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

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What are the White fuzz on blades of grass

What are the white fuzz on the grass blades. I have a picture but cant figure out how to include it.
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What is this weed or grass?

Can someone please tell me what is this weed that is in my yard? We are in Southeast Wisconsin, with a dense clay soil that was agricultural land about three years ago, with nearby farmland still. I ...
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How to make this lawn THICK, GREEN and Weed Free?

I am new to homeownership and with lawn care and there are so many products and information out on which path to follow for my Bermuda Grass. I live in Knightdale, NC , Comes under zone 8a. I have a ...
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Why doesn't my grass grow evenly?

3 weeks ago I cut my grass at a higher height for the summer here in Philadelphia. Now only blades come up. I can see the 1st cut, but only a few blades grow tall now. We have had some extreme heat ...
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How to fix patchy garden and turn in into lush garden

Following are the photos of my garden, It isn't anywhere near lush. to sit and enjoy. I wanted to find out how to make it lush and healthy. Why is my grass patchy, have flowers in them and other ...
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Thick/dead stalk issue in lawn

Bit of a newbie but been trying to get my lawn looking better this year. I over seeded and fertilised in late April. Grass is growing fine and the actual grass is looking ok, however, I have lots of ...
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How to use charcoal ash for

I have a lot of charcoal ash after doing BBQ and it is hard to throw it but I read somewhere, it can be good for grass, I have got patchy garden and my goal is to make it beautiful and lush. Will ...
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Garden pest, fern or grass?

I have this plant crop up all over my garden. The stem is somewhat brittle which means you can't uproot it easily. It just snaps off. I don't know if it is a fern or grass or shrub. It likes sandy and ...
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Identification of lawn grass. Particularly blue, soft, dense, and low growing

I recall from my youth in south-central Indiana, a particular patch of grass in our lawn that was blue, so very soft, low-growing, and dense. It was always so lush, even when the other, typical KY ...
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Can your lawn benefit from going to seed? e.g. Can it overseed itself and grow thicker?

I did some research and I mostly read that it's a bad idea to let your lawn go to seed. However everyone who says that is someone who's selling grass seed. So I'd like to hear from an unbiased, ...
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Why are the stems of my grass so much taller than the leaves?

I'm not sure if I am misunderstanding what I'm seeing here, but it looks like my grass is mostly stems growing really tall and the leaves of the grass laying out down towards the ground. I just moved ...
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Looking to lay a new lawn in the UK that is slow growing

I'm about to create a new lawn in my new house. The area is about 60m2. I got pretty bored of mowing every 2 weeks in our last house with a similar sized lawn and this house already has an existing ...
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Grass + Shrubs - Shade causes growth problem

I have a part of my yard where there is a big maple tree that provides shade over a line of shrubs and a patch of grass. My property is also along a moderately busy road where a lot of cars do pass ...
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What grass or weed is this?

I had to reseed my lawn after a room addition. I let the weeds germinatr for months and killed everything with Roundup. I then laid down premium seed but I am wondering if there was a bunch of fescue ...
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Convert yard with grass into vegetable garden

I want to convert my backyard into a vegetable garden. The area consists of mostly patchy grass and some weeds. The plantable area has plenty of sunlight. The sod is 3 inches deep. I want to plant ...
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What grass type is this - Sydney, Australia?

Looking to oversow some patches of my lawn and am hoping to match up to the existing grass type. We are in Sydney, Australia. Does anyone know what grass type I have?
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New Bahia Yard is Extremely Lumpy

First-time home owner here. It's been two months since they laid new bahia sod (suburb of Tampa, FL). They laid it in late July, it's now early Oct. It is extremely bumpy/clumpy/lumpy. I water it as ...
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Reviving newly laid buffalo sod

I have taken too many days to finish laying my turf. After almost a week (with a night of rain in between), the pallets of sods that have been sitting on the garage driveway are in very bad condition....
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What to do when front lawn grasses are becoming sparse?

The front lawn areas to the right of the mailbox are becoming sparse with grasses. Is there a fix to make them grow dense again like the lawn in the top left of the picture?
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How to get rid of stubborn grass from interlocking pavement

My house's interlocking pavement is covered with stubborn grass (see picture). I have tried hand weeding tool but it's backbreaking work and takes too much time. The grass roots are deep into ...
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How to decide grass seeds?

I had a big weed problem that I am eradicating. But I have big patches of soil and my aim is to turn my lawn into lush garden for sitting. Half my garden get gold sunlight and half of it get shady and ...
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Why is my fescue wilting?

I have replanted my entire front yard lawn with fescue grass. I scraped off all the existing grass and all weeds. Then place a pervious mat to reduce new weeds from coming through. On top of this mat ...
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Is BBQ ash good for killing weeds?

I am a bbq lover and all the times I find myself throwing ash , I was googling on 'How to recycle bbq ash and found it can be a killer for weed. on the website it says BBQ ash can be repurposed as a ...
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Why do I have weed etc growing when I had turf?

Two years back. I dug my backyard and put turf, it was all green and lush but slowly it went brown and one month ago I mowed the garden and it was all brown, now that it’s recovering. I see a lot of ...
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How do you keep grasses in a planter upright?

I have some narrow, deep planters on my balcony. I’ve planted some tall decorative grasses in them for some privacy, and they’re great. But now that they’re bigger, they’re falling over and getting in ...
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Why does my grass looks burned after mowing?

