I have an area by my mailbox that is covered with spreading cedar for my landscaping. At present, I have bermuda grass growing inside the same 4 foot x 8 foot area. It's taking over and looks bad. I need to know if I can poison it without hurting my speading cedar?
There are grass specific herbicides that you can use to get rid of the grass. Most hardware stores and plant nurseries will carry a grass specific herbicide.
Do I need to lime my cedar trees?
I would suggest you do a soil test to determine the pH of the soil before you add anything. Your local extension office can provide you with a kit that will go to your state lab for analysis. The cost for these is nominal. They will be able to tell exactly what amendments you need and how much of each.
Are used coffee grounds good for young cedar hedge trees? I heard that depositing used coffee grounds around the base of the tree is beneficial to the health of the cedar. Is it true?
Yes, they're great as fertilizer. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/ingredients/coffee-grounds-gardening.htm
Last year in the spring I had lots of these things on my cedar/juniper trees. This spring the cedar tree was infested with these 'galls' and it looks like some of the branches are dying. The two trees sit side by side. I noticed this summer that the juniper now has some of the 'galls' on it's branches. Will these galls kill my trees or not? They are too tall to spray. They are approx. 20-25 ft. tall. If I lose them, it will ruin that side of the garden. What should I do?
This article may help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apples/cedar-apple-rust-control.htm
I have a 3-year-old cedar tree growing in my flower bed. I need to relocate the tree to another location. Can you tell me when to move the tree?
I would do it in fall.
We have a tree that may be either a large arborvitae or some sort of cypress. It has orange rubbery growths on it (looks like bunches of orange rubber bands). What is this?
I believe what you are looking at are cedar rust galls. Look at the pictures at this website
Cedar rust galls are an apple growers nightmare. Here is an article with more information. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apples/cedar-apple-rust-control.htm
My large cedar tree has lots of small clusters of baby cones, is that normal? I've never seen so many on the tree.
It has been a stressful year in many parts of the country for all kinds of plants with the heat and the dry weather. Many trees when faced with stress will over produce seeds. It is a way for the tree to guarantee that if it is unable to survive the stress it faces, it will have a greater chance of having a successful offspring.