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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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Identifying grass type

I just purchased a house in climate zone 6a (Ohio), and I'm trying to figure out what type of grass I have - so that I can accordingly fix my lawn. Here are some pictures: I want to be 100% sure I ...
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Why is my Zoysia grass turning red?

I live in zone 9b, South Texas. For two springs in a row, I've been having an issue whereby patches of my Zoysia grass starts turning red. Over time, the grass flattens and loses density. The blade ...
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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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Weed control 1 year before installing turf

I want to install irrigation and turf in my backyard sometime next year. Related questions have been asked, but the focus is mostly about soil preparation. In my case, a variety of grassy and ...
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Will amaranth directly seeded into grass grow?

In USDA ZONE 4A finally thawing out, and I plan to grow some amaranth this summer for grain/lettuce, so I was wondering if it would be acceptable to plant amaranth directly onto the soil right now (...
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What is this plant with mottled leaf in my lawn?

I had a grass lawn put in last fall after solarizing a north facing bed of English ivy. This spring these largish mottled leaves started appearing in my lawn. I have no idea what they are since they ...
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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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What plant is this interesting yard weed?

I'm wondering if anyone knows what this plant is growing in my yard in semi-shady areas in the mountain region of Virginia...that is the toe of my tennis shoe for size reference.
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Lawn substitutions for yard with active dogs

We have two active Collies and they are destroying the lawn. I don't like grass that much, and it's not holding up to the abuse, even though it's supposed to be a high traffic grass. They are not ...
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What harm can moles do to my garden?

In the last year, we've started seeing more and more moles in our large lawn area... From the odd hill at one corner to many all over. I know moles are a big problem for those aiming for perfectly ...
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How long after last frost before lawns need mowing?

A subset of the title question is: What temperature do lawns consider a frost? 32F? 30? 28? By "consider a frost" I mean get knocked back or prevented from growing. So if lawns frost at 32F, then how ...
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Safe Weed Killing in a lawn

My question is this : Given the type of Grass I have as pictured below and all these different kinds of weeds I have - what kind of weed killer do I need to use to kill the weeds and promote the ...
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First time home owner, leaky basement, and a poorly graded yard.

First time home buyer here looking for some insight on proper drainage around the base of my house. I'm looking at digging a french drain on the side of my house because water pools there when it ...
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Reviving a lawn, needing some specifics on grass and ID

Good evening Landscapers. I hope you are all well. I've looked around the web and am excited to be here; I wish it was under better conditions. I'm a renter who has, to be frank, neglected his lawn, ...
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Bring pachysandra back to life

A large patch of my pachysandra covering was ripped up by trucks last May. See the white oval in the picture. I was expecting it to come back during the summer but I didn't. What can I do the bring ...
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How to turn a field of high grass/shrub into lawn or food forest?

I have a 1.5-acre section that has not been properly maintained for many years. It is covered with high grass with some shrubs of willow, gorse and broom: (the grass is actually much higher now as ...
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Rainbird DIY vs Professional irrigation system

I want to install an irrigation system. It seems that their are 2 options. Rain Bird ETI A legit controller, valves, and a valve box. I don't understand why anybody would choose to do option number ...
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How to avoid damaging waterlogged lawn in winter?

We have quite a long lawn with my woodworking workshop at the end. In winter the lawn —like the rest of the UK— becomes quite wet. I still need to get to the workshop. However it's slippery and ...
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How can I improve drainage in a rainy area lawn with little manual labour?

My back garden is very boggy ground and it is located in the midlands in Ireland, so this is common. I tried planting trees to take the excess water and that seemed to help for nearly a year, but in ...
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Is there an optimum time to mow the lawn?

I am looking to buy a robot lawn mower for my newly laid lawn. These mowers are designed to make small cuts but to be used often. This I understand to be beneficial. They are capable of being ...
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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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How can I fix these light spots in my lawn?

In the picture below, you can hopefully see some lighter spots on my lawn, marked by yellow lines. Does anyone know why I have these? Do I need to fertilize more often? Is this a fungal infection? How ...
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Does a sprinkler or spray nozzle increase the PSI exerted on a garden hose?

I am looking to buy some garden hoses and I want to be sure they will be strong enough to use with a sprinkler, spray nozzle, or drip irrigation system if I buy one in the future. My water pressure ...
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What is this low-growing weed with narrow stems and yellow flowers, and how do I exterminate it?

My lawn is "Blue Couch" (Digitaria didactyla). It's a pretty hardy grass and tolerates most weed killers that you can use on couch grass (Cynodon dactylon, Bermuda). What is this creeping weed that ...
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Bagger or leaf blower?

I am surrounded by woods and have been bagging leaves and dumping in the surrounding woods. I also have used baggers to cut unwanted grass if it looks as if it's going to seed.I recently purchased a ...
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Glyphosate accident on lawn, how to repair?

