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What is the best way to manage a large bush(previously bush hogged down)?

We moved to a property that was being used as a hay field but had a large garden previous to that. We find new plants all the time and I have found a row of bushes that I would like to let regrow for ...
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A tree or a weed?

Does anyone have an idea if this is a tree or a weed? I did not plant it but have been letting it grow for about 7 months. I have not removed it because it fills an empty spot in my garden. Thank you ...
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Unknown spreading weed

I live in Eastern NC. I have a pink flowering plant (weed) all over my lawn. It grows and starts expending each plants width. The pink flowering plant eventually turns brown and turns into hard ...
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What do I do about these plants?

I have these plants growing a meter or so from my house: I have no idea what they are, but I quite like them, so would prefer to keep them if practical. However, they have a tendency to spread easily ...
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Clearing an area for wild flowers

Behind my home is an undeveloped area with lots of grasses and thistles (about 1000sqft). I have a bag of wildflowers that I would like to plant in the area, but I want to remove as many of the ...
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Help! - Difficult weed ID

A friend in Colorado is struggling to control a thorny, bush-like weed in her yard. She reached out to me for help in (1) identifying it and (2) controlling it with a small budget (<$100). Location:...
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How to get rid of stubborn grass from interlocking pavement

My house's interlocking pavement is covered with stubborn grass (see picture). I have tried hand weeding tool but it's backbreaking work and takes too much time. The grass roots are deep into ...
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Inherited the Garden - Workflow Priority [closed]

So I've inherited a large garden and now liable for any environmental issues with overgrowth... Is there a specific workflow to go off? Simply cutting back overgrowth and plucking weeds from between ...
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How to get rid of the weed not the grass

I live in Ontario Canada. So most of the powerful weed killers are not allowed here. I used Roundup and Weeb Begon but neither of them are good enough. My backyard is now full of weeds of all types ...
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What can I plant to help dry out a wet area and prevent erosion?

I have cattails that have taken over a large section of my yard for years, which have made the land underneath deeply muddy and impassable. When I clear the cattails away, the sun will dry out the ...
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Is BBQ ash good for killing weeds?

I am a bbq lover and all the times I find myself throwing ash , I was googling on 'How to recycle bbq ash and found it can be a killer for weed. on the website it says BBQ ash can be repurposed as a ...
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Why do I have weed etc growing when I had turf?

Two years back. I dug my backyard and put turf, it was all green and lush but slowly it went brown and one month ago I mowed the garden and it was all brown, now that it’s recovering. I see a lot of ...
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Removing couch grass - how much preparation is necessary beforehand?

I live in the UK and am looking to buy a house that has a "lawn" that is almost entirely comprised of extremely matted couch grass. I plan to fix this up but I'm not sure how much ...
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Minimizing weed maintenance (and cost) by using ground cover on a backyard slope

So my brother has a backyard with two 40 foot by 50 foot hillside dirt slopes (30 degree slope roughly) bordered by a retaining wall in Southern California (each slope sort of looks similar to the ...
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What are these, and why wont they die?

My yard has become somewhat infested with these weeds. Trimec Classic at 1.5oz/gal seems to damage them, but not kill them. Much of my yard is tiffway 419 bermuda, with some remaining fescue, so the ...
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Can dandelion seeds be killed by drowning them in a bucket of water for 30 days?

I used to put dandelions inside of a composting barrel with lawns clippings, unwanted junk mail (paper), etc... However, the dandelions survived the composting process. I would put the dandelions in ...
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Overhaul and start over area that was heavily overgrown

I'm brand new to this forum, and I have recently acquired a fenced in backyard that had a corner of it totally overgrown with all kinds of stuff, such as huge weeds, wild vegetables, trees, plants, ...
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What are these weeds?

I’m wanting to jump on the problem of these weeds being in my yard, what type of chemicals would I be able to apply to them and what are the types of weeds?
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New owner of large lawn, struggling to demoss & deweed

I have never owned a garden before in my life (and as such, am only now learning that lawns need maintenance), but: I bought a house about 18 months ago that has a lawn roughly about a third of an ...
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Is this early bermuda grass or is it poa annua weed?

I'm new to yard work, had a lot of crab grass last summer and removed it manually. The bermuda is dead for the winter in Texas. I'm seeing green, I thought it was bermuda but now I'm learning it ...
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What’s the proper ratio when mixing an “attach & spray” weed killer with water?

I have an “attach & spray” weed killer but need to treat weeds in an area that doesn’t have faucets nearby. I’m thinking of using a 1-gallon pump sprayer instead of a hose. I read through the ...
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How to "clean up" a garden after everything has flowered?

Newbie question here. I am a first-time gardener; last year, I bought a house with a beautiful garden and I fell in love with the flowers, so I'm trying to learn how to take care of it. Over the ...
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Help identify and remove a weed

I have noticed this weed taking over my lawn (I live in Texas) and parts have overrun my St. Agustine grass. Any idea what it is and how to eliminate it?
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What is this plant and how do I get rid of it?

