Cloey McCollom

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diatomaceous earth in the holes might work too - and the garden dirt might benefit from the nutrients in the DE ( the stuff that is like flour not the granules)
4 years ago
https://indianaberry.com/info_kiwi_variety.php - plants should be 10 Ft apart and a 6 inch ridge can be made for soils that consist of clay
Be careful and research the plants you have before turning livestock out on it - sorry I don't want to offend anyone but I understand especially lupine is highly toxic to livestock.
4 years ago
I don't know how much time/work you want to put into this - but - I have had success by cutting the plants back to the ground with a weed eater during the hot/ dry part of the summer. Do this when the plant gets to the stage of producing seed cut it back just before seeds are "ripe" . most perennial weeds cycle from year to year by the seeds and not the root system so if it is cut back to the dirt while it is hot/dry it will - sometimes - dry the roots out too. Its mainly about timing it right to prevent the seeds from shedding - maybe I'm wrong but when a plant is cut back before it has a chance to seed they usually just develop more branches but if it is allowed to run its cycle, then it is done with its growth for the year - that's why I wait until it has had a chance to develope seed . it took me 2 yrs to remove weeds from our pasture by using this method - I don't know about these specific plants and how they recycle from year to year but it might be something to check into
4 years ago
When we give it we put a small amount of anything for a treat in a bowl - usually a pinch of shredded cheese, add the DE to it then mix some water in to make it creamy - since it has no flavor they don't notice and its easy to trick them -by using a small amount of treat for this I know they eat it all and with it being creamy I feel like it gets in their teeth to help clean them too ( their breath is better since doing this also )
Our dogs are approx. 60 and 80 lbs. and get a heaping tablespoon daily - I keep an eye on their poo to make sure it doesn't get to hard - so far they do fine with that amount - your dog will get large, but I would guess if you do this daily now as it is "smaller" it should all ready be in its system and could be maintained with a tablespoon when it is huge - for adult humans it doesn't give weight/dosage , I don't weigh as much as my hubby but we take the same amount ( 3 tablespoons) - you will know if it is to much because it will cause constipation
4 years ago
I apologize for that, your right - I tend to call parasites worms

PS
Thank you for adopting a rescued dog !
4 years ago
try a search " diatomaceous earth and hip dysplasia " I have 2 old dogs with knee hip and joint issues - the silica/minerals in DE is supposed to support the bone, cartlidge and over all joints and muscle - search for silica benefits ... after 5 weeks on this stuff our dogs ( 1 is 13yrs and the other is 10ish yrs old) move and run easier - no more struggling to sit or lay down either - also check into detox symptoms they will be detoxing and act like they don't feel real good and the stools might get soft or runny for about a week or 2 - make sure it is a good quality food grade white powder that has no chemical additives
4 years ago
My dad swears by using those little windmills that have the wire to stick in the ground keeps them away - I guess they feel the vibration or something - if they are away from the garden then I usually just let them be and assume its just natural irrigation for the ground - idk
4 years ago
I heard it helps to decide where to place/build a house, to pitch a tent and camp where you might want to place the house, that way you can see your surroundings as the sun comes up and goes down etc. etc. and get a better idea of the surroundings - in the past while trying to decide which trees etc. to plant on our property I contacted our local conservation who walked the property with us and gave us advise about what would be/do best in our dirt etc. they did this free of charge and seemed delighted to have someone willing to help the environment. And personally I like to use berry bushes to block unwanted views.

Ps - remember the north winds and summer sunlight when placing doors and windows - think about this when placing animal housing also
4 years ago
We don't have a pond either - but I have toads . I have a large mostly shaded area that is thickly planted with irises, lilies and periwinkle . I don't treat it with any type of fertilizers or insecticides ( not even DE - although known to be "the safe insecticide" it will dry the skin of turtles and frogs ) no sooner than I realized I had a grub problem and was trying to figure out how to treat it without hurting my turtle ( a wild box turtle that I feed table scraps to, sorta neat he can be across the yard and comes running for food) I had toads move in - now that I know they are there I keep the area they are staying in moist - I spray it down daily with the hose - I also have a hummingbird feeder above it so when the sugar water drips it will attract ants to help provide a food supply
4 years ago