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

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How to fix patchy garden and turn in into lush garden

Following are the photos of my garden, It isn't anywhere near lush. to sit and enjoy. I wanted to find out how to make it lush and healthy. Why is my grass patchy, have flowers in them and other ...
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How to use charcoal ash for

I have a lot of charcoal ash after doing BBQ and it is hard to throw it but I read somewhere, it can be good for grass, I have got patchy garden and my goal is to make it beautiful and lush. Will ...
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Thick/dead stalk issue in lawn

Bit of a newbie but been trying to get my lawn looking better this year. I over seeded and fertilised in late April. Grass is growing fine and the actual grass is looking ok, however, I have lots of ...
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Garden pest, fern or grass?

I have this plant crop up all over my garden. The stem is somewhat brittle which means you can't uproot it easily. It just snaps off. I don't know if it is a fern or grass or shrub. It likes sandy and ...
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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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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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Identification of lawn grass. Particularly blue, soft, dense, and low growing

I recall from my youth in south-central Indiana, a particular patch of grass in our lawn that was blue, so very soft, low-growing, and dense. It was always so lush, even when the other, typical KY ...
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Can your lawn benefit from going to seed? e.g. Can it overseed itself and grow thicker?

I did some research and I mostly read that it's a bad idea to let your lawn go to seed. However everyone who says that is someone who's selling grass seed. So I'd like to hear from an unbiased, ...
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Why are the stems of my grass so much taller than the leaves?

I'm not sure if I am misunderstanding what I'm seeing here, but it looks like my grass is mostly stems growing really tall and the leaves of the grass laying out down towards the ground. I just moved ...
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How can I harvest my own grass seed?

I have a kind of perennial evergreen grass that I would like to spread around the yard. How can I save seeds from the plants efficiently ?
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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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Looking to lay a new lawn in the UK that is slow growing

I'm about to create a new lawn in my new house. The area is about 60m2. I got pretty bored of mowing every 2 weeks in our last house with a similar sized lawn and this house already has an existing ...
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Identify - Spiky grass like plant invading lawn

I just moved to a new place and my neglected lawn has lots of these spiky "grasses". They seem to be very resilient, difficult to pull out and need a good bit of forking to get to the roots. ...
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What kind of grass is this, and how can I keep it out of my garden

I have a thick, beautiful lawn that borders my garden. Unfortunately, I am struggling to keep the grass from infesting my garden. I have used a variety of herbicides, mostly RoundUp, along the garden ...
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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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Grass + Shrubs - Shade causes growth problem

I have a part of my yard where there is a big maple tree that provides shade over a line of shrubs and a patch of grass. My property is also along a moderately busy road where a lot of cars do pass ...
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What grass or weed is this?

I had to reseed my lawn after a room addition. I let the weeds germinatr for months and killed everything with Roundup. I then laid down premium seed but I am wondering if there was a bunch of fescue ...
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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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Convert yard with grass into vegetable garden

I want to convert my backyard into a vegetable garden. The area consists of mostly patchy grass and some weeds. The plantable area has plenty of sunlight. The sod is 3 inches deep. I want to plant ...
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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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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 to protect your grass in the winter months

We have a small lawn and very active in the children. In the winter when it is wet the grass is completely destroyed mostly from games of soccer. What can we do to protect the grass other than ...
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What grass type is this - Sydney, Australia?

Looking to oversow some patches of my lawn and am hoping to match up to the existing grass type. We are in Sydney, Australia. Does anyone know what grass type I have?
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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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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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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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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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