From the category archives:

Problems and Solutions

Rotten Tomatoes and Yellow Leaves.

July 10, 2011

So why do my tomato leaves turn yellow and why are my tomatoes rotting before they are ripe? Vegetable season is in high gear and fruit is beginning to ripen. This is the time when I start to get all the questions.  Why do my zucchini drop off? Why won’t my melon set fruit?  What [...]

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Do You Need to Know How to Fertilize your Grass?

March 22, 2011

Do you want a green lawn? Excerpt from my ebook Growing Great Lawns One of the most important factors in growing a great looking lawn is how much and how often to feed it.  The fertilizer companies have every one convinced that it takes a rocket scientist to figure this out.  I’m here to tell [...]

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Poison plants that can kill your dog (or cat) or can at least make them very sick.

November 19, 2010

It’s that time of year again when many gardeners are planting bulbs and tubers in anticipation of their beautiful spring blossoms. That is, at least those proactive gardeners are doing this. I tend to forget to plant my new bulbs until I see the interesting flowers in spring and then kick myself for neglecting to [...]

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Dead Grass? Here is how to fix it.

November 4, 2010

Need Help Repairing Your Grass? Here is an excerpt from my eBook GROWING GREAT LAWNS One of the most popular posts here is one I wrote called, “Is dog pee killing your grass? Here are some solutions.” That’s a pretty common question for people with dogs but there are lots of reasons why you may [...]

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Problems with Orchids?

October 26, 2010

They’re really NOT THAT DIFFICULT ( If you are only looking for Orchid plants or supplies click HERE ) When I’m at my home in South Florida one of my favorite things to do on the weekend is to stroll through the farmers market.  Besides all the delicious foods and collections of crafts, there are [...]

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Here is the best way to kill Poison Ivy and Poison Oak

March 28, 2010

One of the most popular posts on greensideupblog is on how to rid your garden of pesky poison oak and poison ivy. Spring is the second best time of the year to attack this nuisance. Fall being the recommended time because the plants are focusing on storing up for the winter and will suck the [...]

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How to Trim Roses

February 8, 2010

My Tips for Trimming Roses Excerpt from my eBook HOW TO PRUNE ROSES  available at Rainforth Home and Garden HERE It’s that time of year again in the rose world when gardeners are cleaning their tools off, sharpening their shears, and waiting for a break in the weather so they can get out and begin [...]

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Need a solution for why my tomatoes crack and split?

June 19, 2008

How to keep your tomatoes from cracking and splitting Excerpt from my eBook GROWING JUICY DELICIOUS TOMATOES available at Rainforth Home and Garden. IF YOU HAVE LARGE ROTTEN SPOTS ON YOUR TOMATOES SEE THIS POST HERE Welcome! Thanks for stopping my little website.  Hopefully you’ll find some useful advice here. Hopefully will be your [...]

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Is dog pee killing your grass? Here are some solutions.

June 5, 2008

A problem I am asked for advice on regularly is how to stop my dog’s urine (or the neighbors’ dogs’ urine!) from killing my grass. Here is an Excerpt from my newest eBook on GROWING GREAT LAWNS available HERE at Rainforth Home and Garden. For my post on repairing lawn click (here)   If you [...]

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Having trouble growing grass in the shade?

May 21, 2008

Excerpt from my eBook GROWING GREAT LAWNS. Available here at Rainforth Home and Garden. What follows is a basic guide to growing and maintaining a successful grassy lawn in shady areas.  I’m going to be blunt in telling you that shade and grassy lawns do not sit well together.  The combination of deep shade and [...]

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