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How tall and how dense can an electric Reel Mower with a max speed of 1500rpm and torque of 4.2 Nm cut?

What happens if you use an electric reel mower with an RPM of 1500 rpm and torque of 4.2Nm. will a Reel mower be able to cut thick and dense grasses/weeds?
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Managing someone else's bindweed creeping into my garden?

My front yard borders a pavement and a small street, and on the other side of said street (let's say 8m maximum from the edge of my front yard) there is a metal fence with an earth wall (looks kinda ...
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Clear overgrown area beneath plants and trees

What's the easiest way to kill and clear grass and dandelion, plus a few other weeds, that have crept under trees and bushes, from my lawn? Photo attached, and given back troubles I'm trying to make ...
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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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How to dispose of Chinese Privet prunings?

Chinese Privet is considered a weed in New Zealand (and it definitely behaves like one on my lifestyle block) I've removed a hole lot of privet growing in my hedge, but I don't know how to dispose of ...
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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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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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eating my weeds

My dad used Round-Up heavily in my yard 10 years ago. I haven't used any since and now I would love to harvest and eat some of the edible weeds growing so well there. Is it safe now that 10 years have ...
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Can mowing weeds cause them to spread?

I know that there are plants that can sprout from cuttings, so I wonder about this. I have a mulching mower that deposits clippings back on the lawn. There are some weeds like thistles and violets ...
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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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Removing grass and dirt from walkways

This yard has really gotten away from me. As you can see in the pictures a lot of the dirt and grass has traveled along the walkway and in between the cracks on the walkways. Does anyone know what has ...
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What type of grass or weed is this?

What type of grass or weed is this? What stage in the plant is this in? Is it near germination? How do you kill it?
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How to get rid of bluebells without digging, glyphosate, or covering them with plastic bags

I have an infestation of bluebells, (or at least, some type of weed that produces pretty blue flowers that grow from bulbs), in my lawn. Last year I dug a whole bunch of them out, but they've returned ...
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How to eliminate grass efficiently

So I am tired of the city police going around and measuring length of grass in my front yard and issuing tickets if it is half of inch taller than what they arbitrarily prescribe. I never thought I ...
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How do I stop my neighbor's invasive weed (now a very large tree) from continuously invading my property?

A few years a go, my neighbor had a large weed that was growing next to their house. By the next year, it was as tall as their house. Now several years later, it is no longer a hollow plant; instead ...
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Identify lawn weed with bulbous root

What is the name of this weed and what is the best way to get rid of it. Finding them in my lawn. Based in South Africa
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Please identify this green jello organism

I live in Okinawa, where the climate is sub-tropical, somewhat like Hawaii or Florida. The green jelly stuff shown below is fairly common in my neighborhood, and has recently started to appear in my ...
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My neighbors weeds infesting my yard

My neighbor’s yard is terrible and the house next to hers is abandoned due to fire so it’s weeds everywhere. It’s been a battle to keep the weeds out a battle i have lost. What was once a beautiful ...
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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 can I inconspicuously remove stinging nettles not on my land?

The stinging nettles hurt my children as they walk to school, and the owners of the land have not removed them. How can I secretly get rid of them without anyone noticing? I don't want to start drama ...
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Getting Rid of Tree of Heaven Growing on Top of Retaining Wall

I am growing increasingly concerned over plethora of various invasive species, particularly Tree of Heaven, growing on top of 12’ stone retaining wall. I am afraid root systems are fracturing it. If ...
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Will shredded mirror bush prunings create new mirror bush plants?

I have a large mirror bush (coprosma repens) that I want to remove, but I’m aware that it can be quite invasive, and that low hanging branches can strike new roots if they touch the soil. If I ...
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How do I get rid of this weed that is outgrowing my hen and chicken

I tried to remove it manually but it keeps growing back blue arrow -weed to get rid of red arrows -hen and chicks+their flowers(dying flowers) green arrow -some ground cover that should not be there ...
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Issue with grass that has a lot of crab grass. What do I do?

I recently filled in some low spots in my lawn with soil and seeded. The grass I planted has now sprouted a lot of (I think) crab grass. Do I need to rip up and re-seed? Or, would a simple chemical ...
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How to remove roundleaf greenbrier (Smilax rotundifolia) – a pernicious thorny vine

Thorny vines keep popping up in my front lawn and apparently it's roundleaf greenbrier. I dug out the extensive rhizomes the best I could, but I discovered that it's coming from the property next to ...
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What plant is this with pinnate leaves and a single tiny white flower?

