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Drip Irrigation - Filters, valves and drippers!
In 2005, we experienced a few hurricane events, one of which was hurricane Katrina. These can be set to fully open, part open, or fully closed, according to need. This is because they can clog up your drip tubes and emitters, causing you to come home...
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El Segundo
Drip Irrigation - Save water, save time, save plants!
Hand watering this tropical menagerie used to take me over 2 hours, and in summer, several times a day! Dragging those hoses and trying not to knock things over, hoping I didn't miss a rare plant (as invariably I would, evidenced by the wilted results...
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El Segundo
How to Make a Pecan Picker
Twist the ends of the wires together to hold them secure. Some people add this job to their children's chore list, but many are not lucky enough to have a small task force at hand.
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Santa Monica
What Are Spruce Trees Used for?
But the wood from the trees also serves as an important raw material for building supplies and in the paper industry. Common varieties used for this purpose include the Colorado blue spruce, white spruce and Norway spruce.The Colorado blue spruce works...
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Santa Monica
How to Grow Broccoli in a Greenhouse
Although a greenhouse offers an enclosed environment in which to grow a variety of seasonal plants, if you live in an area with wide temperature swings, you must still control the temperature inside the greenhouse.
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Santa Monica
Animals That Eat Hibiscus Plants
You can protect your plants with chemical sprays (however, many sprays are detrimental to hibiscus) or a net.Relocate any turtles you see meandering around your backyard.While turtles may seem unlikely suspects, they enjoy snacking on the leaves of hibiscus...
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Santa Monica
How to Grow Pillow Moss
Tropical pillow moss is the common name for a variety of mosses in the Dicranum genus. Tropical pillow moss is a common ground cover for tropical amphibian and reptile enclosures. They have a thick, mounded growth habit and are readily available from...
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Santa Monica
My Corn Plants Don\'t Grow Tall
Remember that some corn varieties are early hybrids that are ultimately shorter and have smaller yields than full season types.Corn is a heavy feeder that loves nitrogen, so it needs well-tilled and fertile soil.
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Santa Monica
How to Keep Animals From Eating the Roses
Inspect the trap every few hours and reposition it you fail to catch the animal in a few days.Fence the area to keep the animals from entering your garden. Alternatively, strategically place a scarecrow or effigy of a predator in the flower bed.Puncture...
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Santa Monica
The Best Fertilizer for Plumerias
The plumeria is a tropical flowering tree that thrives in areas that remain warm year-round. Otherwise, continue to fertilize year-round.Use 1 lb. Sprinkle the fertilizer at the drip line and 2 feet beyond.
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Santa Monica
How to Grow Tomatoes in 5-Gallon Buckets
Transfer them outside when they are about 4 to 6 inches tall and when it is at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit with no chance of frost. Fertilize with a starter solution of 3 to 4 tablespoons of an 8-8-8 blend in 1 gallon of water, adding no more than 1 cup...
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Santa Monica
How to Make a Wood Slab From a Tree Trunk
Saw the trunk at an angle such as 45 degrees for an oval slab. Wood slabs hewn directly from a tree trunk are used in a variety of ways that evoke a more rustic time. When cutting circles or ovals, two cuts are required: the first to set the top side...
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Santa Monica
Why Does Wood Spark in the Fireplace?
Wood burning in an open fireplace gives off radiant heat and pleasant flames for fireplace fans. Particularly hot fires can transfer heat into the house walls and frame, causing hidden fires, so check the house carefully after a sparking fire.
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Santa Monica
The Average Size of Oak Trees
The pin oak is one of the shortest lived, with an average lifespan of 100 years. Examples of such trees are the white oak, northern red oak, pin oak and the live oak. The oak tree has many different types of species that grow all over the world.
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Santa Monica
How to Cut Ceramic Pots
Then gradually move to 200-grit, then 400-grit sandpaper to finely polish the edge. Place foam rubber or a folded cloth between the jaws of the clamp and the pot to keep the clamp from breaking the pot.Mist the area to be cut with a spray bottle filled...
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Santa Monica
The Maximum Growth Rate of Rhododendrons
Slower growing rhododendrons tend to be smaller cultivars while the fastest growers take up more space. The fastest-growing rhododendron cultivars grow 7 feet in 10 years, according to the American Rhododendron Society's website.The society's website...
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Santa Monica
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(did that plenty of times!) Try to get the flare as deep into the tunnel as you can, but do NOT put your hand into a narrow tunnel, as bits of molten flare may be in the tunnel at this point and you can badly burn your hand.
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El Segundo
Ask-a-Gardener: Your Gardening Questions Answered
We hope you find these questions (and answers, penned by our admins and writers) helpful as you grow your gardening knowledge! I expect that Clivia, especially a ten to fifteen year old mature plant, can regrow after suffering a freeze.
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El Segundo
Fun feature: Ask-a-Gardener
This will produce a happier garden, as opposed to who your veggies' neighbors are. My advice is to concentrate on good soil and nutrients with responsible pest control. There are many opinions on the subject and quite a bit of mis-information on the internet...
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El Segundo
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How tall is the wall or how far down do you hope things will trail? However I can clarify the instructions for your impatiens seeds, which have two main parts. You can read DG member feedback on almost any plant by checking the PlantFiles.
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El Segundo
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Generally, there isn't a connection between the zone and the PH number as you described, but climate and PH will have an effect on the ultimate height and spread. Since you'll be planting trees, the rootball will take up quite a bit of space.
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El Segundo
How to Take Care of a Rose of Jericho
Use a general-purpose fertilizer with an N-P-K analysis of 10-10-10 or 20-20-20. It grows best in pots and terrariums, but will perform well in a sheltered outdoor location within U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8a to 10b.
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Santa Monica
How to Care for Dianthus Plants
Spread 2 to 3 inches of mulch around the plant to protect the roots from winter cold. Depending on the variety, foliage may be grayish-green to bright green. Its versatility and carefree nature make dianthus a popular plant in the home garden.Sweet William,...
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Santa Monica
Fun feature: Ask-a-Gardener
Here you will find 100s of specific subscriber-only forums dedicated to, among other topics,Basically, organic gardeners try to grow food and/or pretty flowers without artificial fertilizers or chemicals.
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El Segundo
Fun feature: Ask-a-Gardener
Occasionally we come across a question that we find particularly interesting or intriguing. If you have a question you'd like us to consider, you may pose it in the. A big part of what attracts people to Dave's Garden has always been our forums, where...
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El Segundo
Fun feature: Ask-a-Gardener
Even though you indicate an uneventful summer, the events earlier in the season set the stage for an unusual cycle. Gardening is both art and science, with some luck and skill thrown in for good measure.
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El Segundo
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The heat or sometimes the chemicals in the smoke, weaken the seed coat and allow water to enter and germination to begin. Also, you know that some plants need the fire in order to germinate.
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El Segundo
Fun feature: Ask-a-Gardener
I have some scarlet milkweed that I'm going to try and over-winter in the ground, so we're in the same boat. We hope you find these questions (and answers, penned by our admins and writers) helpful as you grow your gardening knowledge!
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El Segundo
Fun feature: Ask-a-Gardener
Some of the plants are new so they're still small, others have just been harvested for the last time, or they're annuals killed by the last cold snap.For more information on how to set up an herb garden with rocks, please read my article "Herbs Like Rocks:...
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El Segundo