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Grasses (graminoids) are plants with narrow leaves growing from the base.

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What could be causing these bands of discoloration on my grass leaves?

My lawn was replanted from seed last fall, and has been looking generally good this year, though the overall color seemed a bit lacking recently. Upon closer inspection, I found that throughout the ...
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Resod Fescue lawn with Bermuda during the month of July/August?

We live in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Our lawn currently has fescue grass, but it has brown bald patches on it. Is it possible to sod it to Bermuda grass this month or the next (July/August)? We have a ...
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Which type of grass to seed over a septic tank?

I recently moved to a new house in Greece (Mediterranean climate). Unfortunately the septic tank is in the middle of the front yard and on top of it nothing is grown. It is quite large and made by ...
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Planting new grass seed didn't work out as well as I hoped - please help!

I had quite a bit of fill brought in (70+ loads) for a garage build project in the northeast (zone 6 climate). This gave me much more yard so I had planned on planting new grass. I brought in over 10 ...
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Help with this grass

I am seeing this grass all over the lawns here in Southeastern Pa. Any idea what this is?
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Garden Bin full of decomposed grass… is this compost? Can I apply it to the dead patches of my lawn?

Disclaimer: I am a complete beginner to gardening and have no idea what I'm doing. I have a garden bin full of decomposed grass from the former property owner. Is this basically compost? Can I apply ...
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How to make DIY coated grass seeds?

Coated grass seeds seem to germinate faster and more reliably, but are of course more expensive. Reading an article Seed Coating - Science or Marketing Spin I am wondering whether there is any proven ...
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Brown circles in yard

My grass has started to have these spots. Anybody know what they are and how to treat it? There has been plenty of rain.
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Whats going on with my lawn? Grass or weed?

Lawn: Close up of lawn after a mow: Grass pulled out: So if you look at the 3 pictures can you tell me if its grass growing and if so which type? Or is this weeds? I bought the coated Scotts seed ...
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How to thicken grass in large ~4-5 acre “yard”?

I have a 4-5 acre area that I converted from corn/soy field to grass around 8-10 years ago. One end is VERY sandy soil, the other isn't. It's a gradual change over ~1,000ft length. I've used broadleaf ...
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Should I be worried yet?

This is day 22 of trying to grow Bermuda. 90% of the grass you see is some type of rye grass. enter image description here
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What kind of grass or grain is this?

Zone 8B South Carolina, looks edible :P Larger versions of photos available here.
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Any advice for my grass problem?

I’ve got a little issue in my backyard with growing some grass. For starters, the yard is in a very sun exposed spot. I’m located in CT, USA. Last year I believe I had grubs in the yard which ate away ...
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Are these two different types of seed germinating?

I planted hulled Bermuda seed from a local seeding company. It’s a good company it was $180 for 27 pounds. Currently on day 11 of watering the seed every 2-3 hours for 10 minutes to keep moist and ...
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Did I use enough seed?

8 days ago today, I brought in two dump truck loads of dirt because my lawn was in horrible shape when I moved here. It had about 4-5 inches that needed to be back filled. It was good soil too, rich ...
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Mixing Kentucky Blue Grass and Tall Fescue

Hello all I am renovating my backyard and about 85% of it has become pure dirt. I am located in southern PA and began the process of planting grass seed. I began by seeding the entire backyard with ...
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Identify thick grassy lumps in my lawn

I'm a bit of a gardening newbie, so I hope this is not a stupid question. I've noticed a few thick grassy lumps appearing on my lawn. They're much thicker and have grass-like leaves growing from ...
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What is this awful leafy plant that's taking over my lawn, and how to get rid of it?

Over the last few years, an aggressive, leafy weed has gradually taken over the grass of my back yard in Northern California. It spreads its roots horizontally and occasionally sprouts up purple ...
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How can I remove the oil from my soil and grow new grass

I just moved into a new home that used to have an above-ground pool in the backyard. A guy mentioned that they might have put oil on the ground to prevent weeds from growing underneath the pool so ...
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How can I remove the aggressive weeds growing in my fescue?

I have a fescue lawn that is about 1.5 acres (hand picking weeds is not an option). As spring began, these weeds (see pictures below) have started growing in the fescue. My guess is that the tall thin ...
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Need help identifying grass type

My yard has been overrun with clover and dandelions. Looking for help identifying the type of grass I have and help controlling the weeds https://imgur.com/gallery/iFAI5dD
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Best way to remove grass without killing flowers

I'm wanting to turn a patch of thick grass into a flower bed. There are already a few flowers there. Is there a way to eliminate the grass without killing the flowers or digging up the grass? Will ...
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Identify - Spiky grass like plant invading lawn

I just moved to a new place and my neglected lawn has lots of these spiky "grasses". They seem to be very resilient, difficult to pull out and need a good bit of forking to get to the roots. ...
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What is grass-fertilizer-fluid sprayed on soil?

In Southern Texas, I have seen a cyan-colored, viscous, sticky fluid sprayed from a huge tank track on freshly compacted ground. I later realized that this fluid most probably contained grass seeds ...
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Newly planted grass is yellowish-green, how to fix?

