The horse chestnut tree, also called Aesculus hippocastanum and Hippocastanum vulgare, is native to central and northern Asia. The tree has a wide spread, providing a dense shade. The spiky flowers are usually white with a reddish tinge. Given its growth rate, you might want to remove or transplant a horse chestnut tree.
Leaves, moss, leaf image by Greg Pickens from Fotolia.comMoss growing on the soil of your flower bed garden does not harm your plants, but indicates that your garden provides the perfect environment for moss. Eliminating one or more of these issues should get rid of the moss in your flower bed.Apply an all-purpose contact herbicide, like glyphosate (Roundup), to a sponge.
Grass image by netwerk_cmj from Fotolia.comSt. The growth of grass slows down over five or six years, so you& 39;ll need to overseed to thicken it up and make it look lush again. Augustine grass is affected by freezing temperatures, pests and turf buildup. Overseeding it every three to four years will keep the grass looking thick and help it resist disease.
Pomegranate trees (Punicagranatum) are native to the Mediterranean regions of the world to Southeast Asia. Pomegranates prefer to grow in regions that are semi-arid and have mild winters and hot summers. They will grow planted outdoors as far north as Washington D.C., but will generally not set fruit.
How to Empty a Swimming Pool. When cool weather rolls around, it& 39;s time to put away the pool toys and drain the swimming pool. Here are directions for emptying both aboveground and sunken pools.Drain an Aboveground PoolStop adding chemicals to the pool water. Wait half a week.Rent an electric pump.
Brand X Pictures/Brand X Pictures/Getty ImagesThe Cub Cadet SR621 is a push mower and develops common problems over its lifespan. Most troubleshooting techniques can be found in the operator& 39;s manual supplied with the SR621 when it is originally purchased. Service manuals also come with the new mower, but if the manual gets lost, it can be purchased through the Cub Cadet customer service.
Begonia (raspberry ripple image by maureen dainty from Fotolia.comThe begonia is a shade-loving plant that grows well where many other flowering plants fail to thrive. As fall approaches the begonia& 39;s foliage begins to turn yellow and the plant enters dormancy. In areas of severe winters, the delicate plant is quickly killed if not lifted.
Red flower image by WojtekZ from Fotolia.comSeveral bushes that grow in Florida produce red flowers. Bloom times range from spring to year round.HibiscusAlthough hardy throughout Florida, the hibiscus remains evergreen and blooms nearly year round in southern Florida but dies to the ground below 30 degrees F in the north.
Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Kevin DooleyFescue is a variety of grass that is often grown as a hay crop in various parts of the United States. If fescue is not managed properly, the quality of the crop declines significantly.SignificanceImage by Flickr.com, courtesy of John HaslamFescue is a cool season perennial that is hardy to many weather conditions.
Plants with five leaves are numerous. In this light, an invasive plant is a species that is undesirable, and hence a weed, in a natural area.Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus Quinequefolia)Known variously as woodbind, woodbine, false grapes, five leaves, American ivy, five-leaved ivy, thicket creeper, and Virginia creeper, the native vine Parthenocissus quinequefolia is often confused with poison ivy.
Spring bulbs, such as daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses and tulips, are typically planted in the fall and bloom in the spring. Therefore, any bulbs planted in January will bloom in May. Alternatively, if you want to enjoy the flowers in January, then plant the bulbs indoors in September.Select a pot with several drainage holes.
Garlic image by Marek Kosmal from Fotolia.comGarlic (Allium sativum) adds rich flavor to many foods. Garlic is a cool-season crop that does well in the Canadian province of Ontario& 39;s East Coast climate. Two garlic types are grown in the province: hardneck varieties like Porcelain and Rocambole, and larger softneck varieties like Turban and Silverskin.
Aloe vera image by Yvonne Bogdanski from Fotolia.comOne plant grown for medicinal purposes is the aloe plant, specifically the aloe vera variety, also known as the medicine plant. No matter which kind of aloe plant you have, it is usually grown indoors in containers, but can live outdoors during warm weather.
Many people who live in apartment buildings, or in areas where grass is scarce, would love to have the look and comfort that comes with owning a front lawn around their doorways. The solution is to grow grass in a box. To do this you would plant grass in a planter box using very similar methods to planting grass in an outdoor setting.
The easy no-fuss way to populate a red raspberry patch is to simply let them spread on their own. Allow the plants to grow as usual for your area during their first year and establish healthy root systems. Cultivate the area early next spring before plants turn green. New plants will begin popping up all over the patch within 2 to 3 months.
A soldier beetle image by Henryk Dybka from Fotolia.comPine trees are evergreen conifers that are popular because they grow quickly and stay green all year long. If you have pine trees on your property, the best way to keep them healthy and happy is to be aware of the signs and symptoms of pine tree problems.
Purslane, or Portulaca oleracea, is a half-hardy annual herb that can grow in all USDA gardening zones. The flowers of purslane are bright yellow, with five petals that soon turn into a seed head.From SeedsFill a shallow planting container, like an unused sandbox, with a soil mixture that is half rich, loamy soil and half sand.
Grass, image by Greg Pickens from Fotolia.comCrab grass is a common weed that is familiar to most California homeowners. There are two methods for controlling crab grass: cultural control and herbicide applications. According to the University of California, a healthy lawn will not require the use of herbicides for weed control as a thick and lush turf will crowd any weed from the lawn.
Hillside image by Karen MIchaelson from Fotolia.comVery gradual hillsides can grow nearly any kind of grass, but as the hill becomes steeper, the choices grow fewer. Choose the right grass from the get-go to stabilize your hill.Running BambooBamboo is a type of grass that comes in two main varieties: clumping and running.
Glorious morning glory image by JLycke from Fotolia.comThe most obvious difference between day and night bloomers is clear: one blooms at night, the other during the day. But a closer look at the plants that crave bright sunlight versus those that live in the moonlight reveals their individual likes and dislikes and why a gardener might choose one over the other.
Avocado image by Sergey Goruppa from Fotolia.comStarting an avocado plant from a stone, or seed, is nearly fail-proof way to propagate a lovely indoor plant with very little expense. Although the avocado plant will probably never produce fruit, it can be a decorative addition to your home for many years.