I never though of a stump grinder for planting. They should form a perfectly shaped bowl for planting.
Isn't that kind of tough on the...
Remove the turf from a six to eight foot diameter area. Roto-till to the max depth of the machine, 10-12 inches would be ideal. Dig out the...
I'm not a real expert on apples but, what has the weather been like this spring?
And have you tried to reduce the fruiting once the fruit has...
Mow close and then apply round-up wait 2 weeks and reapply the round-up on any spots the you missed the first time.
Dig your holes and plant...
Just a thought (and I know you will) keep the soil healthy as well.
keep an eye out for epicormic sprouting at the nodes as well.
Tom and John, hit the points that
1. you get what you pay for.
2. check references.
3. check for certification.
Certification is a measure...
Change the thought from invasive to exploitive (is that a word?). If tree roots find moisture and air they will grow in that area.
With your soil sample you should have the pH checked (Mags) need acid soils.
Are the leaves that yellowed interior or exterior to the tree?...
I understand your concern. The fundemental problem is how was the wall/foundation constructed?
Block walls tend to settle and develop...
My first question. Peter, you say that the tree has withstood the construction of the house and road. Have you had the tree looked over...
When looking for replacement trees look at natives such as shadblow (serviceberry).
Here's a UCONN site for you to look through for...
Any other dogwoods in the area with a similar exposure? Check their south side to see if you have a match to your problem.
That would depend on the renter before you and how many rocks the grind.
And the professionally installed is another topic. Their are some "professioinals" I wouldn't let dig a hole let along install a $300 tree.
Remember to mulch to conserve the water you add. At the height of a drought you can add 10 gallons a week to a 1-2 inch caliper tree.
Let's not make it some one elses proplem if it is the wrong tree. Don't you hate having to take down trees that are squeezed into a site?
Since your site is sandy and full sun, I would suggest a drought tolerant tree.
Kentucky Coffee Tree adapts well.
"Right Tree in the Right Place".
Fix it now and enjoy your home for years to come. Don't fight nature you loss every time.
You should know better than to operate a computer under the influence. You could get hurt.
Now go out there a climb into a 60 foot...
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