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Brownstoner July 31, 2013 at 10:53 am

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Garden July 11, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Seeking simple yard/garden maintenance referral

Greetings community members,

We have a simple front garden in Bed-Stuy and basic back yard that need periodic maintenance – mostly weeding and trimming. Enhancements could be made over time, but we would be happy to find some help with the basics to keep the growth under control.

Could anyone recommend a down-to-earth, reliable, sustainably priced gardener to help out over the long term? We would be truly grateful for your recommendations. For confidentiality, it would be appreciated if you could respond to

Thank you VERY much!

Garden June 8, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Backyard Iron Hatch

Anyone knows a good iron worker to build me a garden hatch looking like this? see pictures

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Garden June 8, 2014 at 10:48 am
Garden June 8, 2014 at 8:25 am

Need a new garden fence panel

One panel of our garden fence is damaged and I am looking to replace it by the same old, grey pine color (see attached picture). I could buy a new one but obviously color wouldn’t match. Would come and pick it up anywhere in Brooklyn.
Thank you in advance.

Garden June 8, 2014 at 8:21 am

Need garden fence panel

One panel of our garden fence is damaged and I am looking to replace it by the same old, grey pine color (see attached picture). I could buy a new one but obviously color wouldn’t match. Would come and pick it up anywhere in Brooklyn.
Thank you in advance.

Garden June 3, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Mystery invasive plant

Anyone know what plant this is? It’s very invasive and nearly impossible to get rid of. Grows incredibly fast and the roots are just everywhere (light in color, break off very easily).

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Garden June 2, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Something Pulling up and eating my tomato plants?

I have just started a garden in our backyard. I transplanted a whole flat of tomato seedlings in a few days ago. Something is killing them! I go out in the morning to check on the garden, and I see that nothing remains of some of my plants but about a half inch to an inch of stem! Worse, one of the seedlings has been dragged out of its hole, and the root ball with again, about a half inch to an inch of stem is just lying next to where I planted it! I also noticed some leaves missing from my yellow squash and zuchini plants, though ohing like this. Oddly, my sunflowers, corn, and green beans are all perfectly fine. What is going on??? How can I stop it? I’m down to about 8 plants from nearly 20… :(

Garden May 7, 2014 at 7:57 am

Need recommend for someone to fix garden sprinkler system

We’re in an apartment building in Ft Greene with a large front and back garden. We have pop-up sprinkler heads but some spouts don’t produce water anymore (even with the heads off), some are buried underground after years of collecting mud, some are clogged, etc. We need someone to give our system a good overhaul and to also replace our timer.

Any recommendations?

Garden May 1, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Fertilizer for urban trees

I’ve googled around for info on care of sidewalk planted trees. Apart from some info on tree guards and watering there is no info on feeding the trees. Growing up in North Carolina we used tree spikes (probably mostly nitrogen fertilizer) and that worked very well. I don’t know if anyone has any tips on feeding or other care. We’ve got a Honeylocust and an Oak in front of our building.

Garden April 30, 2014 at 10:33 am

Brick wall in garden?

Hi there – wondering if anyone knows the city regulations on brick walls in rear gardens? i’d like to build a brick wall at the rear of my property to replace the existing ugly chain link but not sure if that’s legal. does anyone else out there have brick walls in their gardens, and if so – any issues from the city? thanks.

Garden April 25, 2014 at 10:58 am

Anyone need hay?

I know, odd question. We just seeded our yard and got a bale of hay to put down on the seed. Since our yard is rather small, we have approximately a half bale left. Before I compost it, thought I’d check to see if anyone else is doing the same kind of thing and would like it. We’re in Greenwood Heights – if you’re interested, email me – gmail, littsarah.

Garden April 24, 2014 at 4:45 pm

still trying to figure out retaining wall….

We live towards the top of a hill in a hilly part of Windsor Terrace, and we can see that the retaining wall that keeps our yard from rolling down the hill is in pretty bad shape. I’ve looked in the forums, and I’m not seeing anything about this kind of work– Brooklyn is not that hilly, I guess– but if you’ve had a retaining wall repaired or built by someone you’d recommend, please pass along their name. If you even have an idea of the kind of person I’d be looking for (a mason? a general contractor?), that would help me out, too. All advice is appreciated. Thanks!

Garden April 16, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Electric lawnmower for sale

Brand new, still in box. (I ordered it last year and then got given one by a neighbor.) Cost $149. Asking $100.
A friend has the same model and it works great.
Please email sosorted at gmail dot com

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Garden April 16, 2014 at 2:37 pm

What's the best plants for an indoor garden?

I have been thinking about starting a garden inside for a bit now. I was wondering though, what would be the best plants, as in vegetables or herbs, that a first timer like myself would start with? Any tips would be helpful.

Garden April 11, 2014 at 10:07 pm

Where to buy interlocking pavers

Does anyone know where I can buy these interlocking pavers?
They are not available at Lowes or Home Depot.

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