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by bpyler
Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Selecting Trees & Shrubs - Recommendations
Topic: planting distance
Replies: 1
Views: 795

planting distance

Recently I had a large maple tree, with a remaining 2.5 foot diameter stump, cut down due to the damage leftover from last Fall's storms in North New Jersey. I am planing on having the stump ground out this Summer. A local nurseryman told me that I cannot plant anouther tree with in a 15 foot radius...
by bpyler
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Selecting Trees & Shrubs - Recommendations
Topic: Suggestions requested
Replies: 1
Views: 859

Suggestions requested

I am having a large Oak removed from my front lawn along the sidewalk this weekend. I will have the stump ground out at a later date. My yard gets sun 3/4 of the day, and it is a downhill slope so no water lays on the property. I want to plant a new tree, something that grows rather quickly, and flo...
by bpyler
Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Lawn Feeding
Topic: which is the first step?
Replies: 1
Views: 966

which is the first step?

Hello, last Fall's storms washed away a lot of my topsoil. I want to aerate, put down new topsoil, reseed and put down crabgrass preventer. What is the logical process to do this? We have had above normal temps and little rain so everything is well ahead of itself growth wise. Thank you. Morristown,...
by bpyler
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Selecting Trees & Shrubs - Recommendations
Topic: butterfly bushes
Replies: 1
Views: 749

butterfly bushes

Is there a butterfly bush that stays more compact? I want to put them around my deck to attract the butterflies but the ones I have down in the back of the yard get tall and gangly even if I cut them almost to the ground every March. I live in Morristown, NJ. thanks.
by bpyler
Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Planting and Transplanting
Topic: Hydrangia and woody plants transplant
Replies: 3
Views: 1200

Hydrangia and woody plants transplant

:? Is October a safe month to transplant woody type plants? I had a landscaper come to give me some design ideas and he suggested to move a number of boxwoods, holly, azalia's and a hydrangia into different setting arrangements. Most all of these have been in the ground from 4-6 years. But the hydra...
by bpyler
Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Perennials and Bulbs
Topic: Hollyhocks
Replies: 1
Views: 1166


First time grower of Hollyhocks. The plants are apporximately 7 foot tall with white flowers but the leaves are starting to curl in on themselves and some have either a lattice appearence or some have mustard color dots on the leaves. When I scrape off a 'dot', it seems to be through the whole leaf ...
by bpyler
Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Annuals, Tropicals, and Houseplants
Topic: Potting mix composition
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Potting mix composition

What type of potting mix do I use to repot up my amaryllis bulbs? Peat moss, bagged potting mix? The old mix was thrown away last Fall when I put the bulbs to sleep. It was old and getting scant in the containers and I thought it better to start with fresh this year. Morristown, NJ. Thanks
by bpyler
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Potted Rose bush
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Potted Rose bush

I purchased a orphan KNOCK OUT rose in a 1 gal pot early in October and planted it in about a 30" pot on my deck, as this is the only place the deer won't eat it. For the winter, how can I protect it? Should I bring it in the garage? Or drag it to the SW side of the house next to a cement wall? Wrap...
by bpyler
Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Boxwoods and Barberry shrub Pruning
Replies: 1
Views: 764

Boxwoods and Barberry shrub Pruning

Can Boxwoods and barberry shrubs be pruned in the early Fall? Not a severe cut but a shaping. I did not get it done this spring and everything looks sloppy. I wanted to give it some shape going into the Fall. thanks
by bpyler
Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Lawn Seeding & Renovation
Topic: Aeration vs. weed control: which is first?
Replies: 1
Views: 1075

Aeration vs. weed control: which is first?

My lawn service wants to sell me fall aeration and overseeding for $586.00 for about 1/3 acre. Last week I took weed samples to Rutgers extension and they identified the samples as "ground Ivy and Nimbleweed". They told me that there is nothing that can control Nimbleweed 100%. Yet the lawn service ...

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