Questions tagged [lawn]

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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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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How to clean and find if the garden is level

I am cleaning a house previously held by my deceased mother in law and now I am onto cleaning the garden and finding if the ground is level to set up cemented slab for base of a shed I ordered. I ...
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Dead lawn diagnosis and repair

I live in the Chicago area and a small dead spot started in July and has grown to this. Even though I dug up portions and didn't see any grubs, I treated for grubs. I contacted the county extension ...
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Is there a name for the tall reproductive grass stems?

I noticed that not all grass stems seems to be used for reproduction. When growing freely, it seems there are two heights of grass: there's the main ground-cover (stolon or tillers, maybe?), and ...
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What causes a yard to become lumpy?

What causes a yard to become lumpy and uneven. has just happened over the past few years. how do you correct it? thx
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When is newly seeded lawn too tall

Newly seeds lawn is 6 inches tall after one month. When should I mow it. It’s Beginning of October now in Smokey mountains. Should I wai until the spring to mow. I am worried it will start falling ...
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Light Green Grass patches?

I am trying to figure out what these light patches of grass in my lawn are? and how to get rid of them? They started to appear after I installed an irrigation system and seem to be getting larger and ...
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Prepration when replacing lawn with new variety of grass

I'm in Southern California. I'll be re-sodding a lawn that was/is primarily crab grass with either a fescue or Bermuda grass. The current lawn has been dying due to lack of water. After I have this ...
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Cheapest and easier way to turn lawn landscape to desert landscape

I'd like to convert my front yard from lawn landscape to desert landscape to consume less water and less maintenance, and I'd like it to be done in cheapest way possible without using any pesticide. ...
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Green algae on my lawn

I have cement base under my lawn therefore my lawn has just 7 inches of soil and then below that it is fully covered with cement. This is done to prevent water seepage in my basement so I can't drill ...
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Why is my lawn turning brown?

My lawn is turning brown. I am new to the world of lawns, having lived most of my life in cities, and do not know how to diagnose this problem. A few observations: The brown is patchy, not uniform (...
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How to stimulate recently-planted grass sod to send up new shoots

Well, it's September here in Texas and still in the high 90s and low 100s. About 2 months ago a landscaper friend gave me about 2 palettes of Bermuda Celebration sod and 2 palettes of St. Augustine ...
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Rocks and sticks in loam used by landscaper. What to do?

6 days ago I had a landscaping company perform a lawn renovation. The first few inches of the existing turf was removed and new loam was trucked in, followed by hydroseeding. Shortly after the ...
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What is this on my lawn?

I saw a suspicious flock of birds all over my lawn today. I went over to inspect the areas they where pecking, and saw this: In the past it has been grubs, but seems 1. late in season and 2. doesn'...
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Sow lawn in Glover field

We had a Glover field set up in part of our garden. Mainly for wildlife. I think that works as we saw a hedgehog a few times. However, it's not great to walk around in as the Glover gets squashed ...
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Crab grass along margins of lawn

My lawn is very healthy and happy, but all around the paved margins of the lawn crab grass is growing. The crab grass does not grow where the lawn abuts unpaved ground. For example, where there are ...
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How level yard after removing planter boxes

planter removed We have planters in our backyard that we would like to move to the side of the house. How would we level this ourselves without any big machinery?
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How can I clean up my lawn from weeds? What kind of weed is this?

I recently purchased a house last year, and am noticing that most of the lawn is weeds. There are a variety of different looking ones, but there is one type that is all over my lawn, probably taking ...
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What are first steps for a novice gardener?

After living most of my life in urban apartments, I bought a house in the suburbs and suddenly find myself with a lawn and garden to take care of. Apart from mowing, which I'm familiar with, I have no ...
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What are these white blades in my lawn?

As of a few weeks ago, I've noticed that my lawn has started to get a lot of white blades in it. When I look down close to the ground, the base level seems to be almost all white. What is this? Is ...
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What should I do with buried garbage/construction debris I found in my new yard?

I recently bought a new row home with what I thought was an adorable back yard. I started digging a shallow hole to plant a tree and noticed that about a half inch to about a foot down is where the ...
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Mushrooms pushing up

My buddy has 6 inch smaller and bigger, mushrooms growing under his lawn. All over his lawn. He wants to know why? Lol. And how to get rid of them. They are leaving huge and deep holes.
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Quick experiment to replace pavers with grass lawn

I am a total newbie here when it comes to gardening and lawn. I have a backyard made of paver tile which has gone bad over years, in the sense, too much weed is growing between tiles. To fix this, ...
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New lawn renovation

I've just bought a house and am trying to renovate the garden lawn. The issue is that the soil is a mix of rocks, bricks, plastic, dead grass, weeds and very dry soil. It seems to be just packed full ...
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Why is my grass doing better in the shade?

