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I have dead grass near newly laid concrete

I recently had a new walkway with a broom finish install at the front of my house. Within a couple days I noticed an area of grass was dead. Could this be due to spilling some of the sealer on my ...
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How do I fix my lawn?

It’s a new build where the lawn was laid roughly 1.5years ago. Last year I tried putting fertiliser on my hand but I either put too much or too little cause a lot of the grass went yellow. What do I ...
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Grass has completely disappeared despite consistent watering and fertilization

I live in Arizona. My lawn has slowly disappeared over the last year. I water it regularly and fertilize it according to instructions. The area gets consistent sunshine. The grass is probably Bermuda. ...
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Some animal is turning over my lawn roots. How to fix it?

I have a backyard open to a hill and without a fence. Recently, I have had some animals or an animal that have turned over my lawn almost every day last week. I found some grubs under the lawn, so ...
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Lawn: Newly sown turf grows at least twice as fast as the "old" turf

I sowed a new lawn 1-2 months ago. It grows more than twice as fast as the old lawn. I never water my lawn and it gets the same amount of sun for the whole lawn. No fertiliser either. However, there ...
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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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Round dead patches in lawn - Suggestions for cause (and remedy), please?

Location: Australia, Albury/Wodonga area (far north Victoria). About two months ago I noticed some brown patches in the Kikuyu lawn, which quickly became mainly circular 15-25cm diameter before slowly ...
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Need help identifying strange slimy substance spreading on my lawn [duplicate]

I'm curious what is this slime mass that started out just at one or two places, now is covering ±10 square feet of my lawn? My ideas are: some kind of fungus? animal dirt - but unclear what animal? ...
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Inherited the Garden - Workflow Priority [closed]

So I've inherited a large garden and now liable for any environmental issues with overgrowth... Is there a specific workflow to go off? Simply cutting back overgrowth and plucking weeds from between ...
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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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Repair tree-drop-caused compressed depression in lawn

Had a tree dropped on my lawn and now there is a pretty noticeable depression. They actually had a log there, for the dropped tree to land on. But then that log pushed down. Depression is sort of ...
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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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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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Toxic painted on gardens bed

I am new to gardening. I painted my gardens bed with toxic paint . Please what can I do to fix this. I do not know what to do . I am new.
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Why are there yellow areas in my lawn?

I have recently purchased a home in Illinois. The yard was in terrible condition before. There were big bushes growing all around the yard (as shown in picture two). Now there are only patches of ...
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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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When should I level my lawn?

Edited to answer questions in the comments. I live in an oldish house, about 125 years old. I'm a renter so I know a lot less about the house than a buyer would but have a friendly relationship with ...
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Could dead patches in my lawn be caused by blowing too many clippings into the same area?

I mow my lawn but I pay a company to fertilize and treat weeds. The company is telling me I have something called large patch and pythium. They’re telling me it’s going to cost $130 per treatment and ...
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Issue with grass that has a lot of crab grass. What do I do?

I recently filled in some low spots in my lawn with soil and seeded. The grass I planted has now sprouted a lot of (I think) crab grass. Do I need to rip up and re-seed? Or, would a simple chemical ...
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Identify this breed of grass that is struggling during winter - and help it

I need some help identify this breed of grass - to work out what it might need to thrive a little more. It is growing in SE Queensland, Aus and it's currently winter here. It gets very little direct ...
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How can I repair the short patches in my lawn?

My grass is growing quite unevenly before and after scarifying, over-seeding and watering and I'm looking for advice on what to try next. We own a new build property in the UK with clay-like soil. We ...
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Can you inject weedbegone into wild violet roots?

I am trying to complete eradicate the wild violets from my lawn The soil seems to be a little sandy when it gets dry so they seem to like it a lot 2Y ago I had to completely remove the lawn in order ...
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My newly seeded lawn is getting lots of weeds, what can I do?

I reseeded a lawn with lots of bare patches after removing all the moss. By the time the new seed is just starting to grow, it's already getting infested with dandelions and dock leaf weeds which both ...
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Good spreader for peat moss

I'm just wondering if anyone has a good suggestion for an affordable spreader that would work to distribute peat moss? I'm reseeding my lawn, and it's good to spread a fine layer of peat moss over it ...
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How can I help a newly sprouted seed lawn compete with faster growing clover?

I have exciting new grass seedlings sprouting, some weeds appear to be gaining: My basic questions: Is it better to manually pull the oxalis, or let the grass try and compete? If I pull, how much ...
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Rubble Soil - can i re-use when turfing

I have a lawn which was previously levelled. The previous owner filled it with rubble. I'm planning on getting the rubble completely removed, levelled and re-turfed. My question is can I improve the ...
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any recommendations for a dethatcher?

I believe my lawn has significant amount of thatch build up and so am shopping around for a dethatcher/scarifier. What features are important to consider in a dethatcher to be used for a medium to ...
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How can I push out field grass in favor of white clover?

In this question, I was asking about trying to deal with stubborn grass that won't practically cut with a reel mower. And in this answer, it's mentioned that these kind of grasses just get pushed down ...
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How do people reseed in a large lawn without irrigation systems?

We have been trying to gradually improve our relatively large 1+ acre lawn in western Massachusetts. We don't have an irrigation system so we seed a few areas at a time and use rotating sprinklers ...
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What causes turf grass to grow tall stems and few blades

Following up on this question, I took a few pictures today of the perennial ryegrass on our lawn. The lawn was last mowed five days ago. The stems grow thick and very fast, making the perennial rye ...
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What happens if perenial ryegrass is mowed high

My lawn has predominantly fine fescues, but before I knew the different kinds of turf grasses, I bought several big bags of Scotts northern seed mix, which turned out to be perennial ryegrass. Several ...
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Any advice for my grass problem?

I’ve got a little issue in my backyard with growing some grass. For starters, the yard is in a very sun exposed spot. I’m located in CT, USA. Last year I believe I had grubs in the yard which ate away ...
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Best way to encourage grass to grow through dirt?

I recently had a patio put in, and because my lawn had more of slope than the installed patio they used the dirt from the excavation to level the lawn to the patio. I had originally thought that I ...
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Need help interpreting my soil test results and fertilizer recommendations

The guy from the lab told me to use 13-13-13 fertilizer. my Lawn is 4000 sq feet, 1 (8 pounds/1000 sq ft) in April and 1 in May end. And then 1 each in September and October end. Also, use liquid ...
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New home yellow and patchy lawn from animals

If I thatch and aerate my lawn add some compost and seed will it help prevent this? should I add tons of seed or tougher grass?
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How to spring reseed cool season grass + pre-emergent herbicide

I did a bit of lawn repair last Fall in our front area, which was a reasonable success. I am thinking of doing the same to other parts of the lawn. I know that Fall is the best time for this kind of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Dead lawn, need help

I recently bought a new house in northern PA. This year when spring hit my backyard was a disaster. Most of it looked dead. None of my neighbors lawns looked like mine. As the weeks/months went on it ...
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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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Get rid of small silver maples along fence line and around pool area

I have a problem with silver maples growing along my fence line, the sides of the house, and around the pool. Along the house and the pool they are in a 2’ border of river rock. Along the fence they ...
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How to efficiently remove landscaping rock

I've got a section of yard with a considerable amount of landscaping rock (similar to https://texasgardenmaterials.com/product/river-rock-gravel/). It appears that many years ago someone had ...
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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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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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Should I keep my dogs off my lawn after overseeding?

I have a patchy lawn that I’m overseeding with a mix of tall fescue and micro clover. Should I keep my dogs off the lawn? If so, for how long? Should I worry about letting the grass reach a certain ...
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