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  1. How do I prune a Spruce to fill out like a Christmas Tree?

    I have a couple of spruce trees on my property and I was wandering if anyone knew how I should be pruning them so they will fill out like a Christmas Tree as they grow? Currently they range from 3 to...
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    Re: What can I do with my retaining wall?

    Before you start doing anything I would find out who owns that wall. If you don't own it and you start drilling holes into it to hang some pots that could be an expensive fix.

    Also, The boards...
  3. Thread: Moss

    by mobrien100
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    Moss

    I have a moss problem in my yard. Not the entire yard, but just a couple of sections. I have 1.5 acres that back up to woods mixed with oak and white pine mainly and a few spruce and ceder. I know...
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    Managing Deer and Chipmunks

    I live in the country so to some extent I knew what I was getting into when I moved here. I like the deer and my kids think they are great and my neighbor is too close to us to use a gun. So I am...
  5. Only hot water coming out of bacth tub faucet and shower

    Last night when trying to give the kids a bath only hot water would come out of the fauscet for the tub and shower. I tried the adjecent fauscets for the sinks and they worked fine. The only...
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    Grass seed with endophytes

    On the followowing video, Roger talks about using a grass seed with endophytes to organically help prevent some insects. Does anyone regonize the brand he is suing or have any recomendations.

    I...
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    Need to ID type of wood used on deck

    I have 2 board that I need to replace on my deck. The follwing code is on the back: TP Premium KD 19 200 R.E.D 8-BRY SYP

    TP Timber Products, Inc

    KD 19 Kiln dried to 19%

    200 R.E.D. Not...
  8. How do you estimate how many yards of mulch you need?

    My family and I moved last year from a house where we have a yard about the size of a postage stamp to about 1.5 arces of land. Some of it is landscaped. What is a good esimate for how much coverage...
  9. Having an Adjuster to to see Damage from Ice Dams

    Next week I am having an adjuster come out to inspect the damages we had from Ice Dams this past winter. I have not been through this process before, does anyone have any advice?
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    Re: A good wood putty for outdoor use?

    Thanks for the info it is greatly appreciated. One more project on the Honey Do list I can move forward with. Now I only need a few days without rain for the wood to dry out.

    One Additional...
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    A good wood putty for outdoor use?

    I need to patch some holes in clatter and facial boards. Does anyone have recommendations on a good putty for outdoor use?


    Mike
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    Trans planting a rose bush

    Last year my family and I moved into a new house. They had roses at the end of the driveway. As a result of all of the snow in the north east they have been damaged by either the plow of the 4 feet...
  13. Thread: Composting

    by mobrien100
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    Composting

    I am planning on setting up a composting bin around the house. Have the site selected and I will start to make sure the grown is level in a few weeks if we do not get any more snow.

    One questions,...
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    Re: Loose tiles in pantry

    Houston Remodeler,

    Sorry about the mix ups with terminology. From the article you pointed me to, everything that I could see looked like it was done the way it should be. See attached image from...
  15. Re: Best Way to Remove Black Berry Bushes permanently???

    One other way to perminently get rid of them might be to find a fellow DIY guy who wants some black bushes and tell hime he can have them as long as s/he removed all of them. If the plants are still...
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    Re: Pruning shrubs

    ATB,

    This reply might be too late if youi have already pruned your Rhobie, but the best time to prune them is just after the have blommed. For Mass this is mid to late may.
    If you prune them in...
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    Re: Loose tiles in pantry

    Houston Remodeler,

    I mis understood your question and had been looking up from the basement to confirm the base floring was ply work, but I can also confirm from the diagram shown on the page you...
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    Replanting a a small tree

    In the back woods of my house I have notice sveral white Birch trees. Some as very big and some are small, 6 ft high and the trunk is about 1 inch. I am considering replanting a few of them in my...
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    Re: Loose tiles in pantry

    Also,

    They are 12x12 tiles and the floor is level.
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    Re: Loose tiles in pantry

    HoustonRemodeler,

    Yes under the tiles is a plywood floor.
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    Loose tiles in pantry

    With all of the snow we had this past winter in New England some of the tiles have come loose in my Pantry. It appear that as a layer of ice build up on the deck outside and then melted that some of...
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