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

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How to build an inconspicuous border so my future clover lawn does not encroach on my neighbor's grass?

I am thinking to leave a grass boarder about 2/3 the width of a standard lawn mower between properties. Then, with clover on the inside and grass on the other, install green plastic edging similar to ...
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Dirt Pile Remains

I recently had a couple truckloads of red fill dirt dropped off, the trucks were unable to get where the dirt was needed and left it on my completely healthy lawn. Another company shuttled 90% of the ...
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Did this festuca glauca go to seed?

Last year this festuca glauca grew long brown shoots with seeds on the ends. I had hoped it might just come back, but it's stayed the same and only has a few blue strands growing. What happened to it, ...
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Does leaving the grass trimmings raise the lawn?

If I cut my lawn with a bio cutter, and therefore leave the grass trimmings on the lawn. Will the dirt level raise over time? My concern is if the dirt level will go above the side walk tiles, as my ...
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Which NPK range are lawn starter fertiliser?

When watching videos on YouTube they talk about lawn starter fertilisers, where it is important to use such when seeding, so the new seeds doesn't burn. But what NPK range are considered to be lawn ...
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new grass seed experiment: sun vs shade

I planted some Kentucky Bluegrass under a group of trees and it germinated non-uniformly with many patches (each patch is roughly 10 inches in diameter). Can this be caused just by "complete sun&...
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Patches of weedy grass in lawn

I have at least a dozen areas in my lawn that have these longer patches of grass. It's clearly a different species than the rest of my lawn, but I don't know why it keeps popping up. It grows 2x/3x ...
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saving baby grass which is starting to wash away in the rain

12 days after planting Kentucky Bluegrass, I just had a lot of rain. Many spots had already germinated such that the green grassy shoot is about 1/4 inch long, with roots just barely into the soil, ...
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What can I grow in my wet, moldy, clay soil that covers about 1/2 acre of my yard?

I am in the southeast and despite putting down gypsum, overseeding and aerating, I can't get grass to grow in much of my yard. I have stopped watering this area all together because it stays really ...
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Why is sand mixed in when levelling grass?

There are tons of videos on Youtube where they show how to level grass, where most if not all have sand mixed in. Why is sand mixed in? Couldn't I just use the top dressing as is?
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Is Iron(II) sulfate safe to use in gardens with fruit trees and vegetables?

Iron(II) sulfate should be very effective against moss, and even a Fertiliser for grass, if I have understood its use correct. But my question is it safe to use in a garden with fruit trees and ...
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Will my Kentucky Bluegrass die if I let nature have its way?

Photos below show the three species which have taken over my half-acre yard in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I believe these are Kentucky Bluegrass (60%), Crabgrass (30%), and Creeping Charlie (10%). The ...
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Simplest grass seed mulch options: Nothing vs Paper vs Ground Wheat vs Ground Oats

I am growing Kentucky bluegrass on deep topsoil in Minnesota and found that the grass punches through mostly in spots covered by a thin shredded-paper mulch that I applied (since I applied the paper ...
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Can Dwarf Carpet of Stars be planted on a balcony?

I want to build a grass box for approximately half of my balcony (~9’ x 6’) and grow Dwarf Carpet of Stars. I’m in zone 7a with morning shade/afternoon sun. Is it possible to grow this succulent “...
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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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