Questions tagged [weeds]

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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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What are the spikey patches of grass on my lawn?

I have moved into a new build house and the lawn already has "spikey grass" parts consistently over the lawn. Around 60 patches in an area of 50 sq metres. In places, around 1 inch taller ...
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Weed with giant orange root system

We had a "Tree" in the back yard which we did not plant. Leaves are about 8 inches in length and about 3 inches wide, very waxy. The roots look like extremely long carrots. The largest was ...
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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/When to Remove Dead Weeds and Reseed Lawn?

Apologies in advance if this is a duplicate; I have read some other similar questions but each scenario is so individual that it is hard to know exactly which advice to apply. My yard, which is all in ...
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Would unwashed (dirty) river rock used over weed block fabric allow weeds to grow?

Landscaper used dirty river rock over weed block fabric.
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Weeds in paver spacing: help with identification & suggestions

Probably due to the age of the house (~30 years old), a lot of weeds now grow in between pavers in my backyard. I read that I can use polymeric sand to fill in that space, but that sounds like ...
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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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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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Possible weed identification

Good evening, This spring/summer, a plant emerged, and I'm not sure if it's a weed or not. It's grown about 3ft this year, and there are a few of the same plant within a radius of about a metre. If it'...
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How to stop weeds from growing through weed barrier without weed killer?

I put down weed barrier, then a layer of enough gravel to hide the weed barrier. The weeds are growing through anyway. I am hesitant to apply week killer, as we may want to change the land use to ...
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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 short plant with spiky leaves and yellow flowers that turn orange/red?

Located near Chicago, IL, USA This plant started growing around July and a month later produced some yellow flowers. It seems that the flowers turn orange when they are dying. It is about 1 foot tall. ...
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What is this tall (2-3m) plant with yellow flowers blooming in August?

Located near Chicago, IL, USA It started growing in the spring. It has grown 2-3 meters and recently (August) produced small yellow flowers. I checked the suggested similar questions but did not see ...
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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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Help identifying weed in lawn

I've got this weed that started in the far corner of my lawn, and is making its way into the middle of the yard. It's the heart-shaped plant in the picture below. I'm in the Boston area. I appreciate ...
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What is this monster plant with green leaves and thick red stem?

I suspect this is a weed of some type. The stem is similar to poke weed (but thicker), and does not have the same leave shape or small flowers. I want to pull it out of my garden, but I am interested ...
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What is this tall plant or weed? (with photos)

What is this plant / weed? [see photos below] It's about 6+ feet tall now, though I'm guessing most people don't let them grow this tall. This is growing currently (August, 2020) in northwest Ohio.
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What is this plant / weed? (with photos)

What is this plant? It's about 6 feet tall now, though I assume most people don't let them grow this big. This is growing currently (early August) in northwest Ohio.
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Please identify this pale green weed

It's an annual, growing to about 10-20 cm. It does not seem to flower, unless some of the pale green growths are petals and not leaves; but it does spread. It is easily killed with a hoe, unless it's ...
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Is this an herb, weed, or veg?

Would like to identify this plant. Which has appeared in my garden and,has grown very fast.I am unable to identify it can someone help.Thank you.
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Can gravel be used beneath wood chips for weed control?

I would like to put a picnic table in my front yard and I like the look of wood chips, but I don't like landscaping fabric. Would gravel, laid beneath the wood chips, prevent weed growth in this low-...
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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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What is this plant, weed or wildflower?

I am hoping it will be a wildflower, as it is spread throughout our school wildflower garden, but no buds yet.
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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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Weed identification in Ohio

Each group of 5 petals is about the size of a dime or slightly smaller.
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Mushrooms in raised beds

Well, as title says.. a few questions about mushrooms and veggies: I have several raised beds with different vegetables. Raised beds are made from heat treated wood pallets and on top of them I've ...
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Can I get a confirmation for poison ivy

Can I get a confirmation if the pics below is poison ivy or not friendly for kids ? the root system is stretched like vines underground. Is going on your knees pulling them out the best option? ...
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What plant is it?

