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by deboy922
July 8th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Cool-season grasses
Topic: Anyone Seeing Tons of "Smartweed" This Year?
Replies: 27
Views: 864

Re: Anyone Seeing Tons of "Smartweed" This Year?

I have pulled more smartweed this year than any other year. As you said, not in the yard, but very invasive in my flowerbeds and garden. I agree that the cool wet spring allowed it to thrive.
by deboy922
June 28th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Sickly Shumard Oak Tree
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Sickly Shumard Oak Tree

I have a 20 year old shumard oak tree that was healthy last fall. It has not leafed out well this spring. Currently, its leaves are small, 1/4 the size they should be. Some limbs also died back. In the one below comparison pic, the leaf is my northern red oak. Any suggestions as to what I can do to ...
by deboy922
June 27th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: deboy922's Soil Test Results 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: deboy922's Soil Test Results 2019

I would definitely describe my soil as "tight/difficult-to-work/hard".

I will see what fertilizers are available and at what cost; research about gypsum; and read about micronutrients in the FAQ's for Boron.

Thank you!
by deboy922
June 27th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: deboy922's Soil Test Results 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: deboy922's Soil Test Results 2019

Thank you kind sir...very much appreciated!!! Wow...I am blown away...I have very little experience with soil testing but have had my hands in dirt for over 40 years in agriculture, gardening, tree planting, etc. My soil does not seem like "sandy loam", while "difficult/hard soil" is a good descript...
by deboy922
June 26th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: deboy922's Soil Test Results 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: deboy922's Soil Test Results 2019

Done...thank you for the reminder.
by deboy922
June 26th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Soil management and compost forum
Topic: deboy922's Soil Test Results 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 207

deboy922's Soil Test Results 2019

Hello and thank you in advance for your efforts. My 2-acre lot is 23-years-old and located in a rural area outside of Lafayette, Indiana. Originally, it was part of an 80 acre farm field, growing corn and soybeans. A mix of cool season grasses were planted, and it has only been mowed - no fertilizat...
by deboy922
June 21st, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Leaves falling from healthy trees
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Re: Leaves falling from healthy trees

My crabapples are dropping some leaves, as well as my apple and cherry trees. My shumard oak has very little leaves and does not look good. Very weird spring... hoping they bounce back.