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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seeding a lawn over a ground stump

I had a large Maple tree removed and the stump ground last fall, then removed as much of the mulch as possible. Now I want to plant grass seed. there are still wood chips in the area that is approx 8-...
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Help in identifying this weed with toothed leaves, tiny white flowers, found under snow cover - FOUND: ID - Thlaspi arvense

I found this weed on my lawn under melting snow cover. It has toothed leaves hugging the stems; tiny white flowers in bunches; older and rounder leaves surrounding the flower bunches: Does anyone ...
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When is the best time to fertilize my lawn? And how often should I do it? [duplicate]

When is the best time to fertilize my lawn? And how often should I do it?
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Turning my existing lawn into something more presentable. Will tilling kill everything so I can start from scratch or do I need herbicide?

I'm in Eastern PA and as it's just the start of April - I would like to turn my poor excuse for a lawn into a nice, level, uniform grassy green lawn. It's currently very uneven with high spots, low ...
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I found a stray turtle. Will it cause damage to my garden if i bring it in?

I know and have read of the type of animals that you wouldn't want to have in or on your lawn, but none of them include reptiles. I want to keep the turtle until I can find a suitable home for it, but ...
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Best way to rescue overgrown lawn that sat all winter?

The Problem: Lawn grew very long last year, perhaps 8 inches (broken mower) Lawn has wintered in New England, only mild snow, but is brown and pressed down What is the best strategy to get it back to ...
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Cheapest and easiest ways to level my lawn

I bought this house 2 years ago, and one annoying aspect of it is that the garden 'slopes' towards the rear - see below This is becoming a problem now as I want to build a climbing frame for my son ...
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Install roll edging in lawn with variable slopes

I want to put roll edging in my yard to create clean breaks between the grassy areas and the planting beds. My yard does not have a uniform slope however. It has multiple grade breaks in all ...
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What's the shortest wait time for spreading pre-emergent AFTER putting down new lawn seed (patching)?

Q: What's the shortest wait time for spreading pre-emergent AFTER putting down new lawn seed (patching)? Specifically, I'm using 1) Scotts Lawn Soil (contains a fertilizer) 2) Pennington Smart Seed ...
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How do I get my lawn back to how it should be?

My lawn seems to be going downhill year by year. Every year I regularly mow, scarify, feed and I feel look after it well, but it seems to be getting worse year by year. The lawn is UK based, not ...
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How to revive a low nitrogen and rocky soiled lawn?

The situation is explained below in terms of my lawn with the question at the end I recently moved into a new home two years ago and by the looks of the lawn it was low in nitrogen. A little more ...
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Keeping healthy grass in play area

My kids play in my backyard a lot (4 kids aged 2-11). We've been in the house for about 6 months and when we moved in there was grass in the back yard. When we moved in the grass wasn't in amazing ...
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Why are my neighbor's front yard sprinklers causing a large water build up on my front lawn?

Whenever my neighbor's sprinklers go off it leaves a huge amount of water on my lawn. How come this is happening? See large puddle around the tree:
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Is there any harm in burying a cable 6-10 inches under the lawn?

I would like to dig a very narrow trench, nor more than an inch wide, by slicing the ground with a spade to form a line across my lawn. I will then bury the cable, and fill it back in with dirt and ...
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String embedded in overgrown lawn - how to remove?

A tenant/previous owner of my property dumped a commercial quantity of old plants which had been tied to overhead beams with a non biodegradable string. The area is very messy with high grass and ...
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How to reclaim my backyard that has turned into a swamp?

Problem Anyone on the East Coast of the US is probably aware of what a rainy year it has been. As of my writing this, the last six months in Northern Virginia have had more rain (1149mm at Dulles ...
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I want to Mow a 50 Acre lawn [closed]

How much it would cost yearly to mow a 50 acre lawn (by yourself or hire someone permanently) and what machinery should be used to cut grass to 2 inches once a week? 10 acres an hour should do the job ...
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Can I leave front yard without lawn exposed in winter?

I had enough with spending weekends plucking weeds. I decided to replace my front lawn grass with river stone. I used sod cutter to take out the grass (and weeds) completely. I am going to replace ...
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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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Before plating aerate or not?

It has been a couple months I have been working on my yard. Thank you all of your time and advice! My back yard was in bad condition. First I killed wild weeds cleaned and hired someone to trim my ...
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Lawn care: bagging vs mulching the grass clippings?

I'm sure this is an age-old question, but should I bag or mulch my acre of hilly odd shaped lawn? I hate the look of clippings on my lawn (and then brown clippings when they dry out). I hate the ...
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Removing Bermuda Grass

I have a small area of Bermuda grass in my lawn, roughly 30 square feet or so. I had a plan of getting rid of it by digging the area up in the fall, right before my yard is aerated and reseeded with a ...
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When to mow overseeded penncross grass

I have a small yard, about 450 square feet, that I have seeded with Penncross Creeping Bentgrass. I used seed. This is the second year and I overseeded this year because I had a few spots I damaged ...
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Japanese Beetle is destroying my lawn

How do I stop these pests - the Japanese beetle, from destroying my lawn? I have tried the nematodes - they did not work. I don't want to use pesticides. thanks
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Poor quality Lawn.

Lawn was set 28 years ago. The lawn was planted in June and a prolonged dry period followed. Grass was slow to appear,but weeds took off immediately. I suspect that sub soil was used, rather than top ...
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How do I remove the weeds in my lawn?

