Questions tagged [grass]

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

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Why is my grass doing better in the shade?

Supposedly there is "no such thing" as a grass that does better in the shade, only shade tolerant grasses according to one horticulture site I read. However, my grass is doing better in the shade. ...
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Why do drops of water form on growing wheat grass?

I have been growing wheat grass in a container underneath a light inside. I noticed drops of water clinging to the tips of the growing blades and brushed them off thinking they were left from being ...
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What should a new lawn look like after one week?

My yard was covered with a number of overgrown raised beds. Exactly one week ago, I: Pulled out the more noxious weeds (grapevine, milkweed, creeping charlie) Chopped down the remaining weeds and ...
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Can I recover my lawn from fertilizer burn?

I was hoping to improve my lawn. I used Scott's Weed & Feed with a little GrubX in hopes of killing weeds and improving the look of my lawn. (Fig A) I didn't think I over did it, but obviously ...
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How do I diagnose patches of dead grass?

I have small, miscellaneous patches of dead grass, even though we have had a very wet spring, and I want to figure out why the grass is dying in random locations. The dead patches are sometimes in ...
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Which type of bahia grass to plant

I live in south Florida and have poor sandy soil with mostly hot sun, and was told to by my lawn service to plant Bahia grass. Which kind is better for this climate and soil, Argentine or Pensacola?
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Please help ID and getting rid of this weed or grass

This started growing in areas where I added new topsoil and planted new grass seed; likely from seeds infiltrated in the soil or the bale of hay. If left untreated, it will grow up to 3-4ft. The stalk ...
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How to fix compact soil causing brown spots in lawn?

I have several areas in my yard that are turning brown. After my irrigation system runs the appropriate time, I tried to stick a 6" screw driver into the ground. I had no issues around my lawn, ...
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Remove a large sandbox from my yard?

In my backyard there is a 20' x 20' sandbox on a slight incline (0' to 1.5') with an approximate volume of 300 cubic feet (11 cubic yards). The sandbox served as a foundation for an above-ground salt ...
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What is a plant-and-animal safe way to kill a hive of yellowjackets?

I’ve seen plenty of questions on here about what wasps are doing to plants. Specifically I want my hive gone. I have a large backyard where I try to keep grass, cloves, and insects plentiful. (These ...
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Do I use grass seed or just weed and feed for dead lawn spot?

So I sprayed some weed killer and now my lawn has yellow dead spots all over. Maybe I made a mistake If I know it looks like this, I wouldn't even try. So how do I fix this now? Option A: Rake ...
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How to seed grasses correctly if the area has moss and lack of sun

I just bought a bag of seeds from Costco: Pennington Smart Blend https://www.pennington.com/all-products/grass-seed/pennington-smart-blend My lawn has many dead grass spots due to some plants being ...
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When is the best time to apply GrubX and Weed&Feed?

I live in New England, USA. I had grubs two years ago that damaged about 10% of the lawn. It has been rainy here the past 30 days. When should I apply GrubX? I have lots of moss in some areas and ...
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help - stripes appeared in artificial grass lawn!

I just left a rented house with artificial grass lawn. The landlord's gardener came a week after we left and claims that we damaged the lawn and made stripes in it! of course we didn't, and we never ...
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Ornamental grasses losing shape

After trimming my decorative grasses this spring, I noticed that many of them have lost their shape. Mostly by expanding their base. And some of them have lost their middle - there were no stalks to ...
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When should I spread wildflower seeds in tall grass with a broadcast spreader?

I've been trying to get some wildflower seeds to grow on the edge of my yard for a while, and am wondering when the best time to spread the seed kit is, and how I should do it. Think about broadcast ...
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Did the cold weather kill my grass seed

I put down grass seed April 20th and covered it with straw I'm in zone 5b. Before I did it I checked the 10 day forecast and we were not supposed to get any temperatures below 40. Yesterday we got ...
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how long is it safe to walk on fresh grass seed

How long can I safely walk on my fresh grass before I start causing damage. I added a layer of top soil to my lawn and overseeded on Tuesday evening. I raked the soil as level as I could by eye and ...
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What type of grass is growing in our lawn?

I’m struggling to identify the type(s) of grass in our lawn. Grateful for any help. Thanks.
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Turning my existing lawn into something more presentable. Will tilling kill everything so I can start from scratch or do I need herbicide?

I'm in Eastern PA and as it's just the start of April - I would like to turn my poor excuse for a lawn into a nice, level, uniform grassy green lawn. It's currently very uneven with high spots, low ...
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Preparing the area for a raised bed

New hobbyist here. I'm planing a raised garden bed (about 4' by 6' or 8') and I want to clear the area. My thoughts were to make a bed that would be a 12" high hollow frame, that I would "sink" about ...
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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'...