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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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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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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 this plant growing from a pineapple plant

I have been growing pineapples in my backyard for around five years and this is the first time I have seen this plant grow from underneath a pineapple plant. The pineapple plant is from the top of a ...
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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 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 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 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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Looking to identify this seed

We are located in southern Ontario. I found these seeds in a row (flat sides against each other) in my garden. There is a lot together, so I'm guessing a large pod (its spring so maybe it has degraded ...
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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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Weed that looks like grass

I cannot seem to get rid of this weed that looks like grass. Can anyone tell me what this is
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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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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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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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String embedded in overgrown lawn - how to remove?

A tenant/previous owner of my property dumped a commercial quantity of old plants which had been tied to overhead beams with a non biodegradable string. The area is very messy with high grass and ...
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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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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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How can I help my permaculture garden that's being overpowered by weeds?

My permaculture design garden is being taken over by horsetails and other common 'weeds'. I'm spending hours every day or two on weed control. I believe they are choking my fruit trees and bushes, ...
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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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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 a weed? Colorado foothills… very tough

Little flowers sawtooth round leaves. Ex may have planted this... makes ne think of Grecian Windflowers ... but this is fall and they have just come up in the last month! Flowers are in bud stage. ...
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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 whispy grass stalk with a red base and thick woody roots, and how can I get rid of it?

This grass is slowly taking over my yard, and it's highly irritating as it grows at 3-5 times the speed of the rest of the lawn. I'd dearly love to get rid of it, but broadleaf weed killer is not ...
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What is this tall, broad-leaved plant from Central NY?

I have this growing on the bank behind my cottage and am very curious to know what it is: It has long, broad leaves that narrow and expand drastically It's at least 6 feet tall The stem is about 1" ...
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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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UK plant (probably weed) identification

I found this growing in a hanging basket we thought was empty. Any thoughts?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A plant or a weed?

Can anybody tell this non-gardener (hopeless!) what this is? It suddenly showed up in the area on the side of my house that I don't have anything growing in. I'm guessing a bird left a seed but ...
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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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Is it safe to eat dandelions previously treated with a selective iron herbicide?

Three years ago, I started trying to reduce the number of dandelions in my lawn with a household selective herbicide named Scotts® EcoSense® Weed B Gon® (MSDS and retailer product page). The ...

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