Supposedly there is "no such thing" as a grass that does better in the shade, only shade tolerant grasses according to one horticulture site I read. However, my grass is doing better in the shade. ...
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What should a new lawn look like after one week?

My yard was covered with a number of overgrown raised beds. Exactly one week ago, I: Pulled out the more noxious weeds (grapevine, milkweed, creeping charlie) Chopped down the remaining weeds and ...
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reseeding patchy lawn

I pulled out some weeds and tried to reseed both in the front and back yard, the back seeds sprouted and grew but the front yard just will not germinate. I seeded, watered and used the same grass ...
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Fast growing green ground cover. ID please

I think this came from my bird feeder. I like it because it’s growing in bare spots my lawn won’t. It looks nice and is soft on the feet. I’d like to find more to finish the other bare spots. It holds ...
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How do I trim the grass that's growing between the links of a chain link fence?

I have a long stretch of chain link fence, and there is some grass that grows into the links. When I try to trim it using a basic lawn trimmer, all that ends up happening is I chew up trimming wire ...
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Is this “ground cover”, from a lawn in New York, Medic or Hop Trefoil?

This grows almost ubiquitously in un-managed grass areas. I'd love to know what it is.
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How to fix compact soil causing brown spots in lawn?

I have several areas in my yard that are turning brown. After my irrigation system runs the appropriate time, I tried to stick a 6" screw driver into the ground. I had no issues around my lawn, ...
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Lawn fertilizer burn?

Is this light fertilizer burn? I used moss killer, lawn lime and crabgrass prevention+fertilizer in that order at least 2 weeks apart from early April to late May. New England Lawn.
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Is this a gopher?

I can't think of what the animal below is but a gopher. But it doesn't look like any gophers I see in other pictures. This animal is very quick, so it's hard to capture in pictures. But it seems ...
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Edging lawn with soil running over paver for years

My lawn soil has overflown to the paver for many years so some areas have 2-4 in of soil going over and at least 1-2 in thick on top. I am planning to rent a lawn edger to start the edging process. I ...
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Mower deck is losing power but the engine stays constant

I have a 2010 Toro MX5480 I’ve got an issue with. The belt recently shredded, so I went to the dealer and bought a replacement and got it installed with no problem. This seemed to create a new issue ...
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Do I use grass seed or just weed and feed for dead lawn spot?

So I sprayed some weed killer and now my lawn has yellow dead spots all over. Maybe I made a mistake If I know it looks like this, I wouldn't even try. So how do I fix this now? Option A: Rake ...
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How to seed grasses correctly if the area has moss and lack of sun

I just bought a bag of seeds from Costco: Pennington Smart Blend https://www.pennington.com/all-products/grass-seed/pennington-smart-blend My lawn has many dead grass spots due to some plants being ...
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When is the best time to apply GrubX and Weed&Feed?

I live in New England, USA. I had grubs two years ago that damaged about 10% of the lawn. It has been rainy here the past 30 days. When should I apply GrubX? I have lots of moss in some areas and ...
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I poured straight vinegar on grass, can I save it?

I poured straight vinegar onto some ant holes on my lawn. Yes, I now know my grass will die on those parts. Is there any way I can save it?
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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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Could watering a lawn with champagne help it grow better?

According to multiple Belgian and Dutch newspapers and magazines, a Belgian/Dutch millionaire (Salar Azimi) uses champagne to water his lawn. When asked about this in an interview (only available ...
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Herbicide for shameplant and not grass

My lawn has been overrun by the shameplant (Mimosa Pudica). It is a rather large area. Is there an herbicide that will kill the shameplant and not the grass? Some pics of the lawn here.
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Fresh Bermuda sod, completely filled with crabgrass — is this normal for the first year?

We just moved into a new home which had fresh Bermuda sod just laid a few months ago. Now that growing season has kicked in, it appears our "sod" was filled with more weeds than grass. Is this normal ...
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Sequencing for tick, weed and fertilize treatments for lawn

Northeastern US here in case that makes a difference in the answer. I have a back lawn as pictured below. Section A is a grassy slope and Section B is flat grass lawn. We have two small kids that are ...

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