Questions tagged [weed-control]

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How to/should I get rid of these weeds

I have these weeds in my front yard that is infesting my lawn. I have already pulled out 20-30 of these little cabbage looking weeds and there’s a 100 more to go! These things leave nasty holes in the ...
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Any weedkillers that are safe for Catnip and Catmint?

I have an area full of catmint and catnip that I'd like to spray to control for weeds. Unfortunately, all the "Kills weeds and not your lawn" products I could find will target for catmint/...
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I found a blue plastic tarp about 6 inches under landscaped area in the front yard. Can I remove it?

I have encountered a curious situation I'm hoping someone can solve. When I started digging a hole to plant a young bush in my front yard, I saw 1-2 inches of wood chip mulch, then a black landscaping ...
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Finding my way out of Kikuyu Hell

I have a problem with Kikuyu which feels like its "too hard" for me to deal with, and I'd be grateful for any advice, thoughts or productive comments. My property is in Auckland, New ...
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Options for lanscaping around pool and foundation

When we first moved in, the plants around the pool were severely overgrown and seemed to provide a nice habitat for roaches/in that liked to swim in our pool. Last summer we removed all the bushes ...
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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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Controlling a thorny vine in a wooded area

First, if somebody can identify this thorny vine, I'd certainly appreciate it. It seems to be extremely common in wooded areas of Northern Virginia. It is roughly as thick as a plastic drinking straw ...
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How to get rid of this plant

This plant (or different plants?) has started to spread across my lawn. What is it and how can I get rid of it without harming the grass? If it is relevant, I live in northern Mississippi.
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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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Are woven geotextile fabric really permeable?

I plan to build a garden path covered with pine barks. To prevent weeds there should be some kind of ground cover under the barks, and this cover must be water permeable. I bought a woven geotextile ...
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Trimmer Line spool too loose inside head

I have a single line auto feed weed whacker, that I've bought replacement line for. The problem is that the line I bought is wound around a spool thats about 10cm in diameter, so when I wrap it around ...
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Weeds in paver spacing: help with identification & suggestions

Probably due to the age of the house (~30 years old), a lot of weeds now grow in between pavers in my backyard. I read that I can use polymeric sand to fill in that space, but that sounds like ...
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How to kill weeds (see picture) without killing tall fescue grass

Does anyone know what the weeds are called below? In addition, does anyone know how to remove them without killing the tall fescue grass? There is a lot of land so picking the weeds is not a realistic ...
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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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Can leaves be used as a good mulch?

Wood chippings are often used as a natural mulch but I have a far greater abundance of leaves since my property is surrounded with beech and sycamore (a type of common maple) trees. Clearly these ...
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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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Killing weeds with a drill

Does anyone know if killing weeds mechanically using a rotary tool like a drill work? For example, the 'Weed Spinner': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld96e0mOrs4 How come they aren't so widely used ...
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How do I make weed killer at home?

I am looking to maintain a small patch of loose rock/pebbles in my yard: There's a fair bit of weed growing through the pebbles. I am hesitant to use Glyphosate as its an over kill and I've heard has ...
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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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What is this extension of my Mango Tree? Is it weed or is it helpful for it?

My 3 year old Mango Tree has some kind of extension on it. What is it? Should I remove it or let it stay?
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Manage weeds around parkway strip with maple trees

Current State: I have a parkway strip of about 500 sq ft in MA. The picture included is 30 percent of it. Rest of it is also similar to picture. I have about 5 maple trees (2 year olds) in there. ...
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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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New weed with long root runners - need to identify and eliminate

I have some weeds growing in the garden, but don't know what it is or how to get rid of it. Your help is appreciated. I have an area of shrubs with barck mulch all around. I noticed these green ...
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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 long should I leave after spraying a glyphosate weed killer before I cut back the weeds?

I have applied a glyphosate weed killer and I can see that over the course of a few days the leaves will wither and after a couple of weeks most are completely dry and shrivelled. When I am clearning ...
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Ant hills replaced dead grass

I used a general purpose weed killer to kill off clumps of grass in my driveway. Now all of those dead clumps of grass have been replaced by tons of ant hills. What’s going on? Do I need to be ...
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Grass For Low-Maintenance Drainage Ditch in Austin Texas

I'm trying to figure out what would be the best grass to plant in a drainage ditch behind my house. Specifically, I'm looking for something that best meets the following criteria: lowest maintenance ...
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What kind of weed is this taking over the yard?

Can anyone identify this? It's starting to take over parts of my yard. I'm in Chicago, if that helps. Once we identify it, any recommendations to mitigate it?
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Added vinegar and dish soap to kill clover. but it killed my grass. What should I do?