We live in central Alabama and have a plant taking over a mostly-empty mulched bed. I would like to remove it, and it would help to know what it is and any advice on removal. It appears to prefer ...
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what type of nettle is this? or thistle?

Northwestern Ohio. These nettles (or maybe thistles?) are growing all over wherever there's partial shade. They grow in bug clumps of individual stalks, the leaves typically pointed a bit upward, long ...
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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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Are these weeds?

This is the first year I'm taking care of a vegetable patch. It's a total of ~6m² which I have divided up into smaller areas. I have sown some seeds two weeks ago which are beginning to sprout. ...
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What is this plant with long thin leaves?

Found these coming up quickly in my yard and not sure what they are. I live in Northeast Ohio. Stem starts out red then turns green.
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Need help fixing my awful front lawn

Just purchased this home and I don’t even know where to start, the front yard is full of weeds and rock. Any suggestions on easy cost effective fixes?
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Weed barrier under rocks failed: What can I do now?

I used this weed barrier under my Mexican River Rocks, and now weeds are growing through the barrier. Any recommendations for what kind of material I can use to prevent this from happening again?
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What are these seedlings?

Click for large image: I planted a spider-plant cutting, in a pot that included some home-made compost. The pot has sprouted 4 tiny seedlings. Can anyone identify them from these pictures? If I ...
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How can I help a newly sprouted seed lawn compete with faster growing clover?

I have exciting new grass seedlings sprouting, some weeds appear to be gaining: My basic questions: Is it better to manually pull the oxalis, or let the grass try and compete? If I pull, how much ...
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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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What is this plant with purple flowers growing next door?

Does anyone know what this plant is? It seems to be growing wildly without any help next to our building in Malmö, Sweden Also, if you can identify it, any idea if I can propagate it and how?
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Patches of weedy grass in lawn

I have at least a dozen areas in my lawn that have these longer patches of grass. It's clearly a different species than the rest of my lawn, but I don't know why it keeps popping up. It grows 2x/3x ...
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How to tell lucerne(alfalfa) apart from clover?

This question has zero utilitarian purpose and is purely out of curiosity. Mature lucerne is huge compared to clover. But when it's 10 cm tall they look very similarly. How to tell what plant is there?...
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How true is the idea that weeding your vegetable garden is necessary?

I have heard constantly that weeding is a must for growing healthy vegetables else the weeds will "steal nutrients" from the plants you want to grow and your garden will produce less. How ...
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A weed that looks like a flower but comes out like a dandilion

There is a weed in my garden, and the bud looks like a flower, but when it comes out it is seeds like a Taraxacum Erythrospermum plant. Pictures:
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I have a clover-like plant in my garden, and I'm not sure if it is a weed

I have a plant that is popping up everywhere in my garden and lawn, and I'm not sure if it is a weed. It looks like a clover but smaller(about half a feet) and has yellow flowers. It is in North ...
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Is this plant a weed, or is it some vegetable?

I came up to my garden, and spotted this plant. I am wondering if it is a weed, or if it is a vegetable. It is growing in North Carolina, United States. Images:
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Help me identify this weed growing in my lawn

It is 'branchy' and lies low evading the lawn mower. Do you know what it is?
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Why are weeds growing with my new seeds?

So before planting new seeds I did two applications of weed killer about 1 week apart. I thought I had gotten rid of all weeds mainly the dandelions that were growing. I was all the leaves go brown ...
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Whats going on with my lawn? Grass or weed?

Lawn: Close up of lawn after a mow: Grass pulled out: So if you look at the 3 pictures can you tell me if its grass growing and if so which type? Or is this weeds? I bought the coated Scotts seed ...
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Should I install gravel or artificial turf in a trapezoid-shaped yard?

I have a trapezoidal back yard. Part of it has some old artificial turf on top of paved surface. This surface isn't completely even, but with turf it's not quite visible. Another part has grass. I ...
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Is this a weed growing in pot?

My concrete rooftop is so hot, that cactuses and weeds are pretty much the only thing that survive. We’re in the Caribbean. So I was surprised when I saw something that doesn’t look like a cactus ...
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Someone please help identify these two pictures

Hi everyone so I just started becoming more then obsessed with my lawn after 8 years of HO. I’ve always been obsessed with any lawn but could never get the lawn I wanted. So now I’ve Been on a mission ...
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