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Got this used Mantis tiller at a yard sale for $15 recently. All it needed was a carburetor, which my husband stole off the gas blower. I took it to the compost bin, reducing it down to a
manageable level. I can never get the compost to turn over with just a pitchfork, it is too heavy. I will admit, it was a mess, the tiller kept getting full and I had to keep the tines clean. But I am glad it did the job. BTW, this little baby is powerful in the veggie garden, too! I think it will outperform the medium & large tillers we have.
OK all you master gardeners, I need your expertise. First, let me say that I live in Texas and I am trying to build a bed in an area that has hard rocky soil. A friend of mine dug out
the area to about 5 inches deep. I do not want to use the black landscaping paper. However, someone told me to use cardboard. They said to lay it on the existing rocky soil. Then to fill in with garden soil followed by a layer of several sheets of newspaper and then mulch on top. Does this sound good to you or do you have any other suggestions?
This plant sheds its leaves in winter and in May bears new leaves then buds then these white flowers with yellow centers. It is a perennial and very hardy. This shrub is very old and does not need pruning.
together into this longer planter. They've lived outside all spring thru fall on my shady deck for years and have always done well. But look what happened this year. The now brownish and not-so-pretty areas were new growth, I believe. What do you suppose made this happen? Nothing bad is happening to them right now but I want to make sure it doesn't.