I thought Glyphosate was safe on grass so sprayed it liberally on the weeds in the beds and clearly have splashed the grass. What are my options to repair? What do you recommend? Would I noticed the ...
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Dark and light core plugs after aeration

I got my lawn core aerated the other day. Some parts of the lawn have core plugs that are a nice rich dark color (at least I think this is nice/good). Other sections of my lawn have core plugs that ...
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Restoring a damaged lawn

The previous owner had a trampoline over one patch of grass, and there used to be a huge conifer over another area. Also, i accidently sprayed an area of the lawn with glyphosate, so it looks like all ...
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For lawn, does fertilizing average soil make loam or topsoil less necessary?

In a perfect world, you'd add the best loam, top soil, manure, etc, then sprinkle the best fertilizer upon it, etc. But I'm asking for the average person, who's on a budget and working 60hrs per week ...
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Looking for exact name of Grass weeds [closed]

Hello I am working on grass weed detection. I have captured three different types of weeds from my Univ lawn. But I want to know the name of those weeds.
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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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Caring tips for a new lawn

I live in El Dorado Hills, CA (northern CA). A new lawn (~150 sq ft) was laid ~5 month ago. I was told by the builder that they planted 90/10 fescue/bluegrass sod for grass. I have been trying to ...
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Can I Combine Pre-emergents

Some pre-emergents are good for stopping things like crabgrass and annual rye-grass (e.g. Halts) while others are better/made for broad-leaf weeds like dandelion and clover (e.g. Gallery). Question: ...
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Why is my bermuda grass dying in the sides of the house, but doing great in the middle?

My Bermuda grass keeps declining in the sides of my yard but is growing great in the center of the front & back. The same pattern of growth is occurring to all of my neighbors as well. I live ...
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Mowing newly seeded grass

Planted grass seed 3 weeks ago. The grass is well over 6 inches; however, I read that I should wait 4 weeks before cutting. Should I keep waiting?
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Core aeration vs. liquid aeration

I was planning to rent a core aerator this fall to aerate my 10,000 sq ft lawn in Massachusetts but I stumbled upon a liquid aerator/dethatcher. Does the liquid version actually work or is it sub par ...
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Mysterious brown patch in our lawn

Over the course of 5 days I suddenly have this brown patch in my front lawn. There are no grubs when I dug up the grass and the roots seem strong. I haven't fertilized since the spring. The only other ...
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How do I have grass regrown on a lawn without restricting traffic?

Here goes a picture of some location in Eastern Europe. The plant with roundish leaves is Plantago and it totally belongs there. So in the right upper corner is asphalt road. Left of the scene (not ...
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What is this weed and how do I kill it without killing the grass?

What is this weed and how do I kill it without killing the grass? I've tried different brands of the usual spectrum herbicide that kills everything but doesn't kill grass, and everything - like ...
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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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What white weed/fungus is in my lawn?

Looking for help / diagnosis of this issue that is creating white patches in my lawn. Charlotte, NC area.
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How can I get rid of the moss growth on my lawn, and improve its overall health?

I have a large-ish garden and I live in West Yorkshire, UK. I moved to this house in December of 2016, and it is only now that things have settled down and I am able to spend some time doing gardening....
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What caused this grass to die and how can I treat it

Trying to identify what has happened to my lawn. The first image with the long stripe was irrigated well so I don't think this is drought related. This is a Florida lawn with St Augustine and ...
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How can I remove crabgrass from a Zoysia lawn, and flower beds?

We just bought a new house in Orlando. The home is great but we noticed crab grass taking over and a few other weeds. I'm a total noob with grass stuff, although I'm researching all I can. The grass ...
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Is it cost effective to reseed my own lawn?

My lawn is in rough shape. I live in Colorado and I have no shade so over the years the sun has killed off the sod I planted. This fall I plan on reseeding with drought tolerant seed. I have been ...
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Lawn top dressing - how much and how long does the grass need to get through?

I have a very low spot near a pathway I just built and a pile of soil that resulted from the excavation of the soil. I want to put the soil over the grass that is there, but I would like to know the ...
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It it possible to soften hard soil without removing a lawn?

My lawn was done some 2 years ago but I had many problems: it wasn't level, and in some spots it was very hard (probably due to compaction and clayish soil). The people who did it told be it would ...
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Identify this plant that's taking over my yard [duplicate]

What is this plant? This is slowly taking over my yard. You can see from one of the pictures that it's a vining plant of some sort. It will lay roots and then spread out. It came in to my yard a ...
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What is this weed and how can I get rid of it?

I have this stuff all through my lawn and garden. Normal weed killer had no effect on it. I want it gone. This is a section of the lawn: This what it does in the garden when it's not mowed:
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Can you patch your lawn using not the entire roll but pieces of it?

I have small holes or gaps in my lawn because of squirrel work or because lawn died. Can I cut pieces from a roll and patch as needed ?