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

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Saving plants from cold front

It’s kind of to late but in Texas we got a unusual front that harmed all kinds of native plants and grasses, our lawn and plants were on of them. I’ve tried some home remedies with natural composites ...
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What is the best type of grass for high-wear areas in England, and how to use?

We have started a nursery school in our garden in northern England, it has a large lawn but after the first winter there are bad bare patches on heavy-use areas. Clearly we need to be more actively ...
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What are the spikey patches of grass on my lawn?

I have moved into a new build house and the lawn already has "spikey grass" parts consistently over the lawn. Around 60 patches in an area of 50 sq metres. In places, around 1 inch taller ...
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How to encourage joining of turfed lawn's seams

A professional laid turf down for me last week and I've been watering it every day since. Looking at the picture below, you can vaguely see the lines of the turf edges. Over the course of the week, ...
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How does one maintain a crisp lawn edge?

The wife and I just spent 30 minutes creating an edge for our lawn. We've done one side so far. We used a lawn edge knife and edge shears. I often see people with crisp edges for their lawns, how do ...
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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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What is the best way to remove a lot of dead cat grass leaves?

I have multiple groups of cat grass for decoration. They're about 6 months old and some of the leaves died, making it less appealing. Since there are a lot of them, what would be the best way to get ...
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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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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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How to get rid of this plant

This plant (or different plants?) has started to spread across my lawn. What is it and how can I get rid of it without harming the grass? If it is relevant, I live in northern Mississippi.
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Chemical for removing Couch grass from Kikuyu grass

Is there any chemical I can use that will kill invading Couch grass but leave the Kikuyu grass alive?
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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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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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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/When to Remove Dead Weeds and Reseed Lawn?

Apologies in advance if this is a duplicate; I have read some other similar questions but each scenario is so individual that it is hard to know exactly which advice to apply. My yard, which is all in ...
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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 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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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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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 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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Why don't professional lawn scarifiers have moss removal tools?

Why is it that professional lawn scarifiers don't have these moss removal tools?: The cheap ones have, but the expensive petrol powered Stihl and AL-KO doesn't. Husqvarna doesn't have a petrol driven ...
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How to kill weeds (see picture) without killing tall fescue grass

Does anyone know what the weeds are called below? In addition, does anyone know how to remove them without killing the tall fescue grass? There is a lot of land so picking the weeds is not a realistic ...
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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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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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Dandelions taking over the lawn

My lawn was overrun with dandelions so I've used some Ortho Weed-B-Gon Max and that seems to be killing the dandelions very well. The problem is now my lawn is very sparse with grass. There just wasn'...
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How can I strengthen a part of lawn that is sometimes driven over by cars?

Our front lawn runs right to the street, with no kerb. The edge of it sometimes gets driven/parked on and (for reasons I'll go into below) we can't simply prevent this. So it tends to get churned up ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Weed that looks like grass

I cannot seem to get rid of this weed that looks like grass. Can anyone tell me what this is
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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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How do I quickly remove crabgrass without too much manual labour?

My backyard is being overtaken with crabgrass again. It started later this year than last. In the early spring, I rented a de-thatcher/powerrake and cleaned up the year of a lot of dead material (to ...
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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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Family pool on lawn all summer - what can I do to help the grass underneath recover?

Like many families with children we have a large (15 foot) inflatable paddling pool taking up part of the lawn for the entire summer period (roughly May to Oct). When we pack away the pool, there's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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