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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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New lawn not rolled, just mud

The contractor we used did not level the 4 to 6 inches of topsoil after seating. Because our property is sloped the grass is now almost 6 inches high, but we cannot get on it to mow it because you ...
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How do I prep for tilling over my yard

I'm not a gardener by any stretch so I need some advice and a game plan for a very simple project I have. I have a small front yard (about 70sq ft or so) that recently got partially dug up to repair ...
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Rolling a lawn "sports field" in late July due to ruts caused by lawn mowers cutting too soon after a heavy rain, 8 ton roller bad idea?

The weight of the roller is way too heavy, the grass is perennial rye and kentucky blue. The soil is predominantly clay with several years of top dressing using mushroom compost and a course sand core ...
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Managing Annual Bluegrass (Poa Annua) on a Post-Emergent Basis

I've looked through the posts regarding managing Annual Bluegrass (Poa Annua) but didn't find what I was looking for. Most of them suggest dealing with it on a pre-emergent basis in the fall, which I ...
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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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Patching the lawn by adding seeds and then soil over the bald patches - when?

When is the best time to put seeds in your lawn to fill in the bald patches? Now (November) or in spring (March-April)?
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Improve drainage of lawn and boggy border

The lawn at the front of my house slopes down to where it meets with my neighbours half. Running down one side of it and in front of the garage is a border. In one of the photos you can see the end ...
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How can I plant Little Bluestem seeds into burned out turf?

We are converting an area of turf to meadow. The plan is to kill off the lawn grasses and seed in a number of warm season grasses and forbs. The Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) seed is ...
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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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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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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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Low ph lawn with high calcium levels

I am looking for recommendations how to fertilize while improving ph without further increasing the already high calcium levels. Any insights would be really appreciated.
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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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Does carpet of stars requires replanting?

I'm thinking to switch out my grass to Carpet of Stars (Ruschia Nana) but I read they last up to four years. Would like to know if I need to replant the carpet from scratch or do the seeds given out ...
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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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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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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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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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Brown lawn with weeds, how to remedy?

We have a house and the lawn is in this state. There are brown patches, there are barren areas, there are weeds. What are the steps to remedy this and 'bring' the grass back? FYI: We live in Los ...
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Do I need to roll the lawn?

My backyard has a turf since 2 years ago, when this model home has been built. However, I think the lawn has not been rolled, as when I walk around the soil is very loose, which I think has led to a ...
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Is this early bermuda grass or is it poa annua weed?

I'm new to yard work, had a lot of crab grass last summer and removed it manually. The bermuda is dead for the winter in Texas. I'm seeing green, I thought it was bermuda but now I'm learning it ...
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Why is this small section of my lawn brown?

This is the access area to the septic. HOWEVER, just two weeks ago this was green and overgrown. Tank was pumped out last year. I live in New England, temp as been mostly average, watering 3 times/wk, ...
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Should new lawn mower buyers purchase an electric lawn mower instead of a gas-powered lawn mower?

It seems like the world is transitioning to electric. Cars used to have carburetors. Then fuel injectors came along. People began buying cars with fuel injectors because they're superior. Now electric ...
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Looking for the best ways to clear a lot of dirt off the top of a lawn grown with Zoysia

This afternoon, I had an excavation on my lawn to replace a sewer pipe. While they did the best they could, my lawn is still heavily covered with dirt from the initial dig. What are the best ways to ...
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Does Poa annua always flower and produce seed in the spring?

I have been maintaining a relatively new lawn over the last two seasons (it was seeded two years ago). My primary goals right now are to encourage the lawn to fill in better/thicken up, and to keep ...
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How much topsoil on top of clay to level sloping garden

Hi I have a separated garden first is lawn and the second was a play area with a (10m x 6m)membrane over clay with bark. We have now removed bark and want a level lawn but my problem is how do I level ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can anyone identify this spreading weed?

This weed is all over my landscape and yard. It spreads like grass. It blends in with my St. Augustine grass and ends up in pots that are setting on the ground. I've tried Roundup and broadleaf weed ...
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What type of grass is growing in our lawn?

I’m struggling to identify the type(s) of grass in our lawn. Grateful for any help. Thanks.
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Work mechanism and added value of higher speed of simple sprinklers?

What is the use of higher rotating speed of standard lawn sprinklers (assuming there is a large family of similar non-special devices) you see around in Northern Western Europe and many other places? ...
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Sloping lawn with bad drainage

I have a small new build site lawn that is approx 5M x 3m sloping from 0 to 450mm. It is heavy clay soil that I want to level off, meaning I will have to build up 450mm. I am putting perforated ...
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Spring lawn revival in SE Pennsylvania

I have a relatively small area of lawn that surrounds my property and I'd like to take some steps to try to revive it this spring. I don't know the exact size, but generally machinery like gas-powered ...
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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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Which NPK range are lawn starter fertiliser?

When watching videos on YouTube they talk about lawn starter fertilisers, where it is important to use such when seeding, so the new seeds doesn't burn. But what NPK range are considered to be lawn ...
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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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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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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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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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What are the spikey patches of grass on my lawn?

I have moved into a new build house and the lawn already has "spikey grass" parts consistently over the lawn. Around 60 patches in an area of 50 sq metres. In places, around 1 inch taller ...
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