Comments for LandscapeAdvisor http://www.landscapeadvisor.com Grow your landscape business and reputation with great work Sat, 14 Oct 2017 12:28:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.19 Comment on Belgian Block Curbing – Still Installed The Old Way by Roger http://www.landscapeadvisor.com/belgian-block-curbing-still-installed-the-old-way/comment-page-1/#comment-455917 Sat, 14 Oct 2017 12:28:41 +0000 http://www.landscapeadvisor.com/2008/07/15/belgian-block-curbing-still-done-the-old-way/#comment-455917 Judy,
I’m presuming the existing belgian block border is sitting on a good base of concrete so it has integrity and does not move. With that, you should be OK to build the two new rows on top.

It’s good you’re using 4×4″ block rather than larger blocks. Here I’m presuming you’re laying them horizontal.

You could plaster the backside with mortar, but I don’t think it will contribute much to strength and support. Hopefully this border is not located where cars or other heavy things could bump into it. If it’s just to retain soil and occasionally be stepped on, that should not be a problem.

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Comment on Belgian Block Curbing – Still Installed The Old Way by Judy http://www.landscapeadvisor.com/belgian-block-curbing-still-installed-the-old-way/comment-page-1/#comment-455837 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:44:14 +0000 http://www.landscapeadvisor.com/2008/07/15/belgian-block-curbing-still-done-the-old-way/#comment-455837 Hello, I have a single line of belgian block at the perimeter of my tree well at the sidewalk. The tree was planted too high by the city and I plan to lay 2 new rows of belgian block over the existing so that the exposed root ball can be covered with soil. Any tricks to building a curb higher? Do i need to back the inside face of the belgian block ‘low wall’ with the cement mortar mix? Or troweling on the horizontal and vertical joints sufficient? Blocks are 4x4x8. Thank you.

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Comment on Blue Holly – Tough & Beautiful by Roger http://www.landscapeadvisor.com/blue-holly-tough-beautiful/comment-page-2/#comment-455736 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:53:19 +0000 http://www.landscapeadvisor.com/?p=4083#comment-455736 Hazel,
The blue holly varieties mature too large for the limited space you have.

You might want to take a look at ‘Dragon Lady’ Holly. It does get tall, but stays rather narrow (4-6′ wide).

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Comment on Blue Holly – Tough & Beautiful by Hazel j Losli http://www.landscapeadvisor.com/blue-holly-tough-beautiful/comment-page-2/#comment-455668 Mon, 09 Oct 2017 14:58:47 +0000 http://www.landscapeadvisor.com/?p=4083#comment-455668 I have a space 36 ” wide and 12′ long in front of a picket fence. I’m thinking of planting a blue holly in the midst of peonies, sages knock out roses and iris. Is there a small type of blue holly that would work?

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Comment on Blue Holly – Tough & Beautiful by Roger http://www.landscapeadvisor.com/blue-holly-tough-beautiful/comment-page-2/#comment-455515 Sun, 08 Oct 2017 13:55:20 +0000 http://www.landscapeadvisor.com/?p=4083#comment-455515 Eric,
Blue Maid and Blue Princess are very similar in almost every respect. I have read that Blue Princess could be considered hardier, but it’s negligible.

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Comment on Canker – What It Is And What To Do About It by Roger http://www.landscapeadvisor.com/canker-what-it-is-and-what-to-do-about-it/comment-page-1/#comment-455304 Sat, 07 Oct 2017 12:45:35 +0000 http://www.landscapeadvisor.com/?p=5566#comment-455304 Jane,
It’s good you’re aware of the wound on the maple. But it would be difficult for me to give advice on this. A licensed arborist or plant health care person in your area would be better qualified. They can look at the plant’s condition, observe the surroundings and ask you questions about the plant and its past.

You could call a “professional” tree service in your area to see if they have a licensed arborist on staff. You could also ask at a reputable nursery or garden center if they could recommend someone. Sorry I can’t be more helpful. :-)

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Comment on Blue Holly – Tough & Beautiful by Eric Morse http://www.landscapeadvisor.com/blue-holly-tough-beautiful/comment-page-2/#comment-455158 Fri, 06 Oct 2017 15:13:17 +0000 http://www.landscapeadvisor.com/?p=4083#comment-455158 What is the difference in the blue maid and blue princess varieties?

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Comment on Canker – What It Is And What To Do About It by Jane http://www.landscapeadvisor.com/canker-what-it-is-and-what-to-do-about-it/comment-page-1/#comment-455128 Fri, 06 Oct 2017 07:14:25 +0000 http://www.landscapeadvisor.com/?p=5566#comment-455128 Hi,
My Japanese Maple has callused exactly like the tree in the picture above, from what I believe now removal of a major branch a few years back without proper handling of the cut wound. I am very worried that we may be losing this decades-old tree. What can I do now so it does not get worse and possibly heal?

Thank you, Roger. The explanation is really helpful.

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Comment on How To Prune Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaiety and E. Gold’ by Roger http://www.landscapeadvisor.com/how-to-prune-euonymus-emerald-gaiety-and-gold/comment-page-2/#comment-455114 Fri, 06 Oct 2017 02:08:16 +0000 http://www.landscapeadvisor.com/?p=3185#comment-455114 Lauren,
These 2 shrubs are not similar. Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaiety’ and E.’Gold’ are evergreen. Shrub dogwoods are deciduous. Mature sizes differ too — shrub dogwoods getting larger.

Take a look at all the Spirea japonica varieties. Spirea japonica ‘Shirobana’ is a favorite of mine.

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Comment on How To Prune Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaiety and E. Gold’ by Lauren F http://www.landscapeadvisor.com/how-to-prune-euonymus-emerald-gaiety-and-gold/comment-page-2/#comment-455090 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 19:55:13 +0000 http://www.landscapeadvisor.com/?p=3185#comment-455090 I went looking for a dogwood shrub, but stumbled upon this one instead. Would you consider these two shrubs to be similar? I am looking for more of a “bush/shrub” look than climbing/ground cover. Thoughts?

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