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Can i heal this dying cactus?

The house I live in was flipped and landscaped with these cactuses before we moved in. The largest one seems to be dying. It looks rotten in the center and even has some mold. I suspect the recent heavy rains and lack of good drainage. The question I have is two fold: Is it possible to fix this guy, or is he a goner? If I do replace the plant, what kind of plant is it, and how should i prevent this from happening again? Here are some pictures of the plant.
posted by jonclegg on Jun 1, 2014 - 10 answers

How to prevent or deal with grass allergies

I stopped weeding the yard a few years ago because my grass allergies are pretty bad. Even when I've covered my skin with gloves, jeans, and covered shoes I've gotten so itchy that I couldn't sleep at night. Bt the weeds come fast and furious in our yard and my husband has a hard time pulling them all, even though he uses Roundup to help keep them at bay. So I'd like to help if I can, and am wondering if there are effective ways to protect my skin to minimize allergic reactions. OTC itch medicines haven't made much of a difference for me.
posted by lirael2008 on Jul 9, 2013 - 14 answers

Outdoor lights got wet -- now what?

I have these strings of tiki lights in my backyard and they got wet! [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on May 26, 2013 - 3 answers

Homescaping Query

What's a good bush to plant next to the front door? This is in coastal Massachusetts. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Apr 28, 2013 - 17 answers

Need more slate

Where to buy/acquire pieces of slate in Manhattan NYC? [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Jun 24, 2012 - 2 answers

Can I water my lawn this way?

A question about the lifting capacity of sponges, gravity, pvc tubing and whether my lawn can be irrigated. [more inside]
posted by otto42 on May 23, 2012 - 9 answers

I want windowboxes without water damage

Is there a way to attach window boxes to a third story condo without creating a vector for water to get under the siding? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Apr 22, 2010 - 2 answers

Amateur gardener with limited time needs help with the front garden.

Calling the green-thumbed: My front garden is a mess, and I suck at making things grow. Plz halp. [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on Mar 11, 2010 - 7 answers

What to do with a giant back yard?

What should I do with a (relatively) giant back yard? [more inside]
posted by zompus on Oct 13, 2009 - 21 answers

How to remove ornamental grasses?

I'm being offered $100 to remove "Ornamental Grasses", any experience with the removal of plants would be greatly appreciated. I need the money, badly, I just have never done this kind of work before. [more inside]
posted by guptaxpn on Sep 9, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me fertilize for the first time

I just bought a brand new house in mid-May. I've never owned a home before and I'm new to yard keeping. The entire yard was sodded in May. Recently my builder mentioned following Scott's four step process. I'm located in the midwest. Can you explain what Scott's four step process is? Can you also point me to a link (preferably on Lowes.com) for exactly which fertilizer I should buy to use this week? Any other tips to help a newbie? Thank you!!
posted by gocubbies on Jul 30, 2009 - 8 answers

Shade-tolerant plant that will prevent bank erosion?

Looking for a shade-tolerant plant that will prevent bank erosion that I can grow in North Carolina's triangle region. [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on Nov 5, 2008 - 3 answers

Swamp thing/you make my heart sing

Home Drainage Filter: What can I do about a corner of my yard that develops standing water for ~36 hours after a good rain? [more inside]
posted by hecho de la basura on Apr 7, 2008 - 14 answers

ideas for a big planter box?

What should I do with this giant brick planter box that fronts my house? [more inside]
posted by peep on Apr 4, 2008 - 13 answers

Bugs - OUT!

Anyone have a good recommendation for a manufacturer of screen doors? [more inside]
posted by lilboo on Mar 20, 2008 - 3 answers

I need some help constructing a shadecloth/tarp type thing for the backyard.

I need some help constructing a shadecloth/tarp type thing for the backyard. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Jun 29, 2006 - 10 answers

What to do about a leaky pool fillter?

How can I fix a leaking above-ground pool filter (with epoxy or something)? Should I try or will this mess it up further? [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on Aug 3, 2005 - 3 answers

Where can I find help maintaining some landscaping?

I find myself responsible for a semi-large, quite varied chunk of landscaping. Shrubs, flowers, trees, you name it. I don't have a clue what I'm doing. Where can I find help? [more inside]
posted by pornucopia on Jul 21, 2005 - 9 answers

How do I dissolve doggie do-do?

The last bit of snow is finally melting in my backyard (yes, I live in Canada) to reveal a pile of dog shit, courtesy of my young black lab. Any ideas on how to melt that too? Any substances (preferably non-toxic) that I could spread on the lawn to speed up the process?
posted by thejimp on Apr 30, 2005 - 14 answers

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