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    On the whole organic versus chemical vein, I'd...

    On the whole organic versus chemical vein, I'd like to find an objective look at the various levels of chemicals, as many of us sometimes need to use them and it seems that some should be...
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    I keep trying to get to this, but you guys are...

    I keep trying to get to this, but you guys are providing the inspiration. Maybe this year! Here's a link I found in my research that might help. I'm just not sure how much space I have to devote to...
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    I can attest to the importance of mulch. I've...

    I can attest to the importance of mulch. I've only finished about one third of the garden and those are the only spots without weeds -- well, a few get through, but the unmulched areas are a mess....
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    Thanks for the tips on the depth of soil. I'll...

    Thanks for the tips on the depth of soil. I'll try to get some pictures to post.
  5. Go to the library and look through books on...

    Go to the library and look through books on landscaping. Find one that shows you have to draw a garden plan. Measure your space and draw it to scale on graph paper. It's a lot* of fun to draw...and...
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    You should be fine, but I'd suggest switching to...

    You should be fine, but I'd suggest switching to organic products. You just never know what all those chemicals are doing to us. Espoma makes a lot of good organic fertilizers, etc.
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    Welcome to the world of gardening. I suggest...

    Welcome to the world of gardening. I suggest going to a local garden center -- one that has helpful associates -- and asking questions about what will grow well in your conditions. I would not put...
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    Great effort. Glad you're doing this. Please keep...

    Great effort. Glad you're doing this. Please keep us posted so we can follow the progress.
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    Sounds like you need a tree removal company,...

    Sounds like you need a tree removal company, which will not be inexpensive, but the only way to go in this case. Good luck!
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    Growing a healthy lawn is a lot of work, but well...

    Growing a healthy lawn is a lot of work, but well worth it. The big thing is to get the grass so thick and tough that it crowds out weeds, such as dandelions. Here's a link to an article with a good...
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    After the bloom time, cut it back to close to the...

    After the bloom time, cut it back to close to the ground. Next year, you should see an improvement.
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    Keep us posted on how this grows!

    Keep us posted on how this grows!
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    Yews are probably your best bet, although they...

    Yews are probably your best bet, although they don't get that tall -- perhaps 5 feet or so. Viburnum also are good for shade, but no total shade. Otherwise, look to general shade perennials, such as...
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    Yes, definitely a weed. I have lots of them.

    Yes, definitely a weed. I have lots of them.
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    Good luck with it. We just tried the lawn...

    Good luck with it. We just tried the lawn patching kit with the recycled newspaper that biodegrades and it has worked great. Here's a link to more info on growing grass.
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    Try forget me nots -- (Brunnera). They flower in...

    Try forget me nots -- (Brunnera). They flower in spring and are still in bloom in my area (zone 5). They are among the first flowers up in the spring, can take full shade, and are beautiful. Most are...
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    We have a shade perennial bed wrapping around the...

    We have a shade perennial bed wrapping around the base of our linden tree and it adds a nice, classic touch to the yard. We have about a*6-foot wide circle (not clean cut, more free flowing)*around...
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    Thanks that was very helpful link for me, as I'm...

    Thanks that was very helpful link for me, as I'm about to buy my first climbing rose and wasn't sure how to eventually prune it to go horizontally across the fence.
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    Would need to know more about the type of shrub,...

    Would need to know more about the type of shrub, soil conditions, etc. Is there any signs of disease -- what did the leaves look like when they were present?
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