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Questions tagged [weeds]

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Identifying this flower?

What's the name of this flower? We live in the Caribbean.
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Do nitrates really encourage weed germination?

I've heard that nitrates increase weed germination. Is this true? If so feel free to mention what forms of nitrates encourage them to sprout most, if you happen to know (e.g. ammonium nitrate, calcium ...
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Can anyone identify this weed?

It is growing in bare areas of a poorly draining lawn.
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How can I stop Wild Grape and Mile-a-minute vines from taking over my property?

I have river front property in Upstate New York, and I have finally given up the fight with fending off Wild Grape! I read that some insect can be released that will only eat and kill the Wild Grape ...
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Identify brown stalked weed with seed pods

I'm trying to let my lawn grow out a bit more naturally in parts this year to understand what takes a foothold here. There is one plant that has sprung up and gone to seed in very short order this ...
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What type of weed is this

I am a new homeowner in Dallas. and I am mowing my lawn for the first time. I have bermuda grass in my lawn. In between, especially in the area of bare spots, I see cluster of grass blades, ...
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Strange plant growing in my pot

A strange plant popped up in my pot. It's about a metre and a half tall, skinny and has yellow green leaves which tastes minty, is serrated. It never flowered but has seeds on it too which also taste ...
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Pins and needles after removing nettles [closed]

I have been experiencing pins and needles in my left hand which I've had for over a week. I was clearing a large area in the garden from nettles and during this time I was stung numerous times. Is ...
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I need help getting ridding of this weed in my flower garden [closed]

Can someone identify this weed and tell me how to stop it from coming back?
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Need help identifying invasive grass/weed in my landscaping + St Augustine grass (9A)

I'm having an issue (among others) with my St Augustine lawn and flowerbed. I'm in zone 9A and this is happening in the sunniest part of the lawn, most gets sun from 8-9 am to 4-5 pm. I'm about ready ...
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Is this a weed or what kind of plant is this [see picture below]? [duplicate]

This plant is growing in one section of my backyard. But don't know if its some sort of herb or weed. Any details on this plant will be helpful.
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How do you identify weeds?

How do you identify weeds, is there some process? I ask as I have this weed (see image) that constantly returns all over my garden and my efforts to find it online have come to nothing. Scotland, U....
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Help identifying. Is this a weed?

Looks like flat leaf parsley, has small purple flowers.
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Help with weed identification - how can I get rid of them for good?

What are these weeds? I've been hitting them with 3 way (2,4-D, Quinclorac, and Dicambia by Bayer) a few times now but they seem to persist. I'm using the "home owner strength" of the 3-way so the %'s ...
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If I just leave dandelions and clover in my lawn, what problems may happen?

There is a lot of advice on the internet about getting rid of dandelions and clover from a lawn: chemical herbicides, manual digging, organic weed remedies. I live in Denver, Colorado, USDA zone 5. I'...
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Control of Hyacinthoides hispanica (Spanish bluebell) in an established landscape

We have several well established beds that are infested with Hyacinthoides hispanica (Spanish bluebell). For a variety of reasons I am unable to dig them out or use "petrochemicals" like RoundUp so I'...
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Looking for exact name of Grass weeds [closed]

Hello I am working on grass weed detection. I have captured three different types of weeds from my Univ lawn. But I want to know the name of those weeds.
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What are these weeds? Should I bother rooting them out

Are these plants worth growing? Or they are plain useless? Weed 1 Weed 2
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Please help ID and getting rid of this weed or grass

This started growing in areas where I added new topsoil and planted new grass seed; likely from seeds infiltrated in the soil or the bale of hay. If left untreated, it will grow up to 3-4ft. The stalk ...
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What is this hairy weed?

I consider this plant weed. But what is it? Zone 7.
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Plants growing between the pavers next to rain drainage

Plants (and not just weeds) grew between the tiles and pavers of my balcony next to the rain drainage. They may cause damage to the ground (and ceiling of the person living underneath me) so how do I ...
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Control of oxalis corniculata

I have a "plague" of Oxalis corniculata in the middle of Vinca minor. Is there any way to eliminate it chemically or just tearing it off?
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New paver walkway - grass popping through

My husband and I had a paved walkway installed last year. Yesterday we noticed grass growing through the pavers. Is this normal? The same company is supposed to be putting in a back patio but now I am ...
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Tilling a yard to reestablish pleasant plant growth

all. Over the years the backyard has got pretty overgrown with unpleasant plants and such. Weeds, crabgrass, nasty vines, etc. We want to rent a tiller and tear up the first 6-8 inches of growth to ...
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diagnosis with salt

i had a lovely garden but im not able now to look after it so i decided to decant the eartgh out all beds and cover with black membrane and then chip over it also have monoblocked and paved all other ...
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Is adding a surfactant causing my herbicide to solidify?

I mixed Triplet SF with some non-ionic surfactant in a ratio of 3:1. The mixture coagulated and formed what looked like you might see gumming up the outlet of a soap pump dispenser. Is there ...
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What are these weeds and how to get rid of them?

Just moved into a new house and the previous owners didn't take care of the yard AT ALL. Weeds everywhere. 90% are simple weeds that will probably go away after I dig and relay a couple inches of soil ...
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Can anyone identify this plant/weed in Northern Indiana

This one here is about 4-5 feet tall they are about 1/8" to 1/4" from top to bottom in Northern Indiana
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How can I get rid of reed?

I have a pretty large pond in my garden which is being overgrown with common reed. Does anyone have a method to get rid of it? In an ecological way of course!
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What's this spindly weed with sharp seeds?

The plant below has thin black seeds, almost needle-sharp, that are also slightly burred so their sides cling to fabric. Seeds maybe a half-inch long. It grows in medium shade (not deep shade) at ...
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Can I kill brambles directly by injection?

Our lovely Hedge is laced with brambles. I cannot access their roots. What is the ideal tool / product to perhaps inject.
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Uk plant (probably weed) identification

found this growing in a hanging basket we thought was empty. Any thoughts?
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Can anyone identify this spreading weed?

This weed is all over my landscape and yard. It spreads like grass. It blends in with my St. Augustine grass and ends up in pots that are setting on the ground. I've tried Roundup and broadleaf weed ...
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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 do I kill this weeds. Is is the end of October -can I apply anything to prevent weeds next year?

I am trying to prevent these weeds from taking over again next year. Is there anything I should do or apply now (end of October) in order to kill these or stop them from coming back next year ? ...
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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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Should I clear rapacious vines from my garden?

My back yard is edged on three sides with something that was probably intended as a garden, but is now just an overgrown mess, with, e.g., lots of vines ensnarling everything. In the photo below you ...
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Is this “ground cover”, from a lawn in New York, Medic or Hop Trefoil?

This grows almost ubiquitously in un-managed grass areas. I'd love to know what it is.
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Re-evaluating my relationship with Gorse

I live in north Auckland, and bit off a lot more then I can chew in terms of a rural block. Because of its prickliness, density and label as a weed, I formed a negative opinion of Gorse - which ...
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What plant or weed is this?

Its about 6 ft tall, not sure what it is, want to tear it out.
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What is this feathery reddish/white “weed” that has popped up in a meadow area?

This is another one I've never seen. A meadow mix was seeded in 2 years ago, so it might even be something desirable rather than a weed.
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Fresh Bermuda sod, completely filled with crabgrass — is this normal for the first year?

We just moved into a new home which had fresh Bermuda sod just laid a few months ago. Now that growing season has kicked in, it appears our "sod" was filled with more weeds than grass. Is this normal ...