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It's the classic gardens and Landscape show. I'm the halm ready and when you
want show up plants and grass togrow two percent Chris christ and Chrisno,
Chris knows in, Chris knows in, Chris knows it. Chris knows in,

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Chris knows it, Chris knows in. Sure, Chris knows in.
Chris knows it. And now you'rea host. Chris Joiner and Chris Keith.
Good morning, Welcome to the classof Gardens and Landscape show. I'm
Chris Keith. I am Chris thehot man Joiner man like heat. You're

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in for a tree? Yes,sir, Uh, it's summertime now baby.
Well you know the first actual dayof summer's next week. Yeah,
you know what's coming in like aline. Yeah, that's it is here.
And uh, if you ain't watering, your yard's got round spots in
it right now. Yeah, I'lltell you that right now. Listen.
We uh this is a classic gardensand landscape show. If you have an't

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gardening questions you want to ask ChrisKeith for myself, you can give us
a call four three nine nine threeseven two. Chris, I'm excited,
but we will be happy to answerall these questions for you. So so
all right, so I've talked aboutmy huge embarrassing failure with my corn yep
this springp Well, you know,we did some modifications to the garden.

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You know, I screwed up,and I you know, I'm I'm good
about go big or go home kindof thing. And I sent ten yards
of chicken litter right off in anew garden and I should have just left
it alone. And uh and man, I turned that didn't turn it under
as good as I needed to.I was rushing just you know, we're

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working nine and nothing. You're probablyracing. I got it well, I
got in one evening, you know, and it was I'd already telled thing
up two or three times, anda dirt really just didn't look like I
wanted to look. But you know, it's you come in at five o'clock
in the evenings and you're trying toget everything done. You leave it out
every morning at seven o'clock, andit's like man, ten hour days.

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And I raced in there, youknow, and I tilled that thing and
it just didn't look right. AndI slung the seed to it anyway,
and I had like, out offifteen rows, I had about eight sprigs
of corn come up. And soyesterday, so it's been an ongoing pricesss
the last three or four weeks.Run through it with a run through it

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with a gosh with a tiller.Well no, I went in there and
with a turning plow and turned thatblack chicken litter deep, you know,
and brought red dirt up into it, and then did that two or three
times. Dad came down there andhelped me, and then next step took

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a disk and went through it twoor three times. And in this whole
process we're letting everything dry up becauseit just would not get dry. And
uh, yesterday I took that littlemachine to the house with a tiller head
on it, and Buddy, Iturned at the powder. I mean you're
like, I'm good now, Isaid, mission accomplished. Now. So

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I got nine rows in the ground. I'm gonna put another probably five six
rows in the ground this evening andget this garden going. We'll see late.
So but way you look at itlike you've got some corn already growing,
so you'll have a first crop andthen you've kind of in a way
by mistake staged it, so you'llprobably have you'll be picking corn in October.

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Every everybody that I know has gotcorn that they're on the verge of
picking. So I can have someof theirs, and then about six weeks
when they need some, I'll haveyour return to favor. So in hindsight,
it actually worked out pretty weird.All right. I sure would like
to be in eating some squash.But hey, old buddy Squirrely, he's
been hooking me up. Yeah,yep, I got my cucumbers are coming

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on strong. That's got crook.Next squash, I don't know, a
couple of inches long. So youknow, it's amazing how fast like a
cucumber and a squash will grow.And you'll go, you'll go out there
and that that cucumber will be twoinches long, and then it's like you
blink your eye and it's like,oh man, I got it. I
need to pick this thing real quickbefore it turns just a big old unk

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of seeds. Basically. Yeah,but yeah, everybody's garden is starting to
come in now. I know mydad I gave he came down there when
I put that pile of stuff andin the garden and jacked him a couple
of buckets up it and put itin. And he's got a concoction up
there at his house that he's justkeeps mixing no organic material and all kinds
of stuff in And he put acouple of buckets and my chicken potion in

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there, yep. And uh,he put in in his garden. He's
he does planter boxes and you neversee anybody grow more crap in just just
some eight by eight boxes. Butman, they put up like twenty five
quarts of peas and like, youknow, the whole freezer full of squashed
and man, they've been canning collars. He planted some collar seed back god,

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I guess good luck sometimes sometime lastfall, and they didn't do worth
a crap, and then all ofa sudden this spring, it was just
like they went bonkers with all therain and all that stuff he may have
slung and that was about the timehe slung some of the chicken potion to