A contractor planted grass seed last year and it looks IMO horrible now. It is a yellowish green color and the blades of the grass are thicker, making it seem out of place compared to the other ...
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Re-grassing a patch where grass has died off

I've bought a relatively new house and the grass turf laid when it was built has been around for about a year and a half now, and has bedded in quite nicely. However there was a patch where the ...
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Best way to encourage grass to grow through dirt?

I recently had a patio put in, and because my lawn had more of slope than the installed patio they used the dirt from the excavation to level the law to the patio. I had originally thought that I ...
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Should a freshly-graded yard have temporary grass seed planted if landscaping can't begin for 3-4 months?

I'm doing a fairly large backyard remodel and I guess I'm managing it myself with subcontractors doing different pieces of the work. I just had trenching done and a retaining wall added. The soil was ...
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New home yellow and patchy lawn from animals

If I thatch and aerate my lawn add some compost and seed will it help prevent this? should I add tons of seed or tougher grass?
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How much topsoil on top of clay to level sloping garden

Hi I have a separated garden first is lawn and the second was a play area with a (10m x 6m)membrane over clay with bark. We have now removed bark and want a level lawn but my problem is how do I level ...
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Grass seed for shade

I live in northeast I have a yard in which each section gets about 2 hours of direct sunlight. Is there a "total shade" grass seed? Can't find one at the HD stores. I've tried sun/shade ...
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Laying a raised lawn above a concrete slab

I hope you are well. I've scoured the internet for a good answer to this, but can't find anything definitive and keep reading contrary articles and recommendations. I have a rolled gravel patio ...
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What are the spikey patches of grass on my lawn?

I have moved into a new build house and the lawn already has "spikey grass" parts consistently over the lawn. Around 60 patches in an area of 50 sq metres. In places, around 1 inch taller ...
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What is the best type of grass for high-wear areas in England, and how to use?

We have started a nursery school in our garden in northern England, it has a large lawn but after the first winter there are bad bare patches on heavy-use areas. Clearly we need to be more actively ...
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Saving plants from cold front

It’s kind of to late but in Texas we got a unusual front that harmed all kinds of native plants and grasses, our lawn and plants were on of them. I’ve tried some home remedies with natural composites ...
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How to encourage joining of turfed lawn's seams

A professional laid turf down for me last week and I've been watering it every day since. Looking at the picture below, you can vaguely see the lines of the turf edges. Over the course of the week, ...
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How does one maintain a crisp lawn edge?

The wife and I just spent 30 minutes creating an edge for our lawn. We've done one side so far. We used a lawn edge knife and edge shears. I often see people with crisp edges for their lawns, how do ...
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How to get rid of this plant

This plant (or different plants?) has started to spread across my lawn. What is it and how can I get rid of it without harming the grass? If it is relevant, I live in northern Mississippi.
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Chemical for removing Couch grass from Kikuyu grass

Is there any chemical I can use that will kill invading Couch grass but leave the Kikuyu grass alive?
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How/When to Remove Dead Weeds and Reseed Lawn?

Apologies in advance if this is a duplicate; I have read some other similar questions but each scenario is so individual that it is hard to know exactly which advice to apply. My yard, which is all in ...
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Why don't professional lawn scarifiers have moss removal tools?

Why is it that professional lawn scarifiers don't have these moss removal tools?: The cheap ones have, but the expensive petrol powered Stihl and AL-KO doesn't. Husqvarna doesn't have a petrol driven ...
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How to kill weeds (see picture) without killing tall fescue grass

Does anyone know what the weeds are called below? In addition, does anyone know how to remove them without killing the tall fescue grass? There is a lot of land so picking the weeds is not a realistic ...
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Topsoil depth for growing grass over a clay base

I am in Tasmania, a southern state of Australia. My soil is clay (although not heavy clay) - grass will typically grow OK on it. I have sprayed the area I want to grow new grass with glyphosate - as ...
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Is it really necessary to cut miscanthus back almost to the ground in spring?

I planted two miscanthuses in spring 2019, but I didn't have time to cut them back in March this spring (three or so inches above ground, as almost universally recommended). In April, I gathered, it ...
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How to know when grass is completely dead

I have some grass that I want to clear out to make way for a garden. I covered it in black plastic and have waited for a number of weeks. How do I know when the grass is dead? See below for a photo of ...
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Does compost 100% decompose?

I guess another way to ask the same question: Can compost be used as soil? The question comes up as I have just removed a tree stump and would like to plant grass instead. So right now there is a hole ...
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Is it OK to put sod on top of gravel?

I have a small area (approx 400 sqft) near the pool where I'm looking to put down sod. I ordered the sod to be delivered today. Yesterday I used a mini tiller to loosen the dirt. I found that under ...
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Grass dying where there are mower tire tracks

Why the grass is dying where there are mower tire tracks? Do I have some fungi problem?
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What is this Wild Grass that randomly grows in 3 spots?

What is this Wild Grass that randomly grows in 3 spots? Any ideas? Thanks?
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Killing grass with cardboard

I am considering growing a garden on what is now grass and am considering how to get rid of the grass. One method I have become aware of is to lay cardboard on the grass and wait. How long does this ...

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