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Questions tagged [grass]

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

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Planting zoysia plugs in clay soil

Does planting zoysia plugs directly into Clay soil work?
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What's the shortest wait time for spreading pre-emergent AFTER putting down new lawn seed (patching)?

Q: What's the shortest wait time for spreading pre-emergent AFTER putting down new lawn seed (patching)? Specifically, I'm using 1) Scotts Lawn Soil (contains a fertilizer) 2) Pennington Smart Seed ...
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What are the bright green patches in my Fescue grass?

I've started to notice more bright green patches in my lawn as we move towards spring. How do I eliminate the patches? Also, the border of my lawn continues to die. Could this be caused by an ...
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What good smelling grass grows in USDA ZONE 4A?

My dad grew up in an area of Chicago, USA that a good smelling grass grew all over the yard (I think a lemon grass), and am wondering what would be a great idea to sneak into the yard to have a ...
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Wooden fruit crates as edging for lawn

As you can see, this grave needs some sort of edging to prevent soil from running down. Now i could use bricks for the job but that would take away the raised bed look of the grave that i like. Plus ...
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How to revive a low nitrogen and rocky soiled lawn?

The situation is explained below in terms of my lawn with the question at the end I recently moved into a new home two years ago and by the looks of the lawn it was low in nitrogen. A little more ...
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I want to Mow a 50 Acre lawn [closed]

How much it would cost yearly to mow a 50 acre lawn (by yourself or hire someone permanently) and what machinery should be used to cut grass to 2 inches once a week? 10 acres an hour should do the job ...
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What types of sorghum works well for syrup and sugar cane?

I'm wanting to grow sorghum next year, and the stuff I purchased for this years growing season is doing very poorly (height/thickness wise). What type of sorghum should I plan to grow a plot of next ...
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Identifying a grassy plant from South Carolina

I’m trying to identity one of a couple of grassy plants that grows throughout my lawn. This one looks like a sand burr, but doesn't seem to dry out and get prickly like those do. I live about 40 ...
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Before plating aerate or not?

It has been a couple months I have been working on my yard. Thank you all of your time and advice! My back yard was in bad condition. First I killed wild weeds cleaned and hired someone to trim my ...
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Garden smells of dog urine due to no drainage [closed]

I have 2 dogs, who routinely use the bathroom in my front garden. One of my dogs pees in the same place about 90% of the time he goes out. Due to a lack of drainage, and what I imagine is 100% ...
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Removing Bermuda Grass

I have a small area of Bermuda grass in my lawn, roughly 30 square feet or so. I had a plan of getting rid of it by digging the area up in the fall, right before my yard is aerated and reseeded with a ...
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Is it possible to compost living grass?

I'm trying to kill off a large area (30'X30'X4') of living grass that has been established for hundreds of years. What would be the best way to kill off this grass? I do have a 30'X30' grain plastic ...
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How do I remove the weeds in my lawn?

I have a grass lawn that is showing signs of weed invasion. Not sure the best course of eradicating the weeds. Lawn is in coastal San Diego. Mild climate. Not a lot of rain. I water every 3 days, 15 ...
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how to kill weeds without chemicals in front yard and garden bed?

St Augustine grass in my front yard is healthy, Luscious and thick. However there is one patch where weeds have taken over and keep expanding outward in 360 degrees. I've tried smothering it with ...
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Remove This Type of Grass

I just recently moved into a house with a large lawn and I've noticed that there is a type of grass that seems to be littered throughout. Firstly, what type of grass is this and secondly how do I get ...
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Is there a selective herbicide for crabgrass that can be applied during high temps?

I'm in Alabama zone 8a, and crabgrass is taking over my Zoysia lawn. I just purchased the home and was not able to put down a spring preemergent. The crabgrass infestation is pretty thick in spots and ...
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What weed or grass is this taking over my St Augustine?

Can anyone help me identify what weed or grass this is that is taking over my St Augustine? Thanks
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Identification of plant that caused injury (possibly phytophotodermatitis)

My son picked a leaf off this plant and rubbed it on his face to see how soft it was (bad idea, I know). Within 12 hours he had a lesion with weeping blisters which we suspect is photosensitive. A ...
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What are these green weeds on my grass?

One month ago I used weed killer and waited two weeks to overseed and after seeing all weeds dead I overseed and used starter fertilizer and now I have some green weeds on my grass. What are they? ...
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How can I keep a clover back yard from encroaching on a traditional grass front yard?

So I have a fenced in back yard that has a less than perfect lawn; it exists in stark contrast to my very nice front lawn. I've been considering next year trying my luck at planting grass and ...
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best method to divide tufts of ornamental grasses

How and when is the best method to divide tufts of Festuca glauca and other ornamental grasses like Stipa tenuissima or Carex?
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Should I mow the lawn during a drought

There have been no rain the last month and it's now illegal to water the lawn. It's been a week since I last watered the lawn, and the long-term forecast predicts no rain the coming two weeks. I live ...
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Mushrooms in my lawn

Why do I have mushrooms popping up in my yard? I had my lawn professionally aerated and overseeded in early spring and now I am seeing mushrooms throughout the lawn.
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Is it late to seed? weather 90s , end of May.