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it or whatever. But man,they went freaking nuts. And they've been
picking collars and uh and canning themand uh, man, my parents do
a lot of cann and they Imean, you go in their house and
they got just shelves on the walllike that shiff behind you there, and
they're all over the walls and it'snothing but uh a fresh soup stock and

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peas and green beans and just allthat stuff. Good good food. Are
you looking there? Oh yeah,yeah. And you go there and you
want some to eat, you justgrab a jo, you go grocery shopping,
you go right it right up thehill. Sour craut. O,
man, that's what I'm talking about. You know, none of my family
like sour crap. I love it. I grew I grew up eating it.
My mama is so good. Iain't lying. I could make I

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can make me four hot dogs andeat the whole jar. Oh man,
well, my my my oldest daughter. I was hollering at her. See,
uh see where it's soccer season isdone. But it's but you,
I mean, you grew up withgirls playing softball. It's salt softball season.
It's never it's it's never over,it seems like. So there's a

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they call it a three v threetournament, So they do those during the
off season, and her and acouple of her teammates wanted to I wanted
to play in this. Uh they'reheading down to two eighty. They got
like a game at nine thirty,a game at ten thirty, a game
at eleven thirty. And these arejust real short, quick games. I
think they were only like twenty fiveminutes. Yeah, and that's all you

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need on day. That's all youneed on day like that. And then
I think depending on how they placeyou go to, you know, then
they have the playoff brackets. Andit's a good group of parents and a
good group of girls that are goingdown there to play. This past weekend,
Chris Keith, I kind of gota break from the heat. I
pulled a Chris Keith and Teresa gobdipped out a trip. You know.
Was it actually cooler up there?It was? Yeah. So we left

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here Thursday night, and originally wewere gonna go we were just gonna go
up to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky andjust spend the weekend up there. But
I was like, you know what, I've already taken Friday off, so
let's let's look at this real quick. And so this was Wednesday night that
we were kind of planning stuff andbooking a couple of hotels. We left
from here Thursday night and drove upto. It's basically on this on the

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Ohio Kentucky, Ohio line. There'sa there's a attraction up there called the
Arc, the Arc Encounter, andthey basically have built like a recreation of
Noah's Ark, and you know,you walk through it and they have it
set up to where you know,it kind of shows you an explanation of
you know, how they how theyyou know, carried down on, how
they carried the animals, how theygrew their food, you know, how

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they had blacksmiths and all this kindof stuff. It was a really really
really really neat thing. But weso we left Thursday night, stayed at
a hotel literally right there at theArc, got there about one o'clock Friday
morning. It was just one ofthose trips. It took forever. No
you know, went to the CincinnatiZoo on Friday. So that place,

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Chris Keith, if you ever getup there, it's I think it's the
second oldest zoo in the US.But the zoo and the botanical gardens are
one and the same. So justimagine, you know, down in Birmingham
they take the two and they combinethem. And I'm going to tell you
what, Chris Keith, if theyif there is a perennial that has ever
grown, it was at the CincinnatiZoo. And I mean I mean the

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the all the pathways and all theexhibits and everything they were. I mean
it was just completely filled up withjust well manicured, well maintained, you
know, perennial shrubs and had annualbeds everywhere. Sit was a really really
pretty place. We spent six hoursthere. If that says anything, you
know what I mean. It wasan all day affair. So did that

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Friday. Then Saturday we woke up, we did went to that arc and
counter went through it. It wasreally cool, but it was crimus.
I'm gonna go ahead and tell youit was crowded when we went. Of
course, it was you know,basically the weekend after Memorial Day, so
I think everybody and their brother waswas up there. Got through with it,
and then from there we left Saturdayaround noonish and drove through the backwoods

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of Kentucky. You know what I'msaying, Like when I hit when I
find my GPS, it's a youcan either take the interstate route or you
can take throughout. That's an hourlonger, but you see it, it
meanders through all the back roads.Well, on the way, on the
way through there, I was like, you know what, there's I've always
heard about this Kentucky Bourbon Trail.You know, all the big all the
big distilleries are up there. Andso I went to, uh, we

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went to the Maker's Mark Distillery.And it's a gorgeous drive. I mean
you're driving through all this, youknow, all this fiscue, you know,
farmland with you know, all thebig horse ranches and everything. So
I went to the Maker's Mark distillerdistillery and you know that's the one the
bourbon bottle where they dip it inthe wax and they turn it up in

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the wax strips down the bottle.With their gift shop, they have a
station station set up where you canbuy a bottle of bourbon and you get
to dip your own bottle. SoI bought my own bottle, you know,
dipped it in the wax. LotIt cool. You know, Sarah's
taking pictures the whole time. Butthe property up there is just I mean
it's phenomenal. You know, Iforget how many generations you know it is,

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but it's just a gorgeous property.Well that's different too. When we
went to Louisville back five or sixyears ago or whatever, you know,
I mean, they're like they're doingconstruction work on the highway and they're like
pushing everything up in the meeting andburning it. Yeah, like this wouldn't
fly in Alabama. But from fromthe so then the Maker's Mark Distillery.

