Shrub Care

In the modern world of compacted soils and polluted environments, shrubs respond well to responsible cultivation practices. For example, they are more likely to maintain proper form and growth with proper planting, pruning, spraying and watering. Contributors typically want to know about a shrub's planting depth and width, potential pests and stresses, pruning and watering schedules, and treatment options.

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Shrub Care
Botany or Plant Biology

How do you split a burning bush shrub?

very carefully.

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Flower Gardening
Botany or Plant Biology

How is a tincture of rose hip prepared?

Combine 4 oz of fresh cut rose petals and hips, or 2 oz dry herb with one pint of brandy, gin, or vodka, in a glass container. Mascerate away from light for 2 weeks, shaking daily. Strain and store. And more . . .

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Shrub Care
Tree Care
Height

Your yucca plant is too tall can you cut it?

Yes, you can cut it. When a Yucca is cut off, it will generally form a new growth at the cut point, and sometimes more than one, resulting in a "fork," or branching. Also, very interestingly, if you strip the blades from the lower 12 inches, or so, of the cut off piece, and allow to air dry a few days to allow the cut or torn spots to "heal," or scab over, and THEN plant that cut off piece, it will take root, and you'll have another plant. I have used this technique many times to multiply my Yucca plants. I have been told that if the planting is done before the cut/damaged edges have dried out/sealed, that bacteria in the soil will get into the plant and cause it to rot and die. However, I'm not sure this part is correct because many times when I have pruned of the tops, and then simply threw them onto one of my compost piles, without any special treatment or help they took root and grew!!!!! Also, if the part you cut off is very long, you can cut it into several pieces, and plant them, gaining several plants from the one cutting.

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Trees
Shrub Care
Floppy Disk Drives

How do you save a frostbitten Oleander shrub?

Make sure the roots have water while it is cold outside. Cover it when it is cold outside. Cut it down to the green parts when all chance of frost is gone. They are pretty hardy.

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Dog Health
Shrub Care

When do you prune holly bushes?

As most evergreen shrubs, it is better to prune them in early spring just before new growth begins.

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Shrub Care
Old Testament

What are the effect of bush burning in agricultural production?

It clears more land for agricultural production, but it also emits and releases a lot of carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas) into the atmosphere.

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Lawn Care
Shrub Care
Las Vegas
Gymnastics Instruction

What is the best way to trim back honeysuckle bushes in Las Vegas if you planted 2 last spring and their growth has been great but they are taking over the yard?

I have honeysuckle growing over the entrance to an old cellar, and it grows rapidly every year. After it blooms, I cut it back to the desired point and it grows back every year. I use electric hedge trimmers. I am not sure what you mean about bushes. Mine are more of a vine, but are a rather old and large group that resembles a bush.

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Trees
Shrub Care

How do you treat junipers that have blight?

Blight is a fungal infection that can look similar to some other symptoms, check for small black fruiting bodies on the recently killed leaves and stems.

When dry you can prune the infected growth back about 2inches into live wood, being careful to sterilize your clippers after each cut and destroying all the cuttings.

There are fungicides that can be used but some are restricted use and they may not be available for use in your area.

The blight is encouraged by poor ventilation, high moisture content or existing plant wounds.

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Trees
Shrub Care
Blueberries

When is the best time to trim a snowball bush?

When do I prune my snowball bush

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Flower Gardening
Shrub Care

When to prune king protea and how far from the flower?

80,00,50 feet tall

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Units of Measure
Shrub Care
Area
Volume

Difference between cubic feet and square feet?

A foot is a measure of length - and is twelve inches long

A square foot is a measure of area - a space measuring 12 inches wide and 12 inches long is one square foot in area.

A cubic foot is a measure of volume - an object 12 inches wide, 12 inches long and 12 inches high has a volume of one cubit foot.

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Trees
Shrub Care
Tree Care
Time Warner

What time of year does one trim cedar bushes?

As a rule of thumb, most perenials need to be trimmed in the fall.( Just before they go dormant in the winter.)

