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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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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 law to the patio. I had originally thought that I ...
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What is this? Not: crabgrass, fescue clumps, quackgrass? Course and bright yellow?

I'm stumped on this one ... as I've tried to compare growing patterns with the forum and it doesn't quite fit the crabgrass. quackgrass or fescue clump category as it's not really concentrated in one ...
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Is it ok to bury concrete rubble under my garden?

I'm knocking down a garage in my garden. The builder has broken up the concrete slab but is stating the it should be ok to bury the rubble. I'm less certain. A broken up concrete slab will contain a ...
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How much lawn does two pounds of turf seed cover?

We purchased a two-pound bag of clover lawn seed. However, the Amazon page and the bag didn't say how much lawn that's supposed to cover. How many square feet should we use it over?
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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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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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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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What garden plants will help in waterlogged garden

I have a small square garden space 4x4 meters, where I just took of pavement slabs and stones to reveal a mixture of aggregate, pebbles and clay under a 20-25 cm of soil, not the best grade, though. I ...
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How long do three-cornered jacks last?

How long will it take for three-cornered jacks to break down on their own? To be clear, I’m referring to the actual prickles and not the weed. I’m asking because I’m getting on top of our weed problem ...
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I removed the sod last year. Do I need to rototill before seeding this spring?

I removed the sod last year and now I am waiting for the temperatures to raise so I can seed. From what I am reading Early in April is the best time here in Toronto (5a) Do I need to rototill before ...
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Flowers in the lawn (UK)

The garden where we're moving to is mostly mud where there once was lawn. We are going to relay the lawn but I would very much like to have those tiny daisies and buttercups growing in the lawn as ...
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Do you know the ecological consequences of the removing of all grass from the soil in the urban area?

I understood that the stack-exchange has no site about ecology so I decided to post here. I am sure that in the childhood you all have read a lot of fairy tails and fiction about imaginable countries ...
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If my lawn has started growing, should I start cutting it?

Normal recommendations would say it is too early to begin cutting in northern England, but my small ornamental lawn has started to grow already. Is it reasonable to take this as a sign I should begin ...
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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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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 to encourage joining of turfed lawn's seams

A professional laid turf down for me last week and I've been watering it every day since. Looking at the picture below, you can vaguely see the lines of the turf edges. Over the course of the week, ...
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How does one maintain a crisp lawn edge?

The wife and I just spent 30 minutes creating an edge for our lawn. We've done one side so far. We used a lawn edge knife and edge shears. I often see people with crisp edges for their lawns, how do ...
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Redoing the lawn and improving soil

I'd like to start over with growing lawn and some plants on a small patch of garden (20-25 m2 at most). I removed the weeds/existing grass from the top by digging through it and noticed that the ...
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Chemical for removing Couch grass from Kikuyu grass

Is there any chemical I can use that will kill invading Couch grass but leave the Kikuyu grass alive?
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What's the right way to modify an inclined backyard for an outdoor playset?

I plan to install an outdoor playset/swingset in my backyard. My concern is the backyard is inclined, and the playset will be at the lower grade. What's the right way to flatten the yard (where the ...
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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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Why don't professional lawn scarifiers have moss removal tools?

Why is it that professional lawn scarifiers don't have these moss removal tools?: The cheap ones have, but the expensive petrol powered Stihl and AL-KO doesn't. Husqvarna doesn't have a petrol driven ...
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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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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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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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