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Is it better to wrap or stake a cedar?

Wrapping cedars is a bad idea. On warm days the internal temperature under the burlap may get too high. When it gets too warm under the wrap, the tissue that has been warmed may be damaged when the temperature drops again.The cedars may also break dormancy too early in the spring. Stake AROUND the cedar and attach the burlap to the stakes leaving a 2-3″ gap between the burlap and the cedar.

I have a lot of clay in my garden, a friend suggested using a product called clay buster, do you sell this product? Can you tell me how much it is?

Yes, we sell it $15.99/bag.

do you sell seed potatoes? I don’t need very many, planting a small garden, maybe enough for 20 plants.

Yes, current stock is Russet, Norland, Yukon Gold, Banana and Purple potatoes.

i have 900 s/f yard and i want to put grass on it can u let me know how much it cost

You would need 100 yards. Each piece is 2′ x 4′ 6″ and is peat based.

In the winter I use salt to de-ice my sidewalk and then in the spring the grass along the sides of my sidewalk is dead. Is there anything else I can do?

Instead of using salt try using sand after you shovel your walk. Use ‘concrete sand’ this is used in soils to provide aeration and will provide traction to your sidewalk while being less damaging to the lawn.

Hi, we purchased and planted a Snowspring crabapple last fall, and within a week this summer it went from looking amazing to looking like something out of the Walking Dead. The leaves are all brown and crunchy, and it has been watered appropriately. The other two trees we planted at the same time ( a maple and another Snowspring) look great. Is the tree done for?

It sounds like a fungal infection. Can you send some photos to the website? Also are you able to dig your fingernail into the main trunks bark and see green behind the bark? If so then the tree’s still alive.

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