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Don Kinzler also answers questions about pear trees that can produce fruit in the region and when to dig up onions.
Gardening columnist Don Kinzler addresses how to remove trunk suckers or basal suckers, and also answers questions about reworking a perennial flower bed and mulching around a tree.
Gardening columnist Don Kinzler offers advice on a squash vine infestation, as well as how to kill creeping Charlie in lawns and ways to prevent green areas on potatoes.
Gardening columnist Don Kinzler says it's about the most common question he receives: why maple trees are doing poorly in some landscapes. Often, iron chlorosis is to blame.

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A new, pollinator-friendly garden was installed on the lawn of Holy Rosary Catholic School this summer, to serve as an outdoor classroom space as well as provide some produce for the school and safe habitat for the area's pollinators (birds and bees).
The past two years, as the number of coyotes in our neighborhood has decreased, there has been a commensurate increase in the rabbits.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler answers questions about a damaged chokecherry tree, as well as how to control the common weed purslane and if it makes sense to fertilize yards right now.
"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler says most remedies for tomato troubles are best as preventative steps rather than trying to fix current problems.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler replies to a reader concerned his cottonwood is dying prematurely.
For better emergence, Don Kinzler recommends applying a light layer of moistened peatmoss or compost over the row your row of carrots. Old timers often laid a board over the row and removed as soon as the tiny seedlings broke the soil surface.

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"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler gives advice on a linden tree, as well as what to do about tree suckers sprouting in lawns.
Don Kinzler says weeding is just one of the many projects to take on outside this time of year.
"The cool, dreary May meant that we kept pushing back our planting until it was a good week or two past the point we would have liked to have seeds and plants in the ground. But the weather warmed up, and we certainly haven't been dealing with drought."

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