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Help identifying a weed/unwanted plant that pops up all over and unchecked, grows into a tree!

Per the title really. It seems to be quite invasive and pops up all over the place, often entangled into the centre of an existing shrub It's a pain to dig out but it can be done It's quite (but not ...
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New backyard grass

I removed my pool and my backyard is also full of (small) weed. I was thinking or renting a rototiller, till the whole backyard. Level the whole yard (to fill up the pool hole). After I would buy nice ...
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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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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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How can I control umbrella grass?

How can I get rid of my umbrella grass (papyrus, Cyperus alternifolius) completely? Will glyphosate kill it? Or do I have to dig it out? I've cut it to the ground. It was taking over too much space.
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Is there a way to kill weeds in a brick patio without killing the Moss

Does anyone know how to kill the weeds in my brick patio without killing the Moss. I love the Moss that has started growing in the cracks but it is not mature enough to fight off the weeds yet.
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Can I use salt for weed control in a play area?

I have a 20 x 20 play area in my backyard and it seems I have to spray with weed killer almost every other month. Can I dump some salt in the area to control the weeds?
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Dyed circulars and cardboard, for weed barriers under mulch

[Box bottom listing dyes] I have always saved and used layered newspapers (without the dyed circulars) as a weed barrier, under the mulch in my gardens. When I am done, the papers are not visible. ...
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What is the most effective way to eradicate burdock, curly dock and mugwort from a field?

We've got a small "meadow" area that is in bad shape from new home construction. Despite heavy seeding with native warm-season grasses and proper mowing, the area is overrun with mugwort, curly dock, ...
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Is this a grass or weed or what type of grass?

I'm located in southeast Pennsylvania and recently seeded around a new patio with Scott's EZ Seed. I'm getting things to grow, but I don't know if this is a weed or grass or the type of grass. I've ...
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How do I get rid of phragmites in my lawn?

There are some wetlands in our subdivision which are overrun with phragmites. Some of these have established themselves in our neighbor's backyard and now they're spreading throughout our lawn. I've ...
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Will grass seeding on an existing lawn help prevent/control weed grasses?

Can I use a grass seed on an existing lawn that has some crabgrass and Bermuda grass problems, to help thicken up the lawn to prevent crab/Bermuda grass from growing? I live in Sacramento, Ca.
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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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Poison Ivy Removal [duplicate]

We recently moved into an older house. After doing some stump removal, we (unfortunately) realized that poison ivy has infiltrated not only the stumps, but the front and backyard. The yard was ...
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How do I eradicate Devll's walking stick (Aralia spinosa)?

I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and my backyard has been invaded by Devil's walking stick (Aralia spinosa). I've been told by landscapers that the only way to eradicate it is to cut it and to ...
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Is landscape fabric stressing my plants?

About a month ago I did a little bit of landscaping at home. My dad insisted that we put landscape fabric down, even though I said I didn't care to use it. The type of landscape fabric that was used ...
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Selecting a weed flamer to use in a garden

I want to experiment with using a weed flamer in the garden. There are basically two scenarios I'm imagining using this thing: quickly weeding wide areas like walkways & unused beds as a ...
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Please ID weed/grass

I dug out all the moss in my backyard in early May and reseed with Scotts sun and shade grass seed. After a month there are some weed or some kind of grass growing. Just wondering what kind is it. I ...
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How can I stop grass from growing in my driveway?

I have a split rock driveway and grass is growing in it. How can I kill the grass effectively so it doesn't just come back in 2 weeks?
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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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What white weed/fungus is in my lawn?

