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

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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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New sod had about 3 inches when installed. Should I mow after week and a half?

A week and half ago I had 2000sq ft of new sod laid out. At that time it was already long, about 3 inches. Now it is about 4 inches. I have been reading and most pages say not to mow until 3 weeks. ...
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My newly seeded lawn is getting lots of weeds, what can I do?

I reseeded a lawn with lots of bare patches after removing all the moss. By the time the new seed is just starting to grow, it's already getting infested with dandelions and dock leaf weeds which both ...
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Bulk granular weed killer for dandelions in NW Ohio?

Explanation: I have around 5 acres of grass that is quickly being overtaken by dandelions. In years past, I've used liquid broadleaf killer to knock them down, and it's done a pretty good job. But I'...
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Small garden: Fully paved, Partial paved with grass or Full grass?

What is the value in a maintaining a little grass patch in a small garden? We're moving from a a rural area with a big garden to an town where every house we can afford has a small garden. The reason ...
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Grass with indoor potted plants

I have never seen any ground cover plants with houseplants. Why not? In my specific case, I have some young dragon trees and some leftover seeds for "Easter grass" (Timothy). Will I ...
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Looking for suggestions on whether I should tear up this lawn or try to condition it

I have a front lawn that needs some major help. Trying to determine if I need to tear it up or try to condition it. I have a skunk that is digging small holes, but when I dig for grubs I don't find ...
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Sod ontop of sand with plastic weed barrier

I have a 12x12 brick patio that I have removed the brick from and intend on laying sod over. The base soil is sand, it is about 6"-12" deep (depending on area) and sits ontop of plastic weed ...
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What type of grass is this.?

I live in North East Ohio and last fall I re-seeded This area with a sun shade mix. Now that the snow is gone and Spring is here It looks like there is dead grass throughout. I want to re-seed the ...
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Lemon Grass not blooming. What to do with the buds?

I have this Lemon Grass grown in a pot that has produced really long stalks (7feet) with compound flowers but they haven't bloomed. It's been few months now. Will they bloom or if not, how do I know ...
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SC Red Clay New lawn

We have a new house that fescue sod was put down in the front. We live in a clay area in SC and looking to finish the back yard and sides. What would be the best grass to use and when to seed. We are ...
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Best shade grass seed for north central Florida?

I just completed a lot of underground plumbing work in my backyard which has resulted in me having lots of patches of dirt, and I would like to plant grass seed to start to add some ground cover. I'm ...
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Shade Forest Ground Cover

I have an area on my property in New Hampshire that borders my lawn. It's mostly pretty heavy shade from maples. It also gets pretty moist at times throughout the year. Right now especially on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 lawn to the patio. I had originally thought that I ...
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