I can answer questions about soils, soil amendments, drainage and proper planting. I can answer questions about insects and diseases, weed control, etc. I have extensive background in homeowner labeled pesticides (insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc.) and their proper use. I can also answer questions about the growing requirements of specific plants.
I have 40 years experience in the lawn and garden business split fairly evenly between the retail nursery business and wholesale distribution of consumer lawn and garden products. From 1990 to 2000 I co-hosted a weekly call-in talk radio program in Memphis, TN.
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Past president of the Memphis Horticultural Society. Past president of the Memphis Bonsai Society. Memphis Horticultural Society 2008 Horticultural Excellence Award
No plant wants to die before its time. A dead plant either got something it didn't want, or wanted something it didn't get.
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Hi Cindy, I couple of things happen to soil in raised beds over 2-3 years. The soil breaks down into smaller and smaller particles which compacts with time and it slows water and air movement through
Hi Sev, Without seeing the area and examining the soil, it's difficult to diagnose your problem, but here's a list of things that can cause an area to perform poorly. Insufficient sunlight(most grasses
Hi Anthony, I suspect what you are seeing is the mycelium of a fungus. It can indeed be thick enough to prevent water and roots from penetrating the soil. I would treat the area with a good soil fungicide
Hi Paul, with enough salt you can kill the yucca, but you would render the soil useless and the runoff may be toxic to other plants nearby, possibly not in your yard. In theory, if you remove all the
Sorry I misunderstood your question. Normally cayenne pepper is not toxic to plants but in high amounts it can be. I would till the area and blend in 20-30% organic matter and horticultural activated