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Snow and Ice
Houseplants
Botany or Plant Biology
Shrub Care

Do you water plants after a freeze?

You can water plants after a freeze, but it is much more important to make sure they are well-watered before the freeze. Most tissue damage occurs because of a lack of water inside the tissues, which then lose the heat energy from inside the cells (and the cells rupture when they freeze).

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Salary and Pay Rates
Garden Insects
Shrub Care

How much should you charge to trim someone's bushes?

You may give them a flat rate to trim the bushes or charge them by the hour what ever works out for the two of you, I do not think it is fair to give you a set price I do not know if you have ever even trimmed a tree or plant or bush, and then you have to clean the mess up that you make also do you have the tools to do the entire job or will they be supplied. How many bushes are their what size are the bushes do you think it will take an hour or days.

one large bush .. he told be to pay whatever I thought it was worth. I need a guideline.

If you need to ask this question you should not be allowed near a bush.

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Lawn Care
Flower Gardening
Shrub Care
Gardening

When should you cut back porcupine grass?

Cut it back either late fall or winter, once it has died off for the year. Remove the dead portion of the grass prior to new growth appearing in the spring.

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Goats and Sheep
Shrub Care
BlackBerry Devices

Will goats eat blackberry bushes in the winter?

yes goats eat everything they can get their nose into. Trust me. They will even eat poisonous stuff, plastics, etc.

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Houseplants
Butterflies and Moths
Shrub Care
Gardening

How do you prune a yucca plant?

When your yucca plant becomes too tall for the space, it is in, gently remove it from the pot. Determine where the halfway mark is on the trunk or a point where you wish to be pruning a yucca that is above the halfway point. Using a saw or a sharp pair of loppers, cut the trunk in half and repot the bottom rooted end of the trunk. Water well and then you are done with your pruning.

All you need to do is cut off the dead leaves, it doesn't need any pruning.

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Flower Arranging
Flower Gardening
Shrub Care

Should Narcissus flowers be cut back after their spring bloom?

No,because the nutrients from the leaves are re-absorbed to help make next years flowers.Don't cut them back until the leaves are quite yellow,or you may not get any flowers next year.

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Botany or Plant Biology
Shrub Care

Can you trim shrub an bushes in August?

Although July is the best month for trimming of shrubs and bushes, it can be extended up to first or second week of August in some cases.

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Botany or Plant Biology
Shrub Care

How often do you water a juniper bush?

Junipers are very drought tolerant. Once established (after 1 year) water only during times of drought.

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Gardening
Shrub Care

How do you trim a blue spruce globe?

I was intructed by the nursery to wait until the new growth has completed. Then trim to the desired shape. Mine is round approximatley two feet in diameter. I was intructed by the nursery to wait until the new growth has completed. Then trim to the desired shape. Mine is round approximatley two feet in diameter.

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Home & Garden
Trees
Shrub Care
Decomposers

Is an Acer bush evergreen?

No, it is deciduous.

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Shrub Care

When is best time to plant a smoke bush?

Probably during the summer

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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

How do you trim round shrubs?

There are a few ways to trim round shrubs. If you want a formal look, use an electric trimmer. This will create straight edges. If you want your shrubs to look more textured, you should use clippers to open up space into the plant.

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Oklahoma City

How do you trim spirea?

Spirea can be trimmed lightly or severely depending on what you are trying to accomplish. If you just want to clean up the spent flower blooms, just cut them off with pruners. Depending on your climate and when you do this, you may get additional blooms the same season.

If you want to control the size of the plant to keep it smaller, you can cut it down to any length you desire. This is best done in the early spring or late winter before new growth comes out. If you wait later, you will be risking losing that season's blooms. Spirea are very very durable and they will take most anything. I have sometimes cut it back from 4' to 1'. Shape it to mimic its natural shape, mounded. The general rule for pruning trees and shrubs is never remove more than a third of the plant. But spirea do not read the rule books and you can break this one!

As far as I know, the above applies to all types of spirea.

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