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

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How to decide grass seeds?

I had a big weed problem that I am eradicating. But I have big patches of soil and my aim is to turn my lawn into lush garden for sitting. Half my garden get gold sunlight and half of it get shady and ...
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New Bahia Yard is Extremely Lumpy

First-time home owner here. It's been two months since they laid new bahia sod (suburb of Tampa, FL). They laid it in late July, it's now early Oct. It is extremely bumpy/clumpy/lumpy. I water it as ...
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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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How can we grow grass in our heavy clay yard?

My wife and I have been living in a new subdivision for the past two years and have been struggling with getting grass to fully take in our backyard. Our front yard is sod and has been doing fine, but ...
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Removing couch grass - how much preparation is necessary beforehand?

I live in the UK and am looking to buy a house that has a "lawn" that is almost entirely comprised of extremely matted couch grass. I plan to fix this up but I'm not sure how much ...
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Garden with St. Augustine grass has some damaged areas (lot of rain activity later). What could be causing the issue?

I have a garden with St. Augustine grass. A week ago I started seeing some damaged area. There has been a lot of rain activity in my zone lately, so I don't know if the reason is excess of water or ...
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Grass seed for shade

I live in northeast I have a yard in which each section gets about 2 hours of direct sunlight. Is there a "total shade" grass seed? Can't find one at the HD stores. I've tried sun/shade ...
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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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Reviving newly laid buffalo sod

I have taken too many days to finish laying my turf. After almost a week (with a night of rain in between), the pallets of sods that have been sitting on the garage driveway are in very bad condition....
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What to do when front lawn grasses are becoming sparse?

The front lawn areas to the right of the mailbox are becoming sparse with grasses. Is there a fix to make them grow dense again like the lawn in the top left of the picture?
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How to get rid of stubborn grass from interlocking pavement

My house's interlocking pavement is covered with stubborn grass (see picture). I have tried hand weeding tool but it's backbreaking work and takes too much time. The grass roots are deep into ...
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Is BBQ ash good for killing weeds?

I am a bbq lover and all the times I find myself throwing ash , I was googling on 'How to recycle bbq ash and found it can be a killer for weed. on the website it says BBQ ash can be repurposed as a ...
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Why is my fescue wilting?

I have replanted my entire front yard lawn with fescue grass. I scraped off all the existing grass and all weeds. Then place a pervious mat to reduce new weeds from coming through. On top of this mat ...
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Why do I have weed etc growing when I had turf?

Two years back. I dug my backyard and put turf, it was all green and lush but slowly it went brown and one month ago I mowed the garden and it was all brown, now that it’s recovering. I see a lot of ...
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How do you keep grasses in a planter upright?

I have some narrow, deep planters on my balcony. I’ve planted some tall decorative grasses in them for some privacy, and they’re great. But now that they’re bigger, they’re falling over and getting in ...
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Why does my grass looks burned after mowing?

I recently did mowing and my grass looks burned and faded. I saw some post about this but I am not sure if this is moss or leftovers from mowing. I am aiming for green lush grass. After looking on ...
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Why does my lawn grass have woody stems?

Location: Cambridgeshire, UK. My new-build lawn grass has patches with really woody stems that make the lawn look patchy and unattractive. Is it a weed or something that happened to the regular grass? ...
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Lumpy soil and grass

I live in an area with a clay soil and it tends to make hard clumps. So, when walking across grass, the ground is uneven and very lumpy. Is there any way to smooth it out and help the grass feel flat?
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Removing grass and dirt from walkways

This yard has really gotten away from me. As you can see in the pictures a lot of the dirt and grass has traveled along the walkway and in between the cracks on the walkways. Does anyone know what has ...
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Transplant ad/or Propagate wild grasses

We will be moving next year, and I will finally have a small garden! Near where we live now, there is a HUGE green area, with all kinds of wild grasses. The kind you look at, and you can SEE they ...
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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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What type of grass or weed is this?

