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How tall and how dense can an electric Reel Mower with a max speed of 1500rpm and torque of 4.2 Nm cut?

What happens if you use an electric reel mower with an RPM of 1500 rpm and torque of 4.2Nm. will a Reel mower be able to cut thick and dense grasses/weeds?
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Looking to lay a new lawn in the UK that is slow growing

I'm about to create a new lawn in my new house. The area is about 60m2. I got pretty bored of mowing every 2 weeks in our last house with a similar sized lawn and this house already has an existing ...
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New sod fertilizer St. Augustine

New St. Augustine sod was installed one month ago. I live in southwest Florida. Garden centers are recommending 19-0-19 or 16-0-8 or milorganite monthly. This seems to be an issue with phosphorus for ...
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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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Unknown spreading weed

I live in Eastern NC. I have a pink flowering plant (weed) all over my lawn. It grows and starts expending each plants width. The pink flowering plant eventually turns brown and turns into hard ...
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Petrol mower for the one reason that it can be left outside, but I don't really like petrol powered devices

I currently have a small, lightweight and inexpensive electric lawn mower for my small garden. I have to carry this mower down to the cellar after every use. This makes the house dirty as the cellar ...
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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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What ground cover plants can thrive under my rain barrel spigot?

I have a rain barrel with a spigot in my yard. I try to be careful, but the ground around the spigot is taking a beating. It gets pounded by water from the spigot and I tread on it frequently and ...
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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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Lawn Care Question: Battery vs. Gas Powered

As a new homeowner, I'm investigating the value of buying battery-powered or gas-powered lawn equipment. Since this is a sizable purchase, I wondered if any experienced homeowners could point me in ...
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What to do when front lawn grasses are becoming sparse?

The front lawn areas to the right of the mailbox are becoming sparse with grasses. Is there a fix to make them grow dense again like the lawn in the top left of the picture?
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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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Horrible lawn over compacted canal drainage [closed]

Moved into Del home a year ago and lawn looks horrible. Much is dead and unable to penetrate the compacted 12”+ of de-watered canal drainage. Have kept up with using the irrigation system as ...
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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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Please help identify and eradicate this lawn pest

These creatures are living in my lawn. They seem to appear only during the summer, for the last three years. I think they’re killing the grass, perhaps by chewing on the roots. Or, at least, the grass ...
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Why is my fescue wilting?

I have replanted my entire front yard lawn with fescue grass. I scraped off all the existing grass and all weeds. Then place a pervious mat to reduce new weeds from coming through. On top of this mat ...
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How could I remove these patio slabs to create a lawn? [duplicate]

I'd like to remove the patio slabs and lay some turf or plant lawn seeds on the top level of this mid terraced London garden. My plan also includes removing the brick retaining walls from the ...
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Can mowing weeds cause them to spread?

I know that there are plants that can sprout from cuttings, so I wonder about this. I have a mulching mower that deposits clippings back on the lawn. There are some weeds like thistles and violets ...
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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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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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Is this plant Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia)

I have the following plant growing in a part of my lawn in the UK. I originally thought it was some kind of clover, but after taking some images I wasn't to sure. A Google reverse image search turned ...
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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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How can I fill sink holes?

We recently purchased a 5-year-old house. It's a 3-acre lot with the house built on a raised hill in the middle. There are a couple of spots at the edge of the "developed" yard where the ...
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Can snowdrops in lawn handle low mowing?

I’m hoping to plant some snowdrops in my lawn in the fall. I mow my lawn short to keep the weeds at bay: 1.5 inches. What will happen to the snowdrops if I mow them that low? I would only mow in late ...
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How to plant wildflowers on lawn

I have a bijou patch of grass in front of my house, that for reasons I won't go into has been "mowed" with a strimmer (weed wacker) repeatedly. The lawn is basically trashed, lots of moss ...
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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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New owner of large lawn, struggling to demoss & deweed

I have never owned a garden before in my life (and as such, am only now learning that lawns need maintenance), but: I bought a house about 18 months ago that has a lawn roughly about a third of an ...
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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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Identify lawn weed with bulbous root

What is the name of this weed and what is the best way to get rid of it. Finding them in my lawn. Based in South Africa
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Does foot traffic on frozen turf cause damage?

When turf is wet and cold in winter it is very susceptible to damage - it can be destroyed in heavily used areas quite quickly. But what about when the ground is frozen? Is the damage caused by ...
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How do I replace an existing lawn with new?

I’m going to be renovating my garden early next year. It’s currently a grassed garden which has been untouched since it was build around 1975. The estate was built on fields and the garden is that ...
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How do I fix my muddy, boggy clay lawn?

My lawn turns into mud between October and April every year (UK), and then in the summer becomes almost impervious to garden forks. If I do manage to break the surface, it's still fairly damp ...
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Help with lawn preparation - Adding top soil and turf to bed of clean limestone

We have had issues with drainage in the back garden and so have laid land drains (perforated pipe, wrapped in geotextile terram t1000 backfilled with clean limestone 20mm - we were planning on putting ...
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Cats regularly defecate in my garden. Is there really nothing I can do about it?

I have a small lawn area and cats from the neighborhood regularly come into my garden to defecate. The neighbor says you can do nothing about it, just clean the poop away. All products that promise ...
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How do I turn this leaf-covered area into a grassy yard?

This yard was full of brush and trees. I have cut down most of the trees I want to remove and used a lawnmower to get rid of all the brush. The ground is now covered in years of leaves, probably an ...
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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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Help identify and remove a weed

I have noticed this weed taking over my lawn (I live in Texas) and parts have overrun my St. Agustine grass. Any idea what it is and how to eliminate it?
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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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Creeping thyme as lawn cover for large lawns?

I've read some articles on how creeping thyme can be used as lawn-cover instead of grass. It all sounds too good to be true. (No mowing, stays green even during dry times, blocks out other weeds...etc)...
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Stone edging without the trench. What options do I have?

I have stone edging but I do not want a trench like edgers do. I just want the lawn cut as close as possible to the edge. What options do I have? I do not like the trench like cut that the edgers like ...
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What is this plant and how do I get rid of it?

I live in the high desert shrub steppe of central Oregon. I recently tilled and sodded my back yard (which was previously just bare desert), and I have this unidentified plant growing in several ...
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I killed a large section of my lawn with baking soda and vinegar -- tips for recovery?

Last weekend I cleaned off a number of random items at my house. I scrubbed with baking soda and diluted vinegar and then washed them off with a pressure washer. I made the unfortunate decision of ...
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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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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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How can I save my garden?

My garden has slowly turned into a wild garden with more weeds than grass. The weeds were flowering yellow before I cut last week (I now wish I had taken a photo!). Its small - 7x4 metres. Is there ...
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Looking for suggestions on whether I should tear up this lawn or try to condition it

I have a front lawn that needs some major help. Trying to determine if I need to tear it up or try to condition it. I have a skunk that is digging small holes, but when I dig for grubs I don't find ...
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Safe options for sandfill for synthetic turf?

I purchased some synthetic turf, just for a small area (approx 2x1m), and when reading the instructions it mentioned about needing to use dried silica sand as the sand infill. Because I was having ...
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