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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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Can i rob Peter to pay Paul

I have a Ryobi string trimmer that is used for attachments. But the Ryobi needs rebuilt. Which, i could do. But wanted to know if I could remove the clutch from the Ryobi, and install it on a weed ...
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Is there an herbicide that will kill broad-leafs and not hurt moss?

My small pond is 20 years old and has flagstone around it. Over the years I have encouraged a native moss to grow around the stones. When I pull broad leaf weeds , they pull up the moss. Can I poison ...
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Weed identification: will this spiky vine with bulbs kill a future flower garden?

I bought a house a few months ago (zone 9a). It has a large (12'x25') flower bed that was badly overgrown. My house is 'U' shaped and this is inside the 'U', so it gets full sun for about 40% of the ...
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Help with weeds in lawn

I live in Frisco, TX. I have clay soil in my area. I have a mix of weeds in my backyard (snaps below). Any idea what are the name of these weeds ? Also, I used the Ortho weedkiller but it did not ...
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How to eradicate Ambrosia - common ragweed?

Last year my property and surrounding area was rather free from Ambrosia ie common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) and now it is everywhere... probably because no-one in this country (Bosnia) is ...
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What is this type of grass (weed)?

Every year I am getting more of this type of grass. From a distance it looks like regular grass, is dense, grows in patches, spreads and is a bit lighter than my normal grass. And is there a fix? I ...
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Community treatment of wild parsnip - your recommendations

Each summer in those parts of the world where wild parsnip goes to seed there are various small efforts to control the spread of this plant. The media have a field day, of course, "deadly", "toxic", "...
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How to kill existing ground cover and then replant

I reside in Southern CA. 2 years ago I removed all the rock landscaping and planted African Daisy. There now is a non-broadleaf reed that to my knowledge is a weed growing in the ground cover. I ...
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what is this coarse spreading weed from my lawn

Located in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Canada's most northern major city. The summer here started out very hot and dry with many days above 30C and stretches of no rain for weeks. The grass did not take ...
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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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Weed with very sharp thorns and nearly impossible to pull

Folks on this forum tipped me off to a thistle I had in my garden, and I've been treating that at least weekly for the past several months. So I figured I'd turn to y'all for help again. I've ...
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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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How can I get rid of weeds in my garden?

Obviously it is my first time gardening and I have weeds taller than my tomato, pepper, basil and mint plants. Is there any chemical I can use without hurting my plants or any solution? Also it has ...
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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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What weed or grass is this taking over my St Augustine?

Can anyone help me identify what weed or grass this is that is taking over my St Augustine? Thanks
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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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How do I get rid of this weed? (Some sort of ivy)

What weed is this? My lawn has tons of them all over. How do I get rid of it? UPDATED with more photos:
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Help with weed identification - how can I get rid of them for good?

What are these weeds? I've been hitting them with 3 way (2,4-D, Quinclorac, and Dicambia by Bayer) a few times now but they seem to persist. I'm using the "home owner strength" of the 3-way so the %'s ...
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Borders and weeds

I am planning a border around our fence, which will be approximately 50m by 1m in total. As a test, I made a 2m by 1m test border, and planted malva, anemone, campanula, delphinium, lavender etc. On ...
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Overgrown Front Tree Bed?

We have a front tree bed in the front of our house that has had the plastic under-layer destroyed by replanting trees over the course of a decade. Weeds keep growing in the environment causing a ...
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Why do weeds re-root in wood chips with Back to Eden?

I've been pulling weeds in my Back to Eden, and have found that my weeds are re-rooting in the wood chips when i put them in the middle (10 year old red mulch with some small stuff mixed in). Why is ...
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Inadvertently sprayed Ortho Ground Clear in area in which I would like to plant shrubs

If you inadvertently spray an area with a vegetation poison is there anything you can add to the soil to neutralize the effects of the glyphosphate (5%) so that you can plant shrubs?
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Control of oxalis corniculata

I have a "plague" of Oxalis corniculata in the middle of Vinca minor. Is there any way to eliminate it chemically or just tearing it off?
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Non-glyphosate weed killer for swedish ivy?

Can anyone recommend a non-glyphosate weed killer that's effective against Swedish Ivy? I have a lot invading from next door, and I can't keep up with pulling it out anymore. I'm pretty sure this ...
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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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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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How to prevent weeds from growing?

I have a little yard. Its a small 40 sq metre triangular yard with 2 fruit trees and 2 flowering trees. A little picture is in the background of the picture I posted in another question Do eaten ...
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What are consequences of applying glyphosate in vicinity of fruit trees?

What are consequences of applying glyphosate on weeds in vicinity of fruit trees? Specifically, in my case, fruits are sour cherry, pear, and walnut. Is there any posibility that the fruit would ...
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Possibly the worst weed ever? A bad type of thistle?

Do you know what kind of weed this is, and how to eradicate it? It's not possible to pull it out from the root, and they are sharp and thorny. They grow quickly and spread rapidly. I've avoided ...
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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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Control of Hyacinthoides hispanica (Spanish bluebell) in an established landscape

We have several well established beds that are infested with Hyacinthoides hispanica (Spanish bluebell). For a variety of reasons I am unable to dig them out or use "petrochemicals" like RoundUp so I'...