I recently did mowing and my grass looks burned and faded. I saw some post about this but I am not sure if this is moss or leftovers from mowing. I am aiming for green lush grass. After looking on ...
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Why does my lawn grass have woody stems?

Location: Cambridgeshire, UK. My new-build lawn grass has patches with really woody stems that make the lawn look patchy and unattractive. Is it a weed or something that happened to the regular grass? ...
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Removing couch grass - how much preparation is necessary beforehand?

I live in the UK and am looking to buy a house that has a "lawn" that is almost entirely comprised of extremely matted couch grass. I plan to fix this up but I'm not sure how much ...
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Transplant ad/or Propagate wild grasses

We will be moving next year, and I will finally have a small garden! Near where we live now, there is a HUGE green area, with all kinds of wild grasses. The kind you look at, and you can SEE they ...
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Removing grass and dirt from walkways

This yard has really gotten away from me. As you can see in the pictures a lot of the dirt and grass has traveled along the walkway and in between the cracks on the walkways. Does anyone know what has ...
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What type of grass or weed is this?

What type of grass or weed is this? What stage in the plant is this in? Is it near germination? How do you kill it?
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Filling gaps in grass in lawn

We've recently purchased a house and I'd really like to get the garden in a better shape before the summer if there's anything I can start doing now in preparation. There are some patches in the grass ...
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Frost seeding vs. hoof seeding vs. driving over seeds with tractor for improving pasture

There should be a pasturing or grazing community to ask such a question, but I suppose gardening and landscaping is as close as I can get. I am trying to improve a few acres of pasture (for sheep), ...
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Garden with St. Augustine grass has some damaged areas (lot of rain activity later). What could be causing the issue?

I have a garden with St. Augustine grass. A week ago I started seeing some damaged area. There has been a lot of rain activity in my zone lately, so I don't know if the reason is excess of water or ...
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How to eliminate grass efficiently

So I am tired of the city police going around and measuring length of grass in my front yard and issuing tickets if it is half of inch taller than what they arbitrarily prescribe. I never thought I ...
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Does foot traffic on frozen turf cause damage?

When turf is wet and cold in winter it is very susceptible to damage - it can be destroyed in heavily used areas quite quickly. But what about when the ground is frozen? Is the damage caused by ...
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How do I replace an existing lawn with new?

I’m going to be renovating my garden early next year. It’s currently a grassed garden which has been untouched since it was build around 1975. The estate was built on fields and the garden is that ...
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Some questions about sowing/growing timothy grass (in pot / indoor)

I'm going to sow and grow timothy grass (Phleum pratense) in a pot (in a lab) with a controlled environment (to make some scientific measurement). But I know nothing about growing plants. So, my ...
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Best method for filling depressed areas in grass?

I had a drainage system installed in my lawn, which required burying some pipes in trenches cut into the lawn. After several weeks, the dirt used to fill those trenches has compacted, leaving a big ...
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Is grass feed ok to enrich my allotment with?

So I have been given 60 kilos of grass feed for free by a friend, he asked me if I wanted free fertilizer and I said yes without realizing it was for lawns. It is not weed and feed, and does not ...
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What are the best mixes for native Georgia wildflowers/grasses?

As you may already know, planting native plants is beneficial for your local ecosystem. Planting non-native is, well, not good. So.... I have a long driveway and would love to line it with native ...
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Over seeding grass timing in fall when little-to-no rain in future

I have around 4 acres of lawn area in Northern Ohio that I want to over-seed. I've already started preparing by mowing the grass low (2") and did one pass of plug aerating. My plan was to wait ...
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Lumpy soil and grass

I live in an area with a clay soil and it tends to make hard clumps. So, when walking across grass, the ground is uneven and very lumpy. Is there any way to smooth it out and help the grass feel flat?
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Push Mow Around Pine Island

I have a push mower (two wheels on the front and two on the back). When I mow around my circular pine or mulch islands 1 2, a wheel inevitably falls into the island and buzzes my grass, leaving ...
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Issue with grass that has a lot of crab grass. What do I do?

I recently filled in some low spots in my lawn with soil and seeded. The grass I planted has now sprouted a lot of (I think) crab grass. Do I need to rip up and re-seed? Or, would a simple chemical ...
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Help lawn recover from yearly plowing/snow fall

During the winter (zone 5) we have a plow truck push snow off our driveway onto the yard. Due to the amount of possible snow we can get in a year they usually leave push back 10' from the driveway's ...
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We are installing a large tank underground. It will be under lawn, under beds filled with shrubs. How much soil on top of tank for plants to grow?

We live in Utah with rocky soil. We will put 6" of sand and then 6" of topsoil on top of the tank. Will this be sufficient for my lawn and plants in the beds to grow?
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How to fix patchy grass from pet urine

We have bald patches in the grass from pet urine recently. Looking for the best product/routine to fix this, and also maintain it?
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Identify this breed of grass that is struggling during winter - and help it

I need some help identify this breed of grass - to work out what it might need to thrive a little more. It is growing in SE Queensland, Aus and it's currently winter here. It gets very little direct ...
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How can I repair the short patches in my lawn?

My grass is growing quite unevenly before and after scarifying, over-seeding and watering and I'm looking for advice on what to try next. We own a new build property in the UK with clay-like soil. We ...
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