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Here is an area where folks can discuss their ideas, problems and suggestions on creating the perfect landscaping for their log home.

Members: 30
Latest Activity: Feb 5, 2012

Experts and beginners welcomed... and don't forget to add photos of what you've accomplished so far, or areas on your property where you'd appreciate some suggestions from others.

Some of the things you might consider exploring here are when and how to plant spring-blooming bulbs before the ground freezes; how to share cuttings from your favorite flowers; how to create a perfectly relaxing area with a bench feature deep in the woods where you go for long walks, how to draw or repel birds and four-leggeds and insects from your efforts; and whether your herb garden should be near or seperate from your vegetable and flower gardens.

Enjoy!

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Comment by Glenn V on February 5, 2010 at 10:50am
We love taking the drive down to our property like you do. We drive past 4 log homes on the way. Its relaxing to walk around and discover new trees and animals. I can't wait till it warms up. I enjoy mushroom hunting on it and have found a couple of patches. I piled some rocks across our creek and have a nice park bench to put beside it after the spring floods are done. The rocks make a great little water fall and makes the creek "babble". I plan on planting some raspberry vines this spring. So far the deer have left the fruit trees alone, but I did cage them and also sprayed them once in a while with deer away.
Comment by Gail & Robert on January 31, 2010 at 7:48pm
We've done some chainsaw work to clear a driveway, and have plenty of that still to do when the weather dries up some. We've staked out where we want the house and garage (which will be built first for temporary living space). We just got home from driving down to the property this afternoon. Looked to be a little more ice than Tulsa got, and there's about 5"-6" of snow still on the ground, but didn't see any new limbs down. I'm wanting to put out a few fruit trees and some wine grapes later, but nowhere near ready for that yet.
-Robert
Comment by Glenn V on January 31, 2010 at 7:35pm
Thanks Gail & Robert. I did that and got a few ideas after I posted here. I haven't ever pruned fruit trees before and feel like a doctor doing his first surgery. lol. I wanted to do it right the first time. I planted 5 fruit trees this last year and 5 trees the year before. Have you done anything at your property yet? How did you weather this last ice / snow storm? I think Ok City got about an inch of ice. We missed it up here in that everything went south of us.
Comment by Gail & Robert on January 31, 2010 at 3:15pm
Glenn, it is time to prune the trees. Do a Google search for the proper way to prune so as to strengthen and shape the trees.
Comment by Glenn V on January 31, 2010 at 12:37pm
I believe I am supposed to prune several new cherry and apple trees I planted this last spring while they are still dormant. They range from about 4 to 5 1/2 feet tall. Some are dwarf and some are semi dwarf. Any suggestions?
Comment by Dave Carter on June 2, 2009 at 4:21pm
spectracide termite and caroenter ant killer works good. Inject some borate solution in the bug holes as well or any where you can get past the cambium layer of the tree.

good luck!
Comment by Greg Beck on June 1, 2009 at 11:20pm
I have those big nasty carpenter ants on one of my best trees, any tips on how to ruin their party ? wanted to hear it from someone besides Lowe's or the Depot, Thanks
Comment by Dave Carter on May 20, 2009 at 10:05pm
What is this?? I found this growing at about 3000 feet elevation near maggie valley. It was in and around oaks, may apples, etc... Any help would be great!!

Comment by Michael John Estergren, Sr. on May 20, 2009 at 3:08pm
Hello all. New to the goup. I am Mike Estergren,Sr and my girlfriend Susan Wickliff.
Comment by Dave Carter on April 5, 2009 at 10:37pm
Thanks Glenn! I am sure our forestry service and UT work together in one form or fashion. Speaking of fashion, coach pearl and ORANGE, wow!! I wonder what Pearl and Self would wear if we played each other??

Best regards,
Dave
 

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