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We left there probably about three orfour and then it was like an hour
drive to a place called Cave City, which is obviously where Mammoth Cave is.
And woke up Sunday and did thatand uh, Mammoth Cave. We
just did a short tour and itwas like fifty four degrees in the cave.
Oh it felt it felt awesome,man, But that was that was
real neat doing that. And thenuh hit the road came through Nashville.

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I said, Sarah, find mea little local spot. Let's grab some
lunch on the way home. Sowe found a little local spot in Nashville
and then we got home at likeeight. Well, well we're racing the
rain, right, so we're everything. Phones are ding ding ding ding.
You know, alert's going off becausethere's a severe thunderstorm coming. To Springville.
So we get home at eight,I jump in the back of the

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truck. I tell the girls.I was like, y'all stand at the
back of the truck. I'm gonnastart heave hoing bags and stuff, and
y'all just throw it in the garagebefore this rain comes. Storm hits about
eight ten, power goes off andit was off till like eleven o'clock.
Wow, and uh so broke thecandles out and I just sat around relaxed
and talked. But it was agood It was a good trip. GOODU.

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Yeah. So Cincinnati Zoo and theArc Encounter, if you've never been
there and you're up you're up innorthern Kentucky, that's uh definitely definitely worth
seeing. Yes, sir, wellChris, it's time for a break.
Let's go ahead and do that.Our number if y'all want to give us
a call here on the radio show, it's two O five four three nine
nine three seven too. If youwant to call the garden center, we're
not open on Saturdays, but youcome in Monday through Friday eight to five.

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you need a patio or irrigation,any of that stuff. You call us
eight five four four thousand and five. Yeah, I mean it's going wide
open now. You know. Obviouslyme and the guys we slowed down a
little bit and when it gets hothot like this, because man, it's

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just it's brutal on our three oldfarts knocking it out best we can,
you know. But y'all call usif you need landscaping and all we're you
know, between I think the threeof us we've probably got about seventy five
or eighty years experience. Man.That just means y'all can work more efficiently,
That's how I see it. Yeah, we get it done. But

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uh yeah, y'all call us eightfive four four thousand and five. We'll
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Call Josh Fallon at Blunt County Tractorin Aniana today six two five,
five, three eight one and tellthem that Mike sent you per coloon per
colone. How you need some,Yes, you need some pertolone pert alone.
Yes you need some fertilo. AndI tell you what right now you
need some lawn food plus iron.Then that grass is the temperature right now

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is so bomby the grass man itit. And you give that stuff a
shot along food plus iron, youwill make it come on. Yes,
sir, we're in peak growing seasonfor grass. You know, I wish
it could be. I wish peakgrowing season for grass could be in like
April when everything, all the springflowers and everything are blooming. But that
just ain't how it works. Whenit's when your air conditioners running at one

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am, you know, your grassis loving it, and it's hot and
it's humid, and the grass aregrowing like crazy right now. So that's
what that's the last couple of days, we've been starting to get phone calls.
You know, hey, I'm noticingsome like some gray and some black
and some brown areas in my yard. And the first thing we ask them

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is have you turned on you irrigationsystem yet? Or are you watering?
And some people are like, aha, probably would be a pretty good idea.
So that's i mean, really movingmoving forward. The name of the
game is for grass. It's gonnabe water and it's gonna be mowing.
I mean, you got to yougotta stay on top of both of those.
So if you have not turned onyour irrigation system, you're your way

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behind the game. There's a lotof people turning on this irrigation system.
We hate doing repayers. I meanwe just we don't push it. We
don't do anything. It's just ait can be a nightmare. You know,
not gonna pull off nine I've gotpeople in light. This totally makes
sense to you. If you needwork done, I'm not gonna pull off
of a nice landscaping job to godo you know fifteen hundred dollars worth of

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repairs in a day and crawl allover the ground. Jewish, we hate
doing repairs, and I know Ihear you talk about all the jankie repairs
that have been done previously. You'refixing somebody else's laziness because they didn't do
it right. And it's like tearing. It's like remodeling a house. When
you fix, you go to fixone thing, and when you start tearing

