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Q.Repotting Almond Tree…. Fig Tree In Pot Always Dry - Hello, As you can see I have 2 different questions. I humbly beg your assistance as I am so far…

Blackthumb2001 added on November 16, 2018 | Answered

A. Regarding the fig; it could be sandy soil as you suspect, which drains very fast and doesn't hold soil moisture. I love soil moisture meters but I find that they sometimes don't give a true reading is some soil types.…Read More

Q.Lime Tree Leaves_worms - I've found the worms that have been eating the leaves of my lime trees.

Bronwyn added on November 16, 2018 | Answered

A. Greetings, I'm Don in Samut Prakan near Bangkok. Your lime tree is probably not so big that you cannot reach all the foliage, so one way to control the caterpillars is to remove them by hand, with a rag or…Read More

Q.Who’s Eating My Crimson Beech? - We have a lovely Crimon Beech tree in our yard and the upper foliage is being stripped bare. Possums that…

MaurieT added on November 16, 2018 | Answered

A. Unless there are signs of chewing or sucking insect pests, caterpillars, aphids, scale, beetles; then I suspect a water issue: too little (drought stress) or too much (root rot). The photo shows the tree is in a lawn, which if…Read More

Q.How To Save My Plants? - Have green marks on the branch.

Liuli_331 added on November 16, 2018 | Answered

A. From the photo, the green marks appear to be "lichen" and not a disease condition. More

Q.I Have A 2 Year Old With 7 Months Soursop Tree. I Live In Houston Texas. I’m A Little Sad Cause Temperature Drop To 43 Degrees F - for 3 days and all the leaves had fallen. After the third day it warmed up to 75 degrees and…

Mikey Sosa added on November 16, 2018 | Answered

A. 43 degrees in not a frost, so freezing can be ruled out. Soursop is evergreen, so a cold snap should not cause leaf drop. I suspect a water management issue, too much or too little. Does the 55 gal drum…Read More

Q.Soul Test Results Ph=7,nitrogen=high,phosphorous Low, K High Best Method For Amending Soil? - I mixed peat moss and a hand trowel of black cow manure prior to the soil being tested. I received…

seatonthomas59 added on November 16, 2018 | Answered

A. The test results you received will not be truly representative of your soil conditions. Adding peat moss and manure before testing has altered the lab results and report, and is very likely the reason for high N and K results.…Read More

Q.Camphor Trees - I have a Camphor tree in my backyard. The tree is approximately 50 feet tall wit a 4 foot trunk…

Anonymous added on November 16, 2018 | Answered

A. That's a big camphor tree, you are fortunate to have a specimen like that. You should be consulting with a local certified arborist on major pruning and construction in the root zone, or you could very well be endangering the…Read More

Q.Storing Tulip Bulbs - I have got about 60 tulip bulbs, it is getting a bit late in the year to plant them out.…

rodney.bradford added on November 16, 2018 | Answered

A. Plant them out. It isn't too late. They will "store" much better in the ground than anywhere else.Read More

Q.Just Planted A New Lemon Tree, And I Want To Know How To Care For It? - It is about 4 ft tall and had numerous lemons on it. The leaves are shriveling up, so I removed…

Wendy1008 added on November 16, 2018 | Answered

A. Yes water management is a key issue. Getting that right is the most important thing. From the photo, there appears to be some nutrient deficiency, indicated by the yellowing on some of the leaves. A slow release organic fertilizer…Read More

Q.Growing Cypress Trees - How to correct too much alkaline or too much acidity in soil?

Bob Harding added on November 16, 2018 | Answered

A. The best way to adjust soil pH is by soil test and amending with nutrients based on actual deficiencies found. Balancing of the major minerals and incorporating soil organic matter (compost) will automatically bring the pH into best balance. It…Read More

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