The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #3140096
Posted By: Acme
21-Apr-11 - 11:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
It is officially air conditioner season in Texas. A bit early this year. It won't be every day, but for the last two evenings I've run one of them to pull some of the humidity out of the house.
Rap, are you putting in a xeriscape yard? Make sure, when they plant that tree, that they soak the roots and unwind all of the wrapped up roots. If it's balled and burlap, it's probably okay as is. Then stake them out with pegs of some sort so they stay unwound. And don't plant it too deep. If it is coming out of a pot, there is usually extra dirt that was thrown on top and the tree is suffocating. You need to be able to see the root swell, and it is better to be planted too shallow rather than too deep in the ground.
I spoke with my organic gardening guru's right hand helper today. I may start screening calls on his weekend call in program. It's a bit of a commute, but it might be fun. "You want to ask him WHAT??? Does your wife know you're using the phone?"