I have two tall leaning Dogwood trees that look fabulous when in bloom. They are inside my dog pen which leads off back porch deck. I need an awning for my dog Cosmo to do her business
when it is raining as she hates the rain. I need the shade from either the trees or an awning as this is SW exposure.
I also have a huge Oak tree near the street in front of my house which I love except for the leaves falling during bad weather.
I am toying with the idea of having these 3 trees removed even though it is breaking my heart. Should I sacrifice biodiversity and splendor for the emotional health of my dog and my own physical health of cleaning up after her is she opts to do her business inside the house? I have a bad back off and on and also like a clean house. Just need a workable solution hopefully without sacrificing biodiversity.
The awning would cost $2500. I do not know what a perimeter back yard fence would cost on a 1/2 acre pie shaped lot. Even with the fence there is no shelter for the dog anywhere. She is a Beagle with a good bark but I have thought of giving her away to someone who wants her and getting my alarm system reactivated.
The amount of biodiversity which would be lost is most important to me on this deteriorating planet.
Thanks for any comment on my dilemma. Will add photos later.
One of my two peach trees is so heavily laden with peaches that I fear the limbs will break. They are hanging almost to the ground. My Master Gardner cousin told me to pick some of the peaches off and throw them away. I hate to do that. I wonder, if it survives the crop, if I need to prune it in a different way for next year. I had to get far back to photograph as the tree has blocked the back yard. I will post a close up of how the limbs are in such trouble. Tell me what you would do.
MY Bears Breeches looked like it was dying with too many weeds and too much sun. I dug around him really good and added new soil and a little fertilizer and a huge umbrella to shelter
him from the Western sun in afternoons. He still looks very sad but I have noticed little pups underneath it all. I have also learned he is planted in the wrong place as he needs some shade. What more can I do and when?
How does my garden look? What kind of straw is on the ground? I learned on hometalk to not use pine straw so I took it up and replaced it with this. I have forgotten why but I think it was due to too much acid in pine straw. Someone please enlighten me on what I have done.
Please please tell me if this is going to work or not. I have secured all finish nail parts. I have glued and pressed in place the bottom of the worse case door. I even nailed it to
the frame with 3 finish nails. I sprayed it down with water inside and out. Tomorrow I will prime all the outside wood on both doors and apply the top coats when prime is dry. After all that I believe I can finish all the necessary paint and will have straight doors. Will it work or am I dreaming. I am too old to take the doors off the hinges but I have tightened the hinges and added a missing screw. INPUT PLEASE.
My plumber purchased the pedestal sink for me saving me some money. The sink is too big but the tile man hooked it up sort of askew and glued it to the tile with epoxy or some kind of
adhesive. I asked the plumber if there is any way he can get me a smaller sink, since I still have the boxes, material, and instructions, and install it correctly for me but I haven't heard back from him. I was so upset that I went ahead and paid the tile man as I felt he could make the job worse by removing the sink. The sink does not even work properly. What should I do?