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    What is safe to plant above gas pipe of 1” plastic…

    Thanks Sheal. I am having a hard time picturing what to do with the area now. Definitely prefer not to cement it as then there is no real separation from the neighbor driveway. Also wanted to remove the existing flower carpet rose and African iris as they are very hard to maintain nicely (and...
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    What is safe to plant above gas pipe of 1” plastic…

    Thanks for the quick response. I am a bit lost. So there are actually two pipe for gas in the ground but they only marked one? Without knowing it were gas line area previously, I was originally planning to do hedges such as sunshine ligustrum, euonymus, or boxwood along the borderwith roses...
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    What is safe to plant above gas pipe of 1” plastic…

    My situation is like this: moved in a new home and found out recently (after 1.5 years) that the plant the builder landscaper put in was a crepe myrtle, roses, and Abelia (I cannot tell which type still). The yellow line is marked by the gas company, with two feet either way in terms of...
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    What’s wrong with my new 2 weeks old plant?

    Nothing happened today yet. Not getting better or worse for both plants. I took the rosemary to shade in case it were kept too dried. I thought it can handle drought but judging from this plant and the lavender on the other end, the 3 day California baking is too much for them. The other...
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    What’s wrong with my new 2 weeks old plant?

    I’ve bought two sets of rosemary and the one with a big hole ceramic container built in is doing fine. The one that looks sad is the resin container that I drilled 3 holes myself. I have already tried to not have water over them but just the soil. I noticed my hydrangea of same age showing...
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    Need a tree pruner recommendation

    Thanks Sean. I will look into Barnel, Corona, and Fiskars then. Trying to get one that works all of them so I can limit the number of tools in the garage. As a newbie I think I have already have more tools than I thought I would need already: dusting broom to remove cut grass, large plastic...
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    A tool that can remove grass cutting from the lawn

    Thanks Tetters. I’ve been using the yard butler “world’s greatest rake” for a year now. It looks similar to what you have in the picture. It’s just every time when I rake and if I don’t airlift / hover and let the weight of the rake hit the lawn, it felt like it is tearing/pulling the grass...
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    Need a tree pruner recommendation

    Thanks Sean. I am still trying to learn the terms. I am reading online and there are two types of pruners like anvil (dead branch) and bypass (living branch). Does it mean I have to get two long tree pruners or just one? I was looking at the Fiskars and the price ranges from like 30 USD to...
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    Need a tree pruner recommendation

    Hi, Did anyone have a recommendation on a tree pruner. It’s mainly for small trees like Japanese maples and a crape myrtle . I have new to gardening and have been using my Ikebana scissors and a pair of hedge shears to prune the plants and edge of my lawn... the last time I trim the crape...
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    A tool that can remove grass cutting from the lawn

    Hi, I am a newbie to lawn care and need some advice on lawn care. We’ve got two small lawns and we are using manual lawn mower for them, together with a pair of shears to trim the edges. We tried to avoid any electrical/gas stuff as I am very clumsy. We bought that back grass collecting tray...
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    Is it too late to trim crape mrytle in late March?

    Hi, I am struggling on if I should removed them or not. The tree provided by the builder is right at 8 feet away from that window/ wall. There is a solar panel right above the tree, on the roof the floor above. I have been reading that if I allow multiple trunk, it will be shorter/bushier and...
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    Is it too late to trim crape mrytle in late March?

    Thank you. I just pruned it today and noticed some tiny leave buds, which gave me a good guide of how much I could trim :) added before and after shot. Hopefully not too bad.
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    Is it too late to trim crape mrytle in late March?

    thank you Logan. This definitely helps. He is trimming even though it started growing / leafing, so it is definitely safe to prune now. The other thing he said is it don’t have to be trimmed, so I might do a bit now give it is so late in spring and still need to wait it grow a bit to...
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    How to plant shrubs in the picture

    Hi Mike, Thanks for your response. I am planning to use carpet roses, lavenders (most like Spanish), and blue Tuscan Rosemary; from the fence line to the front area. These options were because of zone 9a / drought / full sun in that area. Nothing will be planted near the back because of...
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