting or Transplanting and lo and behold, just like he told
me, were two dead maples,[not resting,not hibernating]... plain
I knew it had been a pretty dry spring , Become an Urban Farmer and Start Growing Pot- and summer, , Faucet Care and Maintenance -- What Every Homeowner Should K but
everything else in his yard , Caring For Christmas Trees seemed fine, and maples are for the
most part, a pretty tolerant plant. , The Fountains and Statuary of Battle Abbey
"Has anything else died mysteriously around here lately?", the
newly promoted plant , How to Grow Asparagus detective, queried, but my friend Tom, just
looked at me and shook his head,...." no, not unless you count
weed , Soil PH And Its Effect On Your Garden s."
A nagging thought occurred to me, so I began to interrogate my
friend a little further. Not mercilessly, mind you, but I was
going to get to the bottom of this, one way or the other.
"Did the trees , Soil PH And Its Effect On Your Garden die before, or after these so called weeds, , The Joy Of Gardening I
"Well, now that you mention it, a couple of days after," he
I knew that if I kept up browbeating the suspect, er.... my
friend, that he, like so many others before him would crack,
like a peanut shell, so I decided to show a little mercy.
What my old friend had done was spray around his yard , Growing Japanese Bonsai Trees for Bonsai Gardens to cut
down on the weeds. , Internet Refigerator - Is it all Hype? He had received a little herbicide [Roundup]
from one of his farmer buddies and after diluting it a little,
proceeded to remove those irritating little buggers wherever he
Unfortunately, for Tom, and his maple trees, , The Magic of Color these herbicides
work on anything with green , Plants and Trees Native to Durham Township Pa. growth and sure enough, around the
base of his trees , Soil PH And Its Effect On Your Garden were small sprouts from the maple itself.
A lot of folks use sprays without really being aware of how
power , A Spring Sampler ful and destructive they can be, when used inappropriately.
A few minutes of pruning , Fertilizing Your Flowers And The Importance Of Choosing The
Right Flower Food around the trees , The Fountains and Statuary of Battle Abbey would have saved Tom a
lot of trouble.
Removing a little sod from the base and putting a plastic , How to buy land for new home ground
cover with a little topsoil or mulch on top, would have cut down
on the number of weeds , Arborvitae - Plants for The Quakertown Pa. Area and also made it easier to pull any that
After a couple of beers, and some catching up I left a
saddened, but wiser friend to plan , How to Grow Healthy Food out his new planting
strategies for the following year and headed home. , The Advantages of Solar Bird Baths
More...... on his progress later.
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