Looking for help / diagnosis of this issue that is creating white patches in my lawn. Charlotte, NC area.
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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 can I turn my gravel driveway into a green driveway? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What ground cover would be best for my old stone driveway? Any ideas for what I could either seed directly onto gravel or plant for reasonable quick growth (ground cover). ...
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What are these weeds & how can I prevent them? [closed]

In one of my past posts, I asked how to seed my 20 x 25 ft backyard. I had great results by following your recommendations. I also left 1 1/2 ft as a bare ground border, keeping it weeded by pulling ...
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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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What's the vine that is wrapping around my plant and how can I get rid of it? [duplicate]

I've got a vine that is deep rooted and is wrapping around the plants in my front yard. I haven't spotted any flowers or fruits on the vine yet. I've tried pulling it from its roots a couple of times, ...
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Pros and Cons of wood vs stone mulch

We currently have stone next to our house however we have been getting quite a bit of weeds. Its probably been some time since any rocks were added. Basically I am looking for the pros and cons for ...
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Can I use a HVLP spray gun to spray weed killer?

I'm planning on buying a BDPH400 from Black&Decker, looking to get more than just painting out of it, can it be used to spray herbicides like Roundup?
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Why is triclopyr not available in California?

I'm considering using a triclopyr based herbicide to defeat some clover in my lawn (dwarf fescue) in San Francisco, CA. For example, there is this product: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ortho-Weed-B-Gon-...
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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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Elimination Weed in gravel

What is the best and permanent way to get rid of weed in a gravel path? I have tried, vinegar and boiling water but i have to use so much of it it's insane. Has anyone have any other suggestion?
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What are these stacked bulbs taking over my garden?

There are a lot these bulbs so I don't know how I'm going to get them all out to grow anything else. I am in south-east England. Are they weeds or are all bulbous flowers? If it turns out they are ...
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Small pond with frogs is covered with duckweed. Is this OK?

My fiancée and I bought our first house last December and the previous owners did a fantastic job with the garden. Beautiful plants, shrubs etc, and a small pond (estimate about 2m x 1m and 2m deep). ...
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Why doesn't my turf grow against the exterior wall?

My grass does not grow under the eve of the roof and against the brick wall even though the area receives full sun. Instead, a broadleaf grass intruder has taken over. What is causing this to happen?
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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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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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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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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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Weed identification in Queensland, Australia. What are these?

What are these weeds and how do I get rid of them? They're thriving in the dry soil while the grass struggles.
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Is Clopyralid or Dicamba more effective in the control of clover in lawns?

September's coming up, time to start getting ready for clover control. I have always used Clopyralid (3,6-dichloro-2-pyridinecarboxylic acid). The brand I use is Lontrel. My question is, how well ...
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What is a practical strategy for removing dandelions and bull-thistle from my lawn without them returning?

So I asked a question about how to remove the dandelion and thistle invasion from my lawn, and saw a similar question which mentioned an excellent tool. So I went ahead and purchased the Fiskar ...
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How do I get rid of Crab grass in an over grown garden that will be a veggie garden next season?

I am in central Alberta, Canada, Zone 3. I just moved into a house that has raised planting beds for a veggie garden but is COMPLETELY full of crab grass and various other lovely weeds and grasses. It ...
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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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What's growing next to my emu bush?

I've got two eremophila maculata aurea and only this one has this weed like? plant growing next to it. I've hesitated from pulling it because it's growing pretty little white flowers. I'm in south ...
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Give up aesthetics for weed removal

What are my options if I have to give up the aesthetics of the garden(currently with a little sod and a loads of weed) to control kill weed. One option I'm considering is the following: Mow the area ...
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What is this weed and how can I get rid of it?

I have this stuff all through my lawn and garden. Normal weed killer had no effect on it. I want it gone. This is a section of the lawn: This what it does in the garden when it's not mowed:
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Salting tennis lawns

I have heard that tennis lawns are salted to kill the weeds. So I was wondering why doesn't the salt kill the grass also ?
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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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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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How do I remove grass from a tulip bed without transplanting them?

I bought a new home that is more than less a blank slate. However, it has a little patch of grass in the front and some flower beds. I noticed some tulips are coming up along the edge of the grass, ...

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