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Low durable plants of consistent height that are grown to fill an area aesthetically, to be walked on, or as a base for sports and recreation.

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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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What is best, seed in October and add topsoil or rototill, let it sit over winter and seed and add topsoil in April?

I am in 5a I just completely removed the sod and now my backyard is like bald, only the soil that was left after cutting the sod (see my previous question for some pictures) I think I have two options:...
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Can I rake and/or mow my lawn after seeding?

My lawn has some pretty big bare batches in it (some of which are there because I pulled out huge swathes of weeds), so about 2 weeks ago I put down a bunch of grass seed, raked the seeds into the ...
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Wild violets gone -now what ? What is the right sequence of operations to re seed?

My backyard was the largest plantation of wild violets known in North America. The grass was gone almost suffocated and in order to remove them I let them grow for the entire summer (so that they at ...
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Rooftop lawn on flat roof

We are building an extension to our home and the extension has a flat concrete roof. We would like to plant a lawn on this roof. Structurally the roof can handle the weight but now I have a few ...
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How much lawnmower oil is too much?

I have an old-style gas-powered lawnmower, regular residential size, and I just put too much oil in it. The dipstick measures about 3/4", and it looks like I went over by about 3/16". So ...
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Large lawn with patches full of weeds in northwest Mass

Looking for suggestions on the best course of action for our lawn scattered with weeds. Our property is about 1 acre in Greenfield, MA and there are several patches with particularly high weed density....
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Interpreting Soil Content Survey Results

We moved into our new-build property in November 2018, and have been beset with garden (more specifically, lawn) issues since the start. After badgering and persisting, our developer agreed to ...
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Is watering a lawn wasteful?

I'm wondering since evaporation is 24/7. Does it really matter when you water? If I water in the heat of the day it may cool my yard down and such the evaporation may be less. Plus since it is a ...
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How to cut calculated height with trimmer

I recently redid our lawn and it was beautiful grown turf (thanks to @bamboo) until the mice/rat (we can’t figure out what is that)next door ruined it and tried to dig places. Now from book of ...
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Repaired patches in my lawn, fantastic growth, but all died in the first week without rain

This spring I overseeded patches in my lawn, it was great because right after overseeding there was a period of about a month with daily rains. The results were fantastic, everything grew perfectly. ...
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What is the best way to de-weed a lawn?

As a very inexperienced gardener, what is the best way to de-weed a lawn? Having recently moved into a new house, the garden is generally in a very good condition- the previous owners were obviously ...
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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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Advanced Residential Turf Hydration: Potassium Polyacrylate vs Polyacrylamide

I am having a hard time finding concrete information on the pros/cons between Potassium Polyacrylate and Polyacrylamide. Both are super long polymer chains which are hydrophilic. Each swell up ...
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How can I get rid of my grub problem?

I have lots of yellow/brown spots on my lawn, and I think they are caused by grubs. I would like to know: How can I confirm that grubs are, in fact, the problem? What products are available to combat ...
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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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Hedge removal to lawn

newbie here! I’m looking at a little project to remove a (well existing) hedge that former part of our back garden when we bought a newbuild. There’s a fence behind the hedge. There’s a gradient drop ...
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How should I move on from my lawn?

My house has both front and back lawns, but I'm not really a lawn fan (high resource use, low utility, ecological issues, blah blah blah). I want to do something else with that space; the question is ...
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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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Is this Johnsonsgrass

I have it all over my newly renovated yard. I believe it was brought in with the back fill when they used to grade my yard after I installed a pool... I think it's Johnsonsgrass, or at least that's ...
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Will adding earthworms to my lawn enrich the soil?

I want to put some earthworms in my lawn to enrich the soil. Will it work?
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High Sulfur and alkaline pH on Soil Test for Bermuda Lawn

I did a My Soil Savvy test on my Bermuda lawn (Phoenix, AZ) and the Sulfur was 42.90ppm with a recommendation of 6-12. The test also showed my pH at 7.14. Any ideas on how to reduce the sulfur and ...
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Planting mounds - is it ok to flip grass, till, and pile container mix?

I'm planting three sisters and am preparing mounds 3' diameter and 1' tall. To begin I cut and flipped grass with a nursery spade then tilled it with a hoe. I then laid container mix on top. I'll use ...
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Small critter repellant recomendations

Anyone have any luck with small critter (chipmunk, squirrel,etc) repellant. I use Bonide Repels All but that doesent help. Thank you. 2500 square feet lawn in a wooded area of Illinois with Turf Type ...
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Removing top layer of front lawn for landscaping. Should we do it when the lawn is healthy or after we kill the lawn?