I live in the high desert shrub steppe of central Oregon. I recently tilled and sodded my back yard (which was previously just bare desert), and I have this unidentified plant growing in several ...
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Can anyone tell me if this is a weed

Can anyone tell me what this is? I have about 10 in my yard. At first I thought they were blueberries, then mayby peach or nectarine trees. But they don't match anything. Any help would be appreciated....
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Please help me identify this plant growing over the fence

I had this hedge cut back 2 months ago, but it is growing back really fast. Do you know what it is? And how I can remove/control it? EDIT: this is in the Cotswolds, UK. Thanks
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How long for kids to play after spraying

How soon can kids play on lawn if roundup was sprayed? I just sprayed roundup on the perimeter of my lawn, my 4 year old wants to go play in the yard, how long until it's safe also how long will it be ...
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How can I save my garden?

My garden has slowly turned into a wild garden with more weeds than grass. The weeds were flowering yellow before I cut last week (I now wish I had taken a photo!). Its small - 7x4 metres. Is there ...
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Bulk granular weed killer for dandelions in NW Ohio?

Explanation: I have around 5 acres of grass that is quickly being overtaken by dandelions. In years past, I've used liquid broadleaf killer to knock them down, and it's done a pretty good job. But I'...
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Is there a ground cover that will choke out plants from growing up through it while letting established trees survive in zone 4a?

Last year I had a disastrous Canadian thistle problem, and am wondering if I can do anything to choke out the thistle, and any grass from popping up. I know some plants will kill trees, but will ...
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De-weeding a raised bed

I build this raised bed about 4 months ago. The bottom of the bed is in contact with earth and judging by the length of the weeds the weeds might be growing all the way up and through from the ground. ...
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Will these weeds reduce in winter?

These weeds are about 4 feet high. I can either weed whack them now (late September), or wait until early spring. Will I have a much easier time cutting them back in spring? I'd prefer to do it now, ...
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Can I use medium weight white shade cloth as a weed barrier under gravel, under my deck?

Can I use medium weight white shade cloth as a weed barrier under gravel, under my deck? I have a ton of it in a very wide roll. The white shade cloth appears to be more tightly woven and heavier ...
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Will my Kentucky Bluegrass die if I let nature have its way?

Photos below show the three species which have taken over my half-acre yard in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I believe these are Kentucky Bluegrass (60%), Crabgrass (30%), and Creeping Charlie (10%). The ...
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Hedge with bindweed growing inside

I have a hedge with bindweed rooted in the middle of it and constantly pulling out what is reachable is a big task every time and rips my arms to shreds. I was considering getting some Roundup Gel as ...
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Weed control near recently seeded lawn area

I have recently re-seeded a small section of my lawn (about 100 sqf) with a 'blend' of mostly Fescue - and these seeds have started to germinate. However, I'm also battling an infestation of Creeping ...
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Bosch grass strimmer - change nylon string cutter for solid wire cutter

Have Bosch grass strimmer equips with nylon cord cutter. Would like to change the nylon reel for one of the numerous wire disc strimmer attachments but not sure how to set about it.
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Can I use cardboard as a barrier for laying a lawn?

I've heard of people using cardboard as an effective weed barrier for, for example, making a raised bed on top of a lawn - laying cardboard down on lawn, wetting it and planting over this. I've been ...
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How long should I wait to sow seeds after spraying weedkiller?

I have wildflower seeds to spread on a patch of unused ground. To give them more of an edge I want to weed kill first with standard glycophosphate home weedkiller. How long if at all should I wait ...
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Need some advice on a lawn full of weed

I just purchased a house here in Central Texas and looks like the lawn was not cared for what so ever. Filled with weeds and random vegetation, it is an eye sore to look at. I have attached pictures ...
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How to clean long neglected, partially sunken landscape rocks

Not sure if there is really an easy method, but here is our situation with two pictures. It is a relatively large area (~1100 sq. ft.) inside a vinyl fence, so not easy to get heavy machinery in. I ...
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How do I rehabilitate a lawn at a lakefront

First time poster on stack, hoping to get some advice on how to restore a lawn. The property here is a cottage in Ontario, right on the water (as you can see from the picture). What you can also see ...
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Can composting worms be used to remove live weed seeds?

In vermiculture, if you put organic matter with live weed seeds into your worm farm, do the worms eat the weed seeds? It seems like they would, as seeds tend to be nutritious, and worms are animals, ...
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How heavily are herbicide products restricted in the UK?

Recently I've been finding every product, or type of product, I read about online for specialised weed control is impossible to source in the UK. Examples include: quinchlorac products for weed ...
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I have a fern-like weed that does not bloom and it spreads by runners. It grows about 9 inches high and chokes out everything in sight. What is it?

Someone told me it is mugwort, but it doesn't have a rhizome and it doesn't bloom. It also doesn't have long stems; it's pretty low to the ground. It choked out an entire perennial bed last summer. ...
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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/insects that liked to swim in our pool. Last summer we removed all the ...
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