I got a plant growing very tall next to a rose. Not sure what plant is it as it is different from the regular weed. Here are some images of the plant overview and a closer photoshot of the plant ...
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Is this a new lavender plant or a weed or an unknown plant?

I have a lavender plant from an old image taken 4 months ago here: Now I notice there is a new plant growth from the mid of the lavender plant. Not sure if it is a lavender or a weed as the root of ...
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How deep do the roots of weeds grow in a lawn?

How deep in the soil do the roots of weeds grow? Would getting rid of top 3 inches of lawn and putting in triple mix and sod get rid of weeds? (Our lawn has more weeds than grass).
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Re-sodding to solve weed problem without use of herbicides

Our lawn is overridden with weeds (mostly dandelions and clover). Part of the problem is we have not done much to maintain it over the years and also we don't use any herbicides. I wanted to tear up ...
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Can anyone identify this North Texas weed?

I recently moved into a house in north Texas (DFW area) from an apartment in the same area. I had 3 potted pepper plants (jalapeno and serrano) that had died about 4 years ago. I planted them in ...
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Can anyone identify this broad-leafed weed/plant for me?

This weed has been growing in my south-facing garden (London, UK - within 0.5 mile of woodlands and wetlands) for a few weeks now. It started as a low-lying cluster of broad leaves (a bit like a flat ...
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What plant/weed is this?

quick question, does anyone know what plant this is? Each branch has 5 leaves. My wife and I are not sure if it’s a weed. Many thanks! Ray
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2 broad leaf milky sap weeds in flower beds

First year we have seen these, pics attached below. Only have one of the plant I thought was teasel, but I was told it was not. The second plant is in three different beds with multiple encounters. ...
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2 different broad leaf milky sap weeds in flower beds

First year we have seen these, pics attached below. Only have one of the plant I thought was teasel, but I was told it was not. The second plant is in three different beds with multiple encounters. ...
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Is this reddish weed a variety of clover?

In my gardens (in the Pacific Northwest) I get this reddish clover-like weed that really starts to assert itself in the May-June timeframe (but does pop up in April, and sticks around through the ...
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What's this fairly generic looking plant (probable weed)

Garden Context: Sunny South-facing Garden in North London, UK. Appers not hugely cared-for in the last decade. Border Context: This photo is taken facing about North-North-East: My experience: ...
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What are these red-stemmed plants (probable weeds)

Garden Context: Sunny South-facing Garden in North London, UK. Appers not hugely cared-for in the last decade. Border Context: This photo is taken facing about North-North-East: My experience: ...
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Plant/weed identification, Central Pennsylvania, had green-white bicolor leaves in April, now bright green

Can you help me identify this plant in my yard in Central Pennsylvania? It started out with handsome green and white leaves, opposite, and fairly lobed/serrated. Stems were reddish-purple. Here is a ...
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Improving my first garden plot and stopping weeds

I have a small-ish plot at the front of my house. It's about 5mx2m in size and I'm in a new build house so I've come across several rocks and bits of rubble that I have removed so far. It was planted ...
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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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What is this weed called and how to kill it apart from hand pulling

Need help with weed identification. I have tried weed killer like Scott’s weed and doesn’t work
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Help identifying narrow red-leaved weed spreading across lawn in UK

There is a narrow leaved, red weed spreading across my neighbour's lawn. Can anyone help identify it, please? It looks like it may spread underground sometimes, as clumps of it are popping up across ...
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What is this plant and how to eradicate it if possible?

This kind of flower is everywhere in my garden. First of all I would like to know what is it. If I dig it up, it usually has a bulb shape root. It is literally everywhere in my garden. Is there any ...
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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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To Line or Not To Line a raised bed's perimeter?

Novice gardeners here. Already feeling overwhelmed. So, I'm taking over hubby's raised bed. It gave us tomatoes over 3 years ago, since then its been sadly neglected. He lined the inside walls with ...
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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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