We want to get rid of our front lawn, which is not a very well maintained lawn. It's basically full of wild grass and weeds. There's also a big tree amongst the grass. We have very dense soil because ...
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New lawn has weed rampaging through it

I’ve just seeded a lawn about four weeks ago, and two days in I saw some green growth. I thought it was one of the clover varietals, but it turns out to be a plantain weed. Fast forward, it has ...
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How deep do the roots of weeds grow in a lawn?

How deep in the soil do the roots of weeds grow? Would getting rid of top 3 inches of lawn and putting in triple mix and sod get rid of weeds? (Our lawn has more weeds than grass).
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Re-sodding to solve weed problem without use of herbicides

Our lawn is overridden with weeds (mostly dandelions and clover). Part of the problem is we have not done much to maintain it over the years and also we don't use any herbicides. I wanted to tear up ...
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Is this a fungus?

I began seeing this all over a mostly shaded part of my lawn. Especially where I’ve fertilized and watering (hoping for grass seeds fo grow). What is this and what should I do?
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Why is my new lawn bumpy and how can I address it?

I laid a new small lawn which will be 2 years old this summer. I put a lot of work and new soil into getting it flat and level and I'm pretty happy with it aesthetically. It's mostly for show but I'...
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Is this a good plan to turn my lawn into a garden?

I have a lawn, your standard regular lawn. I eventually want to turn it into a series of plant areas with some kind of mulch or gravel in between, like you see sometimes. I want to start by planting a ...
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Need advice on Dethatching

I recently moved into a new home (Northern MA) that was seeded in Sep. The lawn wasnt maintained and I'm seeing some issues, namely dead grass (thatch?) and bare spots. Based on what I've read so far, ...
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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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Plant Identification - Long stalk, purple flower, growing in grass

Can anybody please help me identify this plant? A number of them were growing in some unmown lawn here in Ireland. Initially I thought it was a type of speedwell, but I'm not so sure. Thanks!
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How to get started with a lawn makeover

I shifted to new house last year and garden is a mess, now the time is good and sun is good. I wanted to find out how can I make my garden a lush green which is habitat to sitting in the sun/playing. ...
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Added vinegar and dish soap to kill clover. but it killed my grass. What should I do?

I heard that it doesn't kill the root so grass should regrow. I used 5% acidic vinegar.
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New construction, massive back yard…crappy lawn and flower bed! please help!

Its been two years since the house is constructed. I Live in New England region, prior to the new house the land had been over grown with bushes, trees and crappy plants. After construction, builder ...
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What are these white fuzzy growths on the soil of my lawn?

This morning, at about 11am, I went outside and found white fuzzy patches growing on the exposed soil of my lawn in a shady spot (in north-west England). It does not appear to be on the grass itself. ...
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Best gravel for parking in my yard

I want to put gravel area to park my 10x6 ft trailer on the side of my home on top of a grassy area not much monies to spend what kind of gravel a little how much
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Help identifying narrow red-leaved weed spreading across lawn in UK

There is a narrow leaved, red weed spreading across my neighbour's lawn. Can anyone help identify it, please? It looks like it may spread underground sometimes, as clumps of it are popping up across ...
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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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Lawn on an old sea defence

In our back garden now, we have mostly sandy topsoil sitting on an old Victorian sea defence, which is shingle. We trucked in literally tons of topsoil about 5 years ago, laid turf and all was well ...
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What is this lawn patch called and where can I buy it?

I bought a home and want to fix the lawn in my yard. There are big empty spots in yard without lawn. I was wondering what is the quickest way to get the lawn that will last long? I saw few people in ...
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Should I strip turf or use weed killer?

I’m figuring out how to completely strip and replace my garden. Do I need to hire a turf cutter, or can I can use weed killer to kill the lawn then rotovate it into the earth once dead? Is one (a ...
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Zoysia weeds, brown spots

I live in North Georgia (USA), and I have a few questions about the zoysia in my front yard (we moved into the house a little over a year ago so I'm still wrapping my head around what kind of lawn ...
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Possible lawn fungus, brown patches have spread

I am located in the chicago suburbs with kentucky bluegrass (sorry for the typo) as the grass type. We had a mild winter and am wondering if the attached (brown patches) are fungus. I noticied it ...
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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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Level lawn to Laying plastic shed with membrane

I have ordered a shed and whole slab pavement/patio seem like a big job I ordered plastic based 8*6 shed base with membrane. Now I want to lay it, some suggest we can just lay builder’s sand as base, ...
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How to kill stickers, sandburrs, goatheads, in Bermuda grass lawn

How to kill stickers, sandburrs, goatheads, in Bermuda grass lawn I remember a post mentioning something about treating while grass was dormant. I just don’t remember what chemical and how often? ...
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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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