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

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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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Should I keep my dogs off my lawn after overseeding?

I have a patchy lawn that I’m overseeding with a mix of tall fescue and micro clover. Should I keep my dogs off the lawn? If so, for how long? Should I worry about letting the grass reach a certain ...
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Can fertiliser be spread at the same time as seed for a new lawn?

I'm about to seed a new lawn and was recommended a fertilizer for new lawn. Is it reasonable to simply pre-mix the required proportions of seed and fertiliser and spread this all in one go, or does ...
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What type of grass am I dealing with and how to get rid of it!

Can anyone please help with the identification of this weed grass in my lawn? I live in the Pittsburgh area. It is like a lime green with purple stems (see Photos). The stems are thick and course. I ...
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How can I eliminate this large grass organically?

The pictured grass is growing in a paddy field which has been abandoned for several years. The leaf is in the background and the seed head in the foreground. A fully grown plant can be sized up to ...
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Should I weedkill soil before sewing a new lawn?

I prepared soil for a new lawn (actually grass covered carpark using soil filled plastic grids) in the winter, about 250m2 in England. As I prepare to seed it, I notice a little grass and some weeds ...
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What is making these holes in my yard?

My back yard is full of small, shallow holes and I'm trying to figure out why. They are 1-2 inches across and about as deep, definitely not burrows. I as far as I can tell, nothing is buried in them, ...
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Light green grass patches

I am trying to figure out what these light patches of grass in my lawn are and how to get rid of them? And prevent them? First two picture were taken last summer. The close up picture of the grass ...
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What are some ways to dig up the wild grass and level the area?

I have a backyard that is not flat/level. There is wild grass and weeks growing. I was trying to dig it up using a shovel and the roots of the wild grass is pretty deep. Once I’m able to push pass ...
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Re-seeding lawn over a newly planted winter grass in warm climate

We recently had our septic system replaced about a month ago (in December). I live in Florida, and according to the local code, I had to get grass growing over the drain field by March ("mound ...
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Can I lay geotextile sheeting beneath new grass?

We have an area of ground that was a thick mix of overgrown weeds and plants. We would like to turf this area. We have turned over the soil and taken out some of the roots but there are still a lot of ...
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Laying grass on heavily rooted area

I’m wanting to lay grass in my garden. There has been an area of unlooked after ground which was riddled with roots, some of which were pretty deep. I’ve gone through and dug up as much as I can but I’...
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Please explain how leaving turf 1/8" longer equals 30% increase in leaf area

A number of eco-friendly turf management sources say something along the lines of Increasing grass height only 1/8 inch adds about 300 square feet more energy-collecting leaf surface for each 1,...
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Landscaper dumped clay dirt over lawn

We've had a landscaper over to replace a retaining wall, but he dumped/spread the dirt he dug all over our lawn. It's heavy clay so I'm not sure if grass will grow through the clay. Our lawn hasn't ...
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New sod and upcoming freeze

2 days ago, I put down 2 pallets of centipede sod in Lexington SC. Have watered each day. Now we have two nights of below freezing temps coming up - mid-20s F. Should I attempt to cover the grass or ...
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Is there a name for the tall reproductive grass stems?

I noticed that not all grass stems seems to be used for reproduction. When growing freely, it seems there are two heights of grass: there's the main ground-cover (stolon or tillers, maybe?), and ...
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Treat Grubs this late in fall? (Maryland)

I've read conflicting things about whether you should apply Grub control products in Fall. It's likely insecticide companies trying to sell more insecticide. I'm sure the spring is a better time to ...
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How to stimulate recently-planted grass sod to send up new shoots

Well, it's September here in Texas and still in the high 90s and low 100s. About 2 months ago a landscaper friend gave me about 2 palettes of Bermuda Celebration sod and 2 palettes of St. Augustine ...
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Seeding an old “flower” bed

I moved into a house that had an old elevated flower bed in the front yard. It had become overgrown and had various types of big tall grasses, flowers, shrubs, and plants in it. I paid someone to ...
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Grass variety in hot climate

I m facing a huge problem with my grass growing. In living in a country which has hot climate for almost 7 months per year and the grass does not grow up at all. The seeds are destroyed. Do you have ...

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