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into the wall, you notice thatthis is wrong, and then this is
wrong, and then this is wrong. So like you just about have to
be my cousin or my go doa repairer for you. I mean,
it's that bad. Yeah, butwe were doing we had one to do
yesterday. Prime example, y'all wentout there and replaced a bunch of valves
at his house. And uh,let's let me let me hold that thought

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for just a second. Let's getHarold. I know he's been on whole
Good morning, Harold. How youhey, guys. I'm doing well.
I'm loving hearing the story about cheapirrigation systems. It also reminds me if
people are going to go out andbuy cheap outdoor furniture, they're always gonna
be dealing with it. Yeh yeah, yep, you know about that.
Will just go buy some summer classicsquality furniture, and you don't have to

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deal with it. That's right,okay, guys, Good morning, Happy
Father's Day. Chris Joarner. GotSadie sitting right next to me. She
tells the wish you a happy father. Oh thank you. Well, my
Sadie was sitting down here with meearlier. Look she's she's a two legged
five year old. Mine, mine'sa four legged twelve year old. Got

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a got a friend that wants topropagate a camellia bush. I think he's
listing. Can you kind of walkhim through that process? And is this
the right time to do ever?Can you do it anytime? You probably
would have been better if you're stillflushing some really nice new green growth,
you could probably do it. Youget the new growth that's up on the

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tip. You want to make sureyou got five or six leaves, you
know on that Really the more tenderand green that new growth is the better.
Okay, But you want to getsome root tone, and you probably
want to make about twenty five cuttingsout. At twenty five, you might
get about three to do everything,But all right, you go on there,
the bottom three or four leaves you'llpull those leaves off and that's a

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root note. It roots out ofwhere the leaf where you pull the leaf
off. And so you take youryou're cutting. After you pull your leaf
your leaves off, then you'll takeit and you put in a little water,
then you dip it in a littleroot tone, and then you put
it in some potting soil, somegood and just keep that thing moist.

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And like I say, out offifteen or twenty, you might get you
might get if you're good, youmight get ten to come up, but
or to take. But you know, you might get three, you know,
so just do them way more thanyou need and then maybe you'll have
some come off and do something.Do that all right, you get me?

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Now I missed you? Okay,When is the best time spring?
What's the best time to do that? Just when they're flushing a lot of
new tender growth out on the outsideedge of the so usually after they get
done blooming, depending on what varietyyou've got, in the early spring,
they flush a lot of new growth. A lot of times you go in
there and give them a heavy shotof fertilizer when they flush that new growth.

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Then you could do it, uh, you know, to take those
cuttings on that. You just wantthe most tender growth that is flushed out
on there. That's what you tryto root. Shame process for a climbing
rose. I've got a neighbor thathas a great climb uh climbing roads,
and I would love to try topropagate that as well. Yeah, you

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can give it a shot. Andit's the biggest thing is it's just got
to be the furthest out, newesttender lush growth on those things. Oh
that's really for just about any plantyou're gonna try to root. Good deal.
Well, I hope you guys,uh, I hope you guys have
a great Father's day. Always enjoyedthe show. And I'm gonna go out

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here and cut some grass, allright, Harold, sounds good, buddy,
have a good weekend there. GotI wait on one of you to
come and help me cut the grass. Or should I go on to start
cutting you probably you're probably waiting aminute. It's that little bit of Hey,
Harold, that little bit of grassyou cut is just a fragment of
what I've got to cut this evening. I understand, my friend. Hey

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guys, y'all have a break day. Have a good and uh, we've
got teelong the line. Good morning, Tela, how are you? Hey?
Hey, good guys. Listen.I think I must have asked the
wrong question last time, because Iwas called about crape myrtles previously, and
I thought what y'all told me wasthat those could be cut way down low,

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not necessarily just cut them to wherethe you know, all the leaves
and all the flowering parts cut down. Didn't just understand that typically we don't
even trim crape myrtles. Now,if there's a if there's a tree that
has just got out of bounds,or you know, it's just way too

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much, you can't cut them allthe way down and they will recover,
you know, over time, andeveryone come up and you'll have to find
them and you know, do allthat stuff. But typically with a crape
myrtle, we say don't prune themat all. And then, uh,
you know, if if you've gotone that's humongous, I have one in
there. You know. There wasa guy over in Pens that I used

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to do work for, and hehad some. They went around heard his
pool and they put in crape myrtles. They put in natchez crape myrtles,
and they're thirty feet tall, whileall those blooms and everything just fell in
the pool all the time. SoI'd go in there every year and just
cut them to the dirt and theywould come back to about six foot tall,
which was shorter than the privacy fence. They'd bloom and do their thing,