I bought Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun and Shade Mix for my yard. I live in Kansas City and weather was around 70s but now all the sudden 90s and seems like it will be 90s for a while. Can I seed now or ...
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Seeding grass with milorganite

I used weed killer almost 2 weeks ago and I think I am ready to seed and fertilize. My yard is around 9.000 sq ft and backyard gets lots of sun light but my trees block the half part so half part is ...
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What is this porcupine needle like grass?

Any idea what this grass is which has porcupine needle like strands? Update: Location: Pacific north west
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What is this grass?

I need help settling a debate between me and my wife. She says it is a weed and I'm saying its not. Who is correct? This grass looks very soft and grows in clusters too.
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If I just leave dandelions and clover in my lawn, what problems may happen?

There is a lot of advice on the internet about getting rid of dandelions and clover from a lawn: chemical herbicides, manual digging, organic weed remedies. I live in Denver, Colorado, USDA zone 5. I'...
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What is the best way to clean up and remove stones from yard so I can grow grass

I just purchased a new house in Pennsylvania and it seems like the old owners did not take care of the lawn very much at all. There are tons of bald spots that I want to grow grass in and weeds ...
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How to grow grass in the shade?

I live in NW Pennsylvania and in the woods. I've tried everything to get grass to grow under the trees. I've put down peat moss and fertilizer and seed for shade but it won't take, I get just moss. ...
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How to overseed new sod on clay?

I have a new place on a quarter-acre lot. The sod has been out for a few months and still doesn't look like it has taken--even with regular watering. After reading a bunch of stuff online, I went out ...
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First apply grubex or weed killer?

I bought a house a couple months ago and I don't know anything about garden care but trying to learn :) My front yard in a great shape but backyard is bad. I think I have a mole problem and more than ...
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Help me determine what to plant here

I have a small pathway made of natural sandstone pavers and I'm looking for the best "fillers" to plant in the spaces between them. I was thinking of using polymeric sand but my wife has suggested ...
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Identifying grass type

I just purchased a house in climate zone 6a (Ohio), and I'm trying to figure out what type of grass I have - so that I can accordingly fix my lawn. Here are some pictures: I want to be 100% sure I ...
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Why is my Zoysia grass turning red?

I live in zone 9b, South Texas. For two springs in a row, I've been having an issue whereby patches of my Zoysia grass starts turning red. Over time, the grass flattens and loses density. The blade ...
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New paver walkway - grass popping through

My husband and I had a paved walkway installed last year. Yesterday we noticed grass growing through the pavers. Is this normal? The same company is supposed to be putting in a back patio but now I am ...
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How do I remove grass from a tulip bed without transplanting them?

I bought a new home that is more than less a blank slate. However, it has a little patch of grass in the front and some flower beds. I noticed some tulips are coming up along the edge of the grass, ...
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Drainage problems and replacing existing grass

We have a lot of standing water after rain. Also our grass is "mushy" long after the rain has past. What is the best drainage and how do I prep my soil for new grass? Standing water:
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Can urine return moisture-holding capacity to the soil?

I've been urinating on dead lawns for a while. I consider myself an expert. In my home town we've been having a drought for some time; yet I had great success there, turning dried out, dying areas of ...
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Help identifying this perennial grass-like plant

I live in Ohio and just purchased a home that has this decorative grass-like plant that grows in tufts pictured here. It didn't seem to bloom last year, but this year it did (then again, I ...
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How to mend patches in grass, from lawn cuttings

I cut my grass last year and left some cutting on the lawn I now have some brown patches, what do I need to do to restore my lawn Just small patches, not really bigger than my hand, just quite a few ...
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What kind of seed is most suitable for my lawn?

I am trying to figure out what seed is best for my lawn. I need to over seed - really, really bad. And I am unsure what the majority type of grass I have I believe it is Fescue and Centipede (A lot ...
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Safe Weed Killing in a lawn

My question is this : Given the type of Grass I have as pictured below and all these different kinds of weeds I have - what kind of weed killer do I need to use to kill the weeds and promote the ...
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I live in the country and have no grass growing. My land looks like a field and I have no experience

My land has no grass growing. Its full of stickers and other weeds. Don't know what they're called. Do I need a Tiller for the area where I want grass seeds to grow? I'm a widow with limited income, ...
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Grass seed or sod?

My yard is heavily shaded and was neglected by the previous owners. I removed a heavy covering of dead leaves and have no grass. I am in N. Alabama. There 2 large oak trees at the front of the lot ...
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Reviving a lawn, needing some specifics on grass and ID

Good evening Landscapers. I hope you are all well. I've looked around the web and am excited to be here; I wish it was under better conditions. I'm a renter who has, to be frank, neglected his lawn, ...
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Grass preparation (base)

I need advice on preparing my garden for planting grass seeds, I have a new build property and the current grass is always waterlogged. I plan on hiring a man with digger and removing the top 6-8 inch ...
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Machinery/instruments to clear/trim vegetation on a sloping medium-sized section

I am trying to work out how to effectively keep vegetation under control on a 1.5-acre section, a large part of which is on the photo below. It is covered with high grass (now much higher than on the ...
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How to turn a field of high grass/shrub into lawn or food forest?

I have a 1.5-acre section that has not been properly maintained for many years. It is covered with high grass with some shrubs of willow, gorse and broom: (the grass is actually much higher now as ...