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

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What is this grass with seed heads like wheat?

In north New Jersey, this grassy plant that looks like wheat is growing in my backyard. The seed part is light cream color and the leaves are thin. I don't have the exact height but they're more than ...
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How to transform an area of pasture to a vegetable garden?

What is the best way to transform a 300 m2 area of pasture land to a vegetable garden? I do not mean lawn, but real grassland previously cut down regularly by farmers to feed animals. https://www....
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What is this killing my lawn? (picture)

What is this? it's killing my lawn fast. What can I do about it? Background information: We applied Scotts Turfbuilder with Summerguard Fertilizer recently, don't know if that's related. The lawn is ...
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So, New Seed In July?

I know I know. It's July, and hot, but my lawn looks like garbage. I've purchased an electric dethatcher and aerator. I have a lot of thatch and brown/tan spots. Crabgrass is very frustrating to me. ...
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What caused this grass to die and how can I treat it

Trying to identify what has happened to my lawn. The first image with the long stripe was irrigated well so I don't think this is drought related. This is a Florida lawn with St Augustine and ...
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Are there any non-aesthetic benefits to planting grass?

I have a small patch of soil (let's say 4x4 meters) which passes as my front garden. Right now it has a small tree and a couple of tomato and pea plants, but the rest of it is essentially bare soil. ...
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What's the best way to get turf to grow on stone-filled 1m high gabion retaining garden?

I'm in the UK. We have leveled the bottom of our garden by means of using 1m high gabion baskets filled up with stone, and back filling the whole area again with stone which is about 30m2. The reason ...
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Identify this plant that's taking over my yard [duplicate]

What is this plant? This is slowly taking over my yard. You can see from one of the pictures that it's a vining plant of some sort. It will lay roots and then spread out. It came in to my yard a ...
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What kind of weed is this and how should I kill it in St. Augustine [duplicate]

I tried to take a closeup and a far away view. It looks a lot like the St Augustine but it's clearly not when looking at the root system. Thanks in advance! Edit: I think it might be crab grass. ...
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Did I use enough grass seed on my new lawn?

I recently used Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun & Shade Mix to start a new lawn from seed. I believe I followed the application instructions correctly when I sowed the seed 11 days ago, but I'm ...
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Minimal install of artificial grass for small enclosed pet area

I recently built a small enclosed outdoor area for my cats to enjoy the outside (aka a "catio"). There is a pet door for them to come and go as they please. Human included for scale. We also have a ...
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What kind of grass is this? KBG?

Trying to figure out what this grass is, because I like it. Very soft. I've been cutting my grass @ 3.5" mower height so its seems to get quite matted. Depending on the grass type maybe that's too ...
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How to lay gravel over grass

I would like to know how to lay gravel over a section of grass in my back yard which is currently a boggy mess. Is it a case of putting down a layer of hardcore mix followed by weedblock and then ...
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I still see grass seeds in my yard even I rake them

I used spreader to put some grass seeds in my back yard. I rake them thoroughly after that. After three days, I was checking my yard and still see bunch of blue grass seed on the ground. Do I need to ...
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Please help me Identify this weed and what herbicide can I use to get rid of it in St. Augustine Grass

I would like to identify and kill the weed shown in the image below and pointed out by the red arrows. It has very thing leaves compared to the St. Augustine grass and has these puffy type seed ...
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How do I make seed starting green mulch form newspaper?

I'm trying to grow some shade grass, but heavy rains washed my first attempt partially away. I've read that using straw is not the best idea because the straw had weed seeds nad needs to be racked ...
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What is considered a low maintenance lawn for the north east?

I've been reading a lot about types of lawn seed and lawn maintenance. It seems like KBG, ryegrass, and tall/fine fescue are the most common blends in the north east. It seems some are better for ...
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Drought and animal tolerant grass

This past winter our yard, which is frequented by dogs and pastured poultry, turned to a muddy mess. We're looking for a ground cover, probably grass, to try to keep it a bit cleaner. We're also at ...
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What are the steps for building a no till vegetable garden, and how late can I start it?

I'm looking at putting my garden along a creek bed in a part that doesn't flood, and was wondering how late I can start it, and if I need to do anything special other than planting the seeds.
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Mulch become soil, how many years till soil becomes too high that must be removed?

About 4 years ago, I put down 4 inch deep of wood chip mulch (cheapest kind bought at Home Depot), and then 1 inch every year after. I noticed lately, grass and weed have been growing much more than ...
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Zoysia Grass Overrunning Groundcover

I have a well-established area of Confederate Jasmine groundcover that is beginning to be overrun by Zoysia grass growing under the concrete curb border. Is there any way to kill the Zoysia without ...
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How long until I can over-plant grass seed after spraying Weed b Gon

I have 5 acres of backyard that used to be farmland. I planted grass, but I think I used the wrong kind, as it doesn't seem to be spreading. Now ~5 years later, the yard looks decent, but the grass ...
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Accidentally mowed poison ivy plant. Can I clean the grass?

So we forgot one small PI plant in the backyard and it got mown over. I see plenty of info on washing equipment with dawn soap and water, but what can I do about the contaminated yard?? I ask because ...
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Is this bamboo or just long grass?