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but it's all the stuff didn't blowoff in the pool, and it
worked out good for them. Soyou don't like to be in that situation.
You better off digging up something likethat and you know, having it
removed and planting the proper plant there. But you know, if it's if
it's one of those things where it'smore feasible for you just whack it back

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like that and let it regrow thanyou can. There's a lot of plants
you can do that with. Okay, Well, there's several of them in
my friend's yard, and I wastelling them that I had called in,
and I thought I had understood thatthey could put them all way down,
and then one of the people said, no, you absolutely cannot. You
never cut on below just where they'reflowered. And the second thing is the

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one that was allowed to grow inmy family years ago out of state.
I had no idea they would getto the size. I went to a
family member's place that was you know, it was deserted at that point,
and I didn't see the house forthe crape myrtle. When I drove by,
I missed. I could not itwas that big. It was a

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massive, massive tree. I couldn'tbelieve it. I had no idea they
would get like that. Oh yeah, I mean if you go down into
like if you go down to themobile or like two or three weeks ago,
I was in Savannah, Georgia.We're the only in the Birmingham and
surrounding areas where the only people thatare dumb enough to cut the tops out

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of their crape myrtles everybody else andlet their crape myrtles grow and be a
tree. Where we're as a asa whole in the Birmingham area, we're
the only dumb people around. Everybodyelse lets them do their thing. You
can gry. You can buy crapemyrtles that on even get eighteen inches tall,
you know, I mean, they'vegot them that two feet tall.

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They got them that grows six feettall, They got them that grow ten
feet tall. You know, twentywhatever you want, so you just get
the right variety to start with.But I don't know. For some reason,
people like giving away money around hereto people Jack Lasy going there and
back to the topside of their crpemyrtles. But you know it's whatever.
Well, that's interesting. Well,and one of the greep thing the first

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long stuff that y'all told me about, the systemic drench. I know you
told me not to use it onfruit. I think it was fruit trees
or bushes or whatever. But itseems to me like that is a that
is a miracle product. I don'tknow why anybody would use anything else.
I cannot believe all the plants Iput that on. They're all just stunning.
Now. Some of them are bloomingplants that we never knew were even

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had blums on them ever. Butit's better than anything I've ever seen.
Yeah, some of the time there'sunderlying problems with insects and all that stuff,
and plants, uh just never performat their peak. And then you
use something like that furtilong systemic insectdrench, and man, they just really
you know, thrive because they're notyou know, retarded back by you know,

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an insect Okay, well that's amazing. I just wanted to mention that
case keeps are struggling, it's gettingsomething to grow. I would I would
suggest trying that after I'm seeing itwork. Thanks for your help, guys,
all appreciate it. Tela and Chris'stime for a break. Let's go
ahead and do that, or numberif you want to give us a call.
It's two O five four three ninenine three seven two and we'll be
right back. It's the classic Godsand Landscape Show A ready come when you

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watch up Lance and Grass to Growtwo and docent Chris christ and Chris No.
And now you're host Christ Joyner andChris Keith. Oh yeah, we're
back on the second half of theclassic guarding the Landscape Show and the boy
we have been busy, Chris,I mean we we're over at Earl Riley's.
We've done work for uh Earl Riley, God for as long as we've

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been in business. And we wereat his house the other day for about
the tenth time we've done landscaping forhim and uh so appreciate Earl. And
then uh we were at Austin Young's. Uh we've treated his yard over and
that's Barrington. Barrington Court treated hisyard for quite a while. Uh went

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down the left side house, youknow these that was one of the one
of the crappier subdivisions as far asdrainage goes that they built back pat the
time. The garden home. Reallythe garden home theme kind of came into
into liking. And uh, leftside of the house doesn't grow grass because

(29:10):
it's on the north side of thehouse. So we went in there and
put a five foot row of redrock down through there. Good, so
now it ain't mud. And uhhe had a wet spot in the backyard
and uh we we popped put inan eighteen inch catch basin right as you
go in his back gate to catchall that water it was coming off the
side over there. And then uhput in a little French drain in the

(29:33):
back. He had this one spotthat always stays muddy, and we put
a little French drain in there tocatch that water in this so hopefully even
get that thing dried up for him. And uh, it ain't got much
of a backyard anyway, I meanfront end back He probably don't have two
thousand square feet. Yeah, supersmall, but it's it's one of those
things. You probably got I don'tknow, four down spouts, two on
his house, two on the otherhouse. Yeah, coming off on that