What type of grass or weed is this? What stage in the plant is this in? Is it near germination? How do you kill it?
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Bermuda grass (I think?) is a muddy mess in the winter time

I live in Knoxville, TN. My back lawn sees a lot of action year-round with two medium-sized dogs. I think much of it is Bermuda grass, since it runs close to the ground, is very thick and soft in ...
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Filling gaps in grass in lawn

We've recently purchased a house and I'd really like to get the garden in a better shape before the summer if there's anything I can start doing now in preparation. There are some patches in the grass ...
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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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Frost seeding vs. hoof seeding vs. driving over seeds with tractor for improving pasture

There should be a pasturing or grazing community to ask such a question, but I suppose gardening and landscaping is as close as I can get. I am trying to improve a few acres of pasture (for sheep), ...
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Tips on lawn maintenance and weed control

I have a lawn that is growing more and more weeds as the days go by. What is the best method of tackling this problem and returning my lawn to its former lush and green self?
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How to eliminate grass efficiently

So I am tired of the city police going around and measuring length of grass in my front yard and issuing tickets if it is half of inch taller than what they arbitrarily prescribe. I never thought I ...
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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 Height: ~2-3 inches, Width: ~6-10 inches, I haven't seen any flowers.
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Will Bermuda grass survive in Boston

I live in the Boston metro area, which is a zone 6a/6b. The grass we currently have does not do well in the summer at all. The center of our yard is full sun most of the day and pretty much dies ...
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Is grass feed ok to enrich my allotment with?

So I have been given 60 kilos of grass feed for free by a friend, he asked me if I wanted free fertilizer and I said yes without realizing it was for lawns. It is not weed and feed, and does not ...
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Does foot traffic on frozen turf cause damage?

When turf is wet and cold in winter it is very susceptible to damage - it can be destroyed in heavily used areas quite quickly. But what about when the ground is frozen? Is the damage caused by ...
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How do I replace an existing lawn with new?

I’m going to be renovating my garden early next year. It’s currently a grassed garden which has been untouched since it was build around 1975. The estate was built on fields and the garden is that ...
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Some questions about sowing/growing timothy grass (in pot / indoor)

I'm going to sow and grow timothy grass (Phleum pratense) in a pot (in a lab) with a controlled environment (to make some scientific measurement). But I know nothing about growing plants. So, my ...
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Best method for filling depressed areas in grass?

I had a drainage system installed in my lawn, which required burying some pipes in trenches cut into the lawn. After several weeks, the dirt used to fill those trenches has compacted, leaving a big ...
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What are the best mixes for native Georgia wildflowers/grasses?

As you may already know, planting native plants is beneficial for your local ecosystem. Planting non-native is, well, not good. So.... I have a long driveway and would love to line it with native ...
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Over seeding grass timing in fall when little-to-no rain in future

I have around 4 acres of lawn area in Northern Ohio that I want to over-seed. I've already started preparing by mowing the grass low (2") and did one pass of plug aerating. My plan was to wait ...
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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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Push Mow Around Pine Island

I have a push mower (two wheels on the front and two on the back). When I mow around my circular pine or mulch islands 1 2, a wheel inevitably falls into the island and buzzes my grass, leaving ...
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What is this? Not: crabgrass, fescue clumps, quackgrass? Course and bright yellow?

I'm stumped on this one ... as I've tried to compare growing patterns with the forum and it doesn't quite fit the crabgrass. quackgrass or fescue clump category as it's not really concentrated in one ...
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What is the best way to remove grass from my ground cover Sedum?

I have a bed of Improved Golden Sedum that is healthy in every way, but wants to go back to lawn. This is difficult to weed, because the grass has a very dense shallow root system, while the Sedum has ...
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How to fix patchy grass from pet urine

We have bald patches in the grass from pet urine recently. Looking for the best product/routine to fix this, and also maintain it?
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Issue with grass that has a lot of crab grass. What do I do?

I recently filled in some low spots in my lawn with soil and seeded. The grass I planted has now sprouted a lot of (I think) crab grass. Do I need to rip up and re-seed? Or, would a simple chemical ...
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Help lawn recover from yearly plowing/snow fall

During the winter (zone 5) we have a plow truck push snow off our driveway onto the yard. Due to the amount of possible snow we can get in a year they usually leave push back 10' from the driveway's ...
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We are installing a large tank underground. It will be under lawn, under beds filled with shrubs. How much soil on top of tank for plants to grow?

We live in Utah with rocky soil. We will put 6" of sand and then 6" of topsoil on top of the tank. Will this be sufficient for my lawn and plants in the beds to grow?
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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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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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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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