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Found in numerous places in our garden. Is it poisonous? Would like some additional info. Understand that it is rare.

Can you help me save my Aspen tree? The lower branches turned black which I cut off. Holes in trunk at ground level. Gouges/Scratches at approx 6' above ground level.

Would it be possible to start a garden near the top of Mt. Everest?

I live in a second floor condo overlooking a man made lake. I have window boxes on my deck rail containing geraniums and sweet potato vine. On the deck I have pots containing basil, thyme, and million bells. A female duck has decided to nest either in my geraniums or herb pots. I tried a...

Do you have information on drying meats?

My front lawn has competely died off. After the big snowstorm in january, it started to turn yellow in spots and was very wet. Eventually the entire lawn yellowed and died out except the curb strip. But it too is starting to die out, from the sidewalk side. I dug up a 1-ft square area a...

Hello, After doing some research, I found out toads appear to be good pest control for gardens. Some of my research stated to contact a county extension for possible help. I would like to have some toads in my small garden to get rid of some insect pests naturally, but do not want to add...

This spider was under a board near my greenhouse. Do you know what it is?

I have been using slug pellets to control the slug and snail population in the yard with great success. Now the crows are eating every bit of it. The moment I put it out and go inside the crows are in the yard eating it up. Have not found a sick or dead crow in the area. Any suggestions...

I replanted my front lawn almost 2 years ago with rye grass and since then it has developed sections of lighter colored grass that seem to be spreading, is this a type of "weed" or what. Is there anything I can do to stop/reverse this? Any information is much appreciated.