(29:56):
left hand side, and then theway his property runs, it goes down
the hill. Yeah, and thenthey kind of and then it kind of
like cuts back into his backyard.The whole thing is probably not more than
probably not more than seventeen eighteen feetwide between the two houses. Yeah,
and you got you know, atthat at that point it's two stories,
you know. Yeah, the houseis hu monga, and so you got

(30:18):
you got thirty feet a house oneither side, you know, eighteen inches
or eighteen feet wide. So thatdoesn't get any sun at all. That's
very, very common. That's ahuge question that I get one treating yards,
you know, people and they comein most of the time when they
when they built us houses, theyput bermuda in a in an area that
gets literally zero direct sunlight. Itmight get it gets dappled or filtered sunlight

(30:42):
all day longer indirect sunlight, andso within a couple of years that bermuda
is dead. And even zoysia inmost cases in between garden homes like that
just doesn't do well. It's justnot a great environment for grass to grow.
And you know, I get aton of people saying, and you
know, I really want grass here, you know, or how can we
grass to grow? And you know, gotta do artificial turf if you want,

(31:06):
if you live, you want togrow between there. But otherwise you
just have to get creative, youknow. And and that's not that's typically
what you do is you come inwith a nice decorative gravel you like y'all
did at Austin's house, or youjust simply you know, turn it into
a natural area and do shade lovingplants and and and you know, make
it pretty. I really like that. I really like that red rock.

(31:27):
It's got a lot of fines init, and uh man, it'll set
up like concrete and uh, youknow, no maintenance on it. It's
just a it's it's a little priceyou're putting it in to us begin with,
because it's a little high by theyard. But man, once you
get it there with it, youknow, I've I've used that underneath my

(31:48):
deck at both houses, you know, because at our first house I used
to come in there and just dobark or do pine stross. It wouldn't
be mud. Well guess what itturned into After about six months, it
turned back into mud because it juststays shady and stays damp underneath decks.
And then uh, I came inwith a small red rock at my first
house underneath there and that's man,that's fantastic stuff. And then at my

(32:13):
this house I've got now my whenI bought this house, I want to
say, they probably brought in fifteentracks of loads of that large red rock.
And they because they had that largered rock in every single one of
these flower beds. And Uh,I didn't like it because it was like
in big beds where you would dopine stroll. And Uh, Sarah came,

(32:35):
she said, are you going toremove that rock from the flower beds?
I'm like, no, I'm justgonna shake straw over the time.
No, because moving that red rockis not easy. That big rock.
It doesn't scoop up. No,it does not. It's nothing about it.
When you when you pull put yourshovel into that, it's like hitting
the brick wall. But it's fantasticfor for shady areas, for pathways,
uh, underneath decks, those typethose type of situations where grass won't grow

(33:00):
for sure, and you want somethingthat looks pretty give up. There a
lot that a lot of garden homesubdivisions over that way. Just give up
on the grass. I mean,if if you got those muddy areas,
the red rocks the way to go, no doubt about it. Well,
Chris, when we went to breakwhat was I talking about? Oh,
we were about to talk about Iwas about to talk about Mackenzie Cooper.

(33:23):
Y'all went over there and did ourCooper Mackenzie Yeah, yeah, yeah,
yeah, yeah. So he hadone valve box. I have never seen
such a mess. And I becauseI just I went over there with the
guys helping them. I mean,they had tree roots as big as a
average man's like forearm running through thatvalve box, and it was like,

(33:46):
oh my gosh. I mean itwas a maze of pipes within that thing
to the point where the guys andit was covered mud, you know,
filled in with mud tree roots.So they just had to basically just sever
everything and start all over again.That was about the worst. And a
lot of the valves were running,i mean like perpendicular to one another and

(34:08):
stood like across from each other,a little like an Alabama. The flag,
you know, going in there andthere'll be a valve there. It
was no rhyme or reason to howit was done. They cut that thing
out and replaced it, and somehowthere a wire got cut. And this
is part of you dealing with somebodyelse's screw up when they put that thing
in to start with. But atsome point the wire got cut. And

(34:35):
luckily going under there, they hadfive valves on the other side of the
driveway, but they had a wireover There was seven wires, eight wires
in it, so I had threeor four extra wires. The wires didn't
Zone eight and nine had been cut, but we had two or three extra
wires in there that hadn't been cut, so we were able to swap it
over to two of the good wires. Found found two good wires that we

(35:00):
could use, and managed to getthose two valves working yesterday. But we
had a men Sergia. We hadto put our thinking caps on for that
one. We were sitting there like, oh goodness, and we're thinking,
Okay, we're either going to haveto put his own expander in the box
for for these two things, orwe're gonna have to run a whole new
wire and you're talking about passing thewire under the driveway and all that.

