Questions tagged [weed-control]

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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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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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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 Now all of those dead clumps of grass have been replaced by tons of ant hills.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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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What kind of weed is this and how should I kill it in St. Augustine [duplicate]

I tried to take a closeup and a far away view. It looks a lot like the St Augustine but it's clearly not when looking at the root system. Thanks in advance! Edit: I think it might be crab grass. ...
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Procedure to ensure herbicide uptake in Japanese knotweed [duplicate]

I am planning to eradicate a stand of Japanese knotweed by injection of imazapyr. This bamboo-like plant develops a rhizome system far below the ground and the only way to kill it is allow it to ...
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How to get rid of horse tails from the garden? [duplicate]

Has anyone been successful in getting rid of horse tail weed in an environmentally safe way? It's starting to sprout in many places. If I pull out one, 5 start to grow in the same place.
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What is this weed in my lawn and how can I get my grass back? [closed]

Essentially, along the edges of a new-to-me yard (edges of house, porch) -- I'm assuming from moisture retention -- a weedy/cloverish (I have no idea, clearly) thing is taking over. This is a yard ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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