I have a grass lawn that is showing signs of weed invasion. Not sure the best course of eradicating the weeds. Lawn is in coastal San Diego. Mild climate. Not a lot of rain. I water every 3 days, 15 ...
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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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Four leaf clover only growing three leaves

I found a patch of lawn with a high percentage of four leaf clover (standard white clover), carefully dug up several four leaf stems with roots, and transplanted into a pot. But all the new growth is ...
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how to kill weeds without chemicals in front yard and garden bed?

St Augustine grass in my front yard is healthy, Luscious and thick. However there is one patch where weeds have taken over and keep expanding outward in 360 degrees. I've tried smothering it with ...
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Remove This Type of Grass

I just recently moved into a house with a large lawn and I've noticed that there is a type of grass that seems to be littered throughout. Firstly, what type of grass is this and secondly how do I get ...
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How can I encourage rhizome growth in my lawn?

My kentucky bluegrass lawn came out of last winter in poor shape. I don't know why. However it seems to be flourishing now and repairing itself with what I believe is rhizome growth. Even though it ...
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Is there a selective herbicide for crabgrass that can be applied during high temps?

I'm in Alabama zone 8a, and crabgrass is taking over my Zoysia lawn. I just purchased the home and was not able to put down a spring preemergent. The crabgrass infestation is pretty thick in spots and ...
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Why do many landscapers put gravel around the base of buildings?

Where I live, I've noticed many buildings have a stone/gravel barrier between the building foundation and the lawn or flower bed. Why is this? Does it prevent insect or pest infiltration of the ...
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Organic lawn fertilizer available in the UK?

Lots of organic fertilizers on the market but very little information to help choose between them. Can anyone recommend a good one that is available in the UK. Read great things about Milorganite but ...
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Identifying and removing this weed / clovers from my lawn / groundcover

There is one side of my yard that has this particular weed along with clovers. It was on the lawn last year, but this year it's gotten worse and is spreading into my groundcover bed. I'm going to ...
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Lawn becomes waterlogged during heavy periods of rain during Winter months

I am in the process of purchasing a house with a fairly decent sized garden (for us anyway) cica 25L/mtrs long by 8 L/mtrs in width. I am told by other people that we know in the road and by our new ...
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Please identify this weed in my lawn?

I've noticed below weeds at a corner of my front yard. It appears the weeds are germinating while killing my lawn. I can see more brown in that area.. I live in Fairfield, CT. I really appreciate ...
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What are these green weeds on my grass?

One month ago I used weed killer and waited two weeks to overseed and after seeing all weeds dead I overseed and used starter fertilizer and now I have some green weeds on my grass. What are they? ...
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Should I mow the lawn during a drought

There have been no rain the last month and it's now illegal to water the lawn. It's been a week since I last watered the lawn, and the long-term forecast predicts no rain the coming two weeks. I live ...
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Will mowing sprouting silver maple saplings eventually kill them?

I recently seeded approximately 600 sf of lawn and unfortunately the timing corresponded with my neighbor's silver maple (Acer saccharinum) dropping it's samaras. Needless to say the maple seeds love ...
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Is it late to seed? weather 90s , end of May.

I bought Turf Builder Grass Seed Sun and Shade Mix for my yard. I live in Kansas City and weather was around 70s but now all the sudden 90s and seems like it will be 90s for a while. Can I seed now or ...
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Seeding grass with milorganite

I used weed killer almost 2 weeks ago and I think I am ready to seed and fertilize. My yard is around 9.000 sq ft and backyard gets lots of sun light but my trees block the half part so half part is ...
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What is the cause of these round holes in my yard, potentially snakes?

I noticed round holes in my lawn over the last few days. My neighbor thinks they are snake holes. He is just taking a wild guess per his own admission. I am in Maryland and we have had a lot of rain ...
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If I just leave dandelions and clover in my lawn, what problems may happen?

There is a lot of advice on the internet about getting rid of dandelions and clover from a lawn: chemical herbicides, manual digging, organic weed remedies. I live in Denver, Colorado, USDA zone 5. I'...
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Lawn repair - Heavy moss, damp.

Location: UK I have recently purchased a house (Last November) with a large lawn to the rear. I am very new to gardening but have realised I'm going to have to learn quick if I want to make the most ...
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Could you please identify this weed in my lawn?

I live in Fairfield, CT. I've noticed a particular type of grassy weed starting to pop up in my lawn which is actually from last year but very noticeable from this year. Now that it's May, 2018. I'd ...
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How to prepare soil for seeding?

I have lots of weed in my backyard and I think I will seed for a green lawn! I was planning on installing sod but I think I will go with the seed. What should I do before I seed? Can I use weed killer ...
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How to overseed new sod on clay?

I have a new place on a quarter-acre lot. The sod has been out for a few months and still doesn't look like it has taken--even with regular watering. After reading a bunch of stuff online, I went out ...
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First apply grubex or weed killer?

I bought a house a couple months ago and I don't know anything about garden care but trying to learn :) My front yard in a great shape but backyard is bad. I think I have a mole problem and more than ...
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How do I rid my lawn of onion grass

I have onion grass all over my lawn and the lawn reeks of onion when mowing. I have been told that pulling them up should not be done because if you accidentally leave even the smallest part of the ...