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

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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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Looking for input as to next steps for my lawn issue

Hello fellow garden lovers I’ve had my lawn for about 7 years since the turf was laid by the landscaper. Pictures attached. I’ve had a lawn care company attend about 3 times a year to apply feed, ...
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turf problems and turf recovery

I live in portugal, and after Summer holidays I found the lawn infested with the grass in the photo. the lawn have a lot of sunny, watered during the night, and the terrain is sandy. I have about 50% ...
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Rotten grass from paddling pool

We have a circle of dead grass due to paddling pool being sat on it for weeks, there is a horrible smell from a part of it which has turned yellow! Is there anything I can put on it to help the grass ...
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Is there a heat resistant perennial vine that can grow in my zone?

I live in Montana, here is my zone information: 1990 Hardiness Zone: Zone 4b: -25F to -20F Average First Frost: September 1 - 10 Average Last Frost: June 1 - 10 Koppen-Geiger Climate Zone: Dfb - ...
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What is the general “idea” behind this kind of architecture with the front lawn being separate from the actual “house area”?

Looking at random houses in the USA, I see many bizarre neighbourhoods. This street view photo shows a bunch of houses which are clearly separated from the front lawns, to the point where they look ...
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What kind of grass is this? It is found in one of zen garden my friend took the picture from

I love this kind of grass to build my own zen garden. Can anyone help me to identify what kind of grass is this? Thanks 🙏
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How to best convert field into forest?

I have a long stretch of yard where I want to allow some of it to grow into a forested backstop / wind-block / nature promotion (birds, squirrels...whatever) It has been just grass for a long time, ...
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Yellowing grass on lawn

Over the past month my lawn has changed from a consistent luscious green to yellow. I have an irrigation system that runs for about 10 mins 3x a week. And I fertilize according to the 4x/year schedule ...
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What's the best way to revive dead grass?

About 10 months ago we removed gravel from a narrow strip on the side of our house, tilled up the soil, laid a nice thick layer of top soil, and sowed new seeds. It took a few months but lawn grew in ...
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Restore grass field which is overgrown by nettles

I recently own a piece of land (800m²) which used to be full of grass. Lately the grass is being overgrown by nettles. Right now I'm at the point where almost all the grass is replaced by nettles. My ...
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How many wood chips do I need to kill off grass?

I'm trying to kill off grass in an area that has probably been establishing itself since the last ice age, and was wondering how many wood chips it really will take to do the job I desire, and keep ...
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Lake Edge Grasses

I live on the edge of Clearlake in California. The lake rises and falls by as much as 6 to 10 feet per year. Therefore, about 2,000 to 3,000 square feet of my yard below my seawall is under water for ...
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Should I allow grass to grow around the base of trees?

I recently bought a house and the grounds were professionally landscaped, so all the trees have mulch circles around them of about 6-12 feet in diameter depending on the size of the tree. Originally ...
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Telling apart California needlegrasses

California has three kinds of native needle grasses: Purple needlegrass, Foothill needlegrass, and Nodding needlegrass. They all look pretty similar, even when fruiting, how can one tell them apart?
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Is this Cutthroat Seep? Panicum Abscissum

I'm in Highland County Florida. Is this Cutthroat Seep (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panicum_abscissum) ? And this which is another lot nearby and seems different. By comparison to what others ...
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Planting and Walking on New Grass

I recently planted grass seed in my backyard. It has sprouted and is growing. It's about 1 1/2 inches tall. But, my dog got through the barrier, and ran crazy circles, creating clumps and divots in ...
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Ant hills replaced dead grass

I used a general purpose weed killer to kill off clumps of grass in my driveway. Now all of those dead clumps of grass have been replaced by tons of ant hills. What’s going on? Do I need to be ...
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How many inches of dirt depth required to grow grass?

I want to grow a container of grass on my balcony for my dog. How many inches of depth of soil is typically required to grow healthy grass? Length and width of the container I’ll determine at a later ...
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Germinating native California grasses

I do a fair amount of habitat restoration work in California. This mostly consists of weeding, watering, maintenance, and some transplanting (of plants grown by other members of the group). I'd like ...
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Grass For Low-Maintenance Drainage Ditch in Austin Texas

I'm trying to figure out what would be the best grass to plant in a drainage ditch behind my house. Specifically, I'm looking for something that best meets the following criteria: lowest maintenance ...
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Growing grass on top of river stone

Im trying to grow grass on top of small stone rocks. If i remove 2 inches and replace it with top soil will the grass be healthy. See image Thank you
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How to trim grass on edges using only manual tools?

I have decided to cut the grass around the house using a manual push mower which works like a charm, except on the edges. I have a lot of edges like the one in the picture below and I don't really ...
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3 week old Lawn growing very patchy (Need Help)

I recently moved into a new house and the garden was horrible and basically had no grass, so I dug it all upturned the soil and removed all stones and weeks, really the soil looked great quality. I ...

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