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

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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 Now all of those dead clumps of grass have been replaced by tons of ant hills.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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How to green and thicken my grass

We live in Charlotte, NC and are trying to grow fescue in our front yard. We tilled/scraped the entire front yard a couple of springs ago, and had a company (Top Turf) seed it and start recurring ...
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What are these white blades in my lawn?

As of a few weeks ago, I've noticed that my lawn has started to get a lot of white blades in it. When I look down close to the ground, the base level seems to be almost all white. What is this? Is ...
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celebration bermuda grass from very brown sod

A landscaper who's done some grading work for me had two palettes of "Bermuda Celebration" sod left over and asked me to take it (he'd installed 450 sq. ft. of St. Augustine in the back yard which ...
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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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