(35:22):
It was about to be a headacheand luckily, uh we were able to
fix it without having any issues likethat. But yeah, I remember when
we went over there, ran Sergioand I looked at that thing and he
put his thinking cap on for probablyabout thirty minutes before he even did anything,
because it's like, what is goingon here? What goes where?

(35:43):
Uh well, the wires had alreadybeen cut, Yeah, they were all
the Everything over there was just trash. I mean, it was ted.
It was terrible. And uh wegot him fixed though, and then you
know, the day before so theday and a half before then, we
were at Bill and uh Bill andSonya treadwells. They're over kind of winds

(36:07):
on so like over by Camp Colemanyep, and super nice couple. They
they had they had a zealeous Christhat were eight feet tall and and that
wide. In the front of theirhouse. They had they had hollies that
were eight inch caliper. I mean, yeah, So we brought in,

(36:29):
we brought the Mini X in andwe wiped out first. They had a
bed out on the corner of theroad there, they've got a road that
goes up the hill and there onthe corner lot and they had a had
built a wall down there and builta bed down there, and they had

(36:49):
old crate myrtles in there that hadbeen cut down to the dirt and they
were sprouted back up. And therewas crape myrtle sprouted off the roots of
those crape myrtles, so they lookedlike twenty five crpemurtle was in there,
but it's really just one big crapemyrtle that has sprouts all over the roots
and all that stuff. And wewent in there with the excavator and excavated
down the wall, took out aboutthree yards of dirt, took out all

(37:13):
the crape myrtle stuff, and thenuh, you know, got everything smoothed
up and everything and just planted z. They got za nie Z fifty two
yard and we just went in therewith a half a pallet of Z fifty
two and just made it all grassso he can just mow it. And
uh, then we walked that excavatorup the hill and uh just plucked out

(37:35):
all those humongous plants and wound upwith a big truck and trailer loaded just
trash came out of there, anduh, the way the way everything was
set up on their yard. Welaid out ply wood and walked that machine
up to there, and I meanwe didn't leave a dimple in the yard.
It looked really good. And timewe got it out and got the

(37:58):
new shrubs in there. Wound upadding a few sprinkler heads and changing out
a few sprinkler heads just to getbetter coverage on what they already had.
Uh. He had a pretty goodsystem anyways, but we just wanted to
tweak it. They're out of townabout half the time, so I want
to make sure while they're out oftown everything's getting water good and all that.

(38:19):
So we we wrapped that one upin the day and a half and
planted a lot of pretty perennials overthere. I really like that. That's
one thing I miss about not beingin the garden center like I was back
in the day. I got toplay with, you know, pretty plants
like that all the time, Likeall the all the cone flowers they are
blooming right now on the sage.Yeah. Nowadays I'm just ripping everything out

(38:43):
and sticking it back in and onto the next one kind of thing I
was. I got the fortunate opportunity. Anne was off yesterday and so I
ran the garden center and we gota new another shipment of bedding plants in
just stuff that likes the summer heat. You know. We got some some
portray loca, we got some coalis, we got some vinca, a

(39:04):
lot of pretty stuff that likes theheat. Still got some good hanging baskets.
But you know, a lot ofa lot of the perennials, you
know, in bloom hydrangees are startingto really pop now. My lime lights
are just now starting to just nowstarting to really show out and get blooms
on them. But just a lotof people in and out of the garden
Center yesterday. Got some stuff onsale, you know. So we have

(39:25):
some of our herbs and vegetables markingthose out because they basically just need a
home. And had sold some womenin lime trees yesterday that are that are
on seal. So come in andsee us at the garden Center. Got
some deals going on, but otherwisewe just got a bunch of a lot
of you know, a lot ofpretty plants. Yeah, I saw a

(39:45):
shipment of rado put up some butterflybush and oh yeah, pink that yeah,
the pink dapper butterfly bushes. It'sa dwarf butterfly bush. It's not
one that's a huge monstrosity that gets, you know, eight nine feet tall.
These stay about like three four feettall, but a real pretty pink,
pink bloom on them. Well,a lot of those new varieties that

(40:06):
are dwarf varieties keep most of theirleaves in the winter and they stay real
tight. They don't get leggy,they still they stay real tight. Little
bushy. Yeah, neat plants comingin right now. Oh or to made
a program. Man, it's it'srocking. Right after I put this,
I put the second cage on ityesterday because it was right it was getting
right there to the top of thefirst one. And I tell you what,

