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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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 ...
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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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