After digging out loads of Buddleia plants and brambles I started hacking away at what I thought was just overgrown grass. However I've a feeling it might be bamboo. If so I would just like to know if ...
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Is this an undesirable grass or a weed?

I have some patchy weird grass or weeds growing on my lawn. You can see in a few places in the images below: Picture 1: you can see the longer wider grass blades scattered here. What is this? A ...
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How do I fix dead white patches in my lawn?

I'm in the process of trying to repair this lawn and I'm looking for advice on how best to go about it. As you can see from the attached I have a lot of white patches, a problem with dandelions and I'...
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What products similar to “lawn mousse” can I use my own seed mixture with?

There are a number of retail products on the market that allow you to attach to your garden hose and spray-fill areas of lawn that have been damaged. These products all contain their own seed mixture ...
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Killing ants without killing the grass

The front lawn of the house we rent is infested with ants. Can I use laundry detergent (liquid) to kill them without damaging the grass? I know dishwashing liquid will kill the grass, but will laundry ...
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Remove Clay Soil and Install new soil that is good for Bermuda Grass

I would like to remove the top 2 inches of my compacted clay soil and replace it with the best soil to grow Bermuda grass. In other words my current soil is garbage that nothing will grow in so I plan ...
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Killing Bermuda Grass

There's Bermuda grass gradually spreading from my neighbor's yard. I'd like it gone and replaced with some other type of grass. What are my options? I've tried a poison specifically designed for ...
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What is this grass-like plant?

What is this plant? I could not find anything.
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Uses of the scythe in a modern garden

Recently on a Basque TV channel from Northern Spain I saw a competition between two women scything a meadow against the clock. They were going almost as fast as a modern ride on mower, but were ...
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Please help me Identify this weed and what herbicide I can use to get rid of it in St. Augustine Grass

I have this weed taking over a spot in my St. Augustine grass. What is it and how should I get rid of it. Warm climate in South Florida. It seems to have small blueish flowers and the roots are ...
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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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Please tell me what kind of grass this is

This grass grows naturally in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
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Should I water new sod in the winter?

Part of my yard was dug up for utility work. They filled it in and put sod down. I'm in US Midwest and winter is upon us. The low temperatures have just recently begun dipping below freezing, highs ...
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Is this white fluff on my indoor grass bad for the plant, people, or pets?

For our cat, we have some grass in flower pots on the windowsill. I don't have the package with the seeds any more, it said something with cat grass. On some of the blades, there is some white fluffy ...
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How can I choose the best wood and wax to build an interior planter?

First post on the forum, please let me know how I can improve it before downvoting :) I would like to build a rectangular planter, (W: 40cm (15in), L: 1m (39in), D: 20cm (7.5in)), in which I would ...
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Weed identification in Queensland, Australia. What are these?

What are these weeds and how do I get rid of them? They're thriving in the dry soil while the grass struggles.
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Microclover Mix Lawns

What has been people's experience with microclover/grass mix lawns? In theory they sound incredible, but I'm afraid that the clover will be so hearty that it will take over the entire lawn. Here's an ...
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What is the latest time to split mondo grasses?

We have the black variety lining each side of our front walk. In Ohio, October is fantastic weather for growing, while November starts to get cold. How late can we split these clumps up? Will ...
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What would be a good grass, available in seed, to plant for ground cover in a forest?

We will be clearing invasive species from a badly overrun lot on Long Island. There are quite a few mature trees that will be left, but the ground will be mostly bare dirt when we are finished pulling ...
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What type of weed is this in my lawn?

I've searched a few times trying to identify the week in the picture below. I always find plenty of pictures, but it's photography pictures. rather than weed identification. I just bought my house a ...
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How much topsoil should be laid over hardcore before sowing grass seed?

I have an uneven back garden which i now want to level. There is also a lot of old brick and blocks of concrete in the garden which are ready to be skipped. I spoke to a builder and he recommended ...
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How to prepare lawn for overseeding

I've recently been renovating a small section of my lawn, which is going relatively well. I now would like to overseed the remainder of my lawn, which has many bare spots and is quite bumpy. My ...
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How to get rid of dirt that is lying on grass?

After doing some work in my garden there are areas of the grass with dirt on it. What can I do to remove it effectively? Picture source.
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How to get rid of grass between ground cover?

We just bought a new house, with a somewhat overgrown front garden. Mostly I need to do some pruning and shaping. They planted some ground cover, including ivy. Strangely, while the ground cover ...
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Pull Crabgrass before overseeding?

I'm planning ahead for over seeding this fall. There's a section of my yard that is virtually all Crabgrass. Does it make sense to pull it all up by hand or use a herbacide before putting down the ...
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How do I grow grass in a North Texas climate under trees?

I have giant bare spots underneath two trees in my front yard. The climate is that of North Texas near Dallas. The soil content seems to be a lot of clay and dirt that dries out easily. My house ...
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Tilling a yard to reestablish pleasant plant growth

all. Over the years the backyard has got pretty overgrown with unpleasant plants and such. Weeds, crabgrass, nasty vines, etc. We want to rent a tiller and tear up the first 6-8 inches of growth to ...

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