I heard that it doesn't kill the root so grass should regrow. I used 5% acidic vinegar.
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New construction, massive back yard…crappy lawn and flower bed! please help!

Its been two years since the house is constructed. I Live in New England region, prior to the new house the land had been over grown with bushes, trees and crappy plants. After construction, builder ...
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Herbicide: glyphosate

Roundup's Glyphosate is very expensive and only available in low percentage in my country. I was able to find glyphosate online for a lower price and an higher percentage. It's labeled as Ammonium ...
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Keeping a large gravel driveway weed-free?

(In the UK) We've recently moved to a house with an extensive gravel driveway (probably getting on for 2500m2). Being springtime the weeds are just starting to pop their heads out. Our current ...
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What type of grass am I dealing with and how to get rid of it!

Can anyone please help with the identification of this weed grass in my lawn? I live in the Pittsburgh area. It is like a lime green with purple stems (see Photos). The stems are thick and course. I ...
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What plant is this? It is a new weed in my field!

A suculent plant resistant to the herbicides?
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Weed identification in chicago

Trying to identify this weed, looks like it might be family of nightshade but not sure. Located in Chicago with Tall Fescue. Any thoughts? Thank you :)
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How can I eliminate this large grass organically?

The pictured grass is growing in a paddy field which has been abandoned for several years. The leaf is in the background and the seed head in the foreground. A fully grown plant can be sized up to ...
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Should I weedkill soil before sewing a new lawn?

I prepared soil for a new lawn (actually grass covered carpark using soil filled plastic grids) in the winter, about 250m2 in England. As I prepare to seed it, I notice a little grass and some weeds ...
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How can I remove nut grass growing in amongst dwarf mondo grass?

Hi there, The above photograph is of NutGrass growing in amongst Dwarf Mondo Grass, is there a selective herbicide or other method available to remove it with minor impact to the dwarf mondo grass? ...
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Zoysia weeds, brown spots

I live in North Georgia (USA), and I have a few questions about the zoysia in my front yard (we moved into the house a little over a year ago so I'm still wrapping my head around what kind of lawn ...
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New Zealand weed with strong central stalk, narrow blade-like leaves, no flowers

Our garden in Christchurch New Zealand has been invaded this summer by what I have in my profound ignorance named stalky things. These weeds have a single, strong central stalk. No hint of flowers has ...
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Laying grass on heavily rooted area

I’m wanting to lay grass in my garden. There has been an area of unlooked after ground which was riddled with roots, some of which were pretty deep. I’ve gone through and dug up as much as I can but I’...
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What to plant after plowing before winter?

A common saying is that you should never leave the soil without any vegetative growth. We plowed our farm and planted garlic on half of it. The other half is empty. What is the appropriate culture ...
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Any tips on controlling Catapodium Rigidum (ferngrass)?

I'm on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, Aus, and the last couple of summers this species is becoming more and more prolific in my garden beds and lawns. No matter how much hand weeding I do, I ...
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Prepration when replacing lawn with new variety of grass

I'm in Southern California. I'll be re-sodding a lawn that was/is primarily crab grass with either a fescue or Bermuda grass. The current lawn has been dying due to lack of water. After I have this ...
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Concerns about Petty Spurge and toddler

We believe we have a thick scattering of Petty Spurge in the garden and patio. I've read that it's sap is toxic and a severe irritant. NOT what you need with a very curious toddler around. Can anyone ...
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Keeping Gamble's Oak at Bay

In the rocky mountains Scrub Oak/Gambles Oak are ever present and provide a significant fire hazard when they grow right up to your house. We have cut them back a safe distance, but new shoots keep ...
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What type of weed is growing in my raised beds?

I have my raised beds full of this weed, from distance if looks like clovers but up close the leaves are more like parsley. It stays at ground level and has no flowers yet. The second pic shows the ...
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How can I clean up my lawn from weeds? What kind of weed is this?

I recently purchased a house last year, and am noticing that most of the lawn is weeds. There are a variety of different looking ones, but there is one type that is all over my lawn, probably taking ...
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Weed in Massachusetts: underground roots, skunky smell when bruised

We've had our house for a couple of decades, and every time I neglect the back yard (more often than I should) this weed pops up all over the place: It has a skunky smell when bruised, grows from a ...
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Raspberries and Poison Ivy, Mixed

We have a patch of raspberries. Mixed in is one or more poison ivy plants. We know for sure because they're easy to tell apart when the berries are present. We currently do not harvest the ...

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