(40:27):
My sister in law's husband got everythingfor the Classic Gardens and Landscape to
made a program. And then hehad a bunch of leftover soil from us.
He had some uh some different raisedbed mix, and then he had
some different soil conditioner mushroom composts,and so he made his own concoction and
did his own so he's got Classicgardens to made a program, and then

(40:52):
he's got Thames to made a programwith his soil that he did himself.
Gets which one by far his dwarf, oh the other one, you know,
Classic Gardens. Yeah, he's alreadyyeah, yeah, it's there's there's
no there's no comparison. Yeah,because even he's like, god, Lee,
I'm gonna have because he does alot of cooking. He uh he

(41:13):
uh, he's worked. He's paramedicnow, but he worked with a lot
of fancy restaurants growing up, solike he does fancy cooking, and so
he's got herbs glore out there andlooking at that tomato, he's like,
oh my gosh, I'm gonna makeso much marinaire sauce for like, you
know, all of us this uhyeah, this year. That thing is
massive looking good. So if yougot your Classic Gardens and Landscape tomade a

(41:35):
program and it's going, you shouldbe you should be banging with tomatoes right
now. Oh yeah, Well,Chris's time for a break. Let's go
ahead and knock out the last breakof the show. You want to get
in a last minute call, youmay have time. It's two o five
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Friday eight to five. If youneed landscaping, long care, irrigation,

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As Russ eases up, a little, Adam is stepping in. I

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remember when my house in Birmingham hadtornado damage. I called Green Houge late
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I know our yards look great rightnow, Chris Keith. Yeah, but
listen, there's a lot going onas we as we moved through the summer
months. You know, brown spotscould be anything, you know, like

(44:15):
Bermuda, bermute, dollar spots rampantin Bermuda right now. So if you've
got little brown polka dots all inthe yard. That's type of fungus called
dollar spot and he's treated with fungjust side. If you got little gray,
blackish looking areas kind of randomly poppingup in the yard, that's probably
because your yard is getting too dry. In spots as a as a grass

(44:36):
as a ground gets dry, there'sgrass blades basically kind of start to shrivel
up and it'll give you it literallylooks like black areas. I saw.
I saw a little bit of dryand in one of those yards that I
was on letting last week, Chrisand I was messed with a little bit
and they saw a couple of yup. If you got if you got brown
spots in the yard, and youknow you know that you're a w I'm

(45:00):
talking about. Did you know thedirt's wet and those brown spots don't get
any better and they continue to expand. It could be chinch bugs, I
tell you. And I was talkingwith doctor Jacoby down at the Botanical gardens
the other day because the last twoyears I have seen more and more chinch
bugs in zoyser grass. And I'mwhen I say in the in the in

(45:22):
the last two years, I haveseen more chinch bugs than I have seen
in the entire twenty four years thatI have that I have done this.
So be on the lookout for thosebecause they can messy yard up real bad.
Oh yeah, And even doctor Jacobysaid that he's been seeing an increase

(45:42):
in them. You know typically whenwe talk about like chinch bugs or mole
crickets, you know, they likeSaint Augustine, they like centipede grass,
and they're a huge nuisance like inthe coastal you know areas. So you
know, you get down on theFlorida Panhandle in the mobile, you come
up to Savannah, Charleston, we'resaying Augustine is prevalent. Chinch bugs are
a real, real big deal.But you know, and we've seen it

(46:05):
as you know, more and moresod comes in from you know, South,
you know, South Alabama. Thoseinsects, you know, come in
with that side sometimes and those insectsadapt to our climate, and you know,
you get one chinch bug in ayard, and I thought, I
was reading an article the other dayand it says that one chinch bug,
one female chinch bug, will laylike four eggs a day, and then

(46:28):
those eggs hatch out and let's justassume that you know those four chinch bugs
are female. Then you go fromthen you got sixteen eggs and everything just
exponentially, exponentially starts growing and theyadapt to our climate. But and they're
hard to find, Chris Keith.You know, you can have a you
could take your thumbnail and you couldput dad gum two dozen or so chinch

(46:49):
bugs on a thumbnail. So likeif you see a classic gardens employee like
on the ground digging through the grass, that's what they're looking for. So
you need a trained eye to findthose kind of things. Step well,
that means it means we're out oftime, Chris, beat on the lookout
for those bugs. I saw ifyou just spit a bugs the other day.
So those things are kind of croppingup. Now that's getting hot.
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