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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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Help identifying plant (North America - Midwest)

I've been scouring the internet for weeks on this and am hoping for some help. This plant is growing prolifically in a flower bed in my yard starting in late April. Below are three pictures of single ...
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Please help ID and getting rid of this weed or grass

This started growing in areas where I added new topsoil and planted new grass seed; likely from seeds infiltrated in the soil or the bale of hay. If left untreated, it will grow up to 3-4ft. The stalk ...
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Need help with this weed. Can anyone identify and recommend treatment?

I live in the northeast and just had new grass seed put down early spring. The first one pulls out easily when it has matured, but when it’s small it grows between the lawn and is hard to pull out. ...
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How to completely overhaul a weedy flower bed

So I recently moved into my home, and the front flower gardens are overrun with weeds and honestly I don't know the difference between the flowers, plants and weeds. I want to gut it entirely (with ...
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Heliopsis helianthoides spreading, bulldozing, and wreaking havoc

I planted three Heliopsis helianthoideses on 50 cm distance in a straight line row in a very sunny area last year, and they liked it very much, growing well over 2m, and having a decent number of ...
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Do I use grass seed or just weed and feed for dead lawn spot?

So I sprayed some weed killer and now my lawn has yellow dead spots all over. Maybe I made a mistake If I know it looks like this, I wouldn't even try. So how do I fix this now? Option A: Rake ...
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Grass in my bulb garden

Every year I weed around my bulbs which is full of grass, dandelions & thistle. By the time I get done weeding it all, it’s time to start weeding all over again & my back can’t take it anymore....
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Does anyone have any pointers on battling Japanese Knotweed?

A reoccurring client has asked me to remove Japanese Knotweed from one of her properties. I told her this is a huge undertaking and that if she really wanted it gone I would need to bring in a backhoe....
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How do I get rid of onion weed in my garden beds?

This weed grows from a bulb and if I try to pull it out apparently some bulbs or part of bulb stays behind because a few months later I have hundreds of them. I have heard it said I have to remove the ...
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Herbicide for shameplant and not grass

My lawn has been overrun by the shameplant (Mimosa Pudica). It is a rather large area. Is there an herbicide that will kill the shameplant and not the grass? Some pics of the lawn here.
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What type of weed is this

I am a new homeowner in Dallas. and I am mowing my lawn for the first time. I have bermuda grass in my lawn. In between, especially in the area of bare spots, I see cluster of grass blades, ...
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Sequencing for tick, weed and fertilize treatments for lawn

Northeastern US here in case that makes a difference in the answer. I have a back lawn as pictured below. Section A is a grassy slope and Section B is flat grass lawn. We have two small kids that are ...
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What is this grassy weed in our lawn?

There are several clumps of this grassy weed growing in our lawn. The leaves are green, long, curly and thin and have a pale stripe down the center. Thanks for your help!
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Identify this weed

The weed spreads out like a vine below the grass in the lawn and has a long root and pink flowers. Edit: Here is a picture with the grass with the weed in it. You can see it at the bottom of the ...
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What is this tiny hitchhiker weed, and how can I kill it?

Can anyone identify this small, sticky weed? The tips stick by the hundreds to shoes, socks, pets, or anything that goes through it. My back yard got a small patch of it about a year or two ago, and ...
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Boiling water to kill weeds?

Last summer I found that boiling water will kill weeds, and kills them quick. However boiling water takes time and a large individual crabgrass would take a whole pot of boiling water to kill the ...
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What type of weed is this and what is an effective way of removing it?

This weed kind of took over my front yard (around 300 sq ft). I'd like to remove it all and then mulch most of the area What type of weed is it and what would be an effective way of removing it? In ...

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