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What is this low-growing lawn weed with small white flowers in Massachusetts?

Can anyone help me identify this? It's popped up in my lawn in early spring. I live in Massachusetts and this thing is everywhere. It covers the ground so well, I'm afraid it'll keep grass from coming ...
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What is this rambling/climbing plant with small leaves?

It's grown up my unused bench and I think it actually looks pretty. Is it dangerous, noxious, or uncontrollable? It's been there for almost a year and hasn't flowered. It grows up trees (I try to cut ...
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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 is this weed and how do I kill it without killing the grass?

What is this weed and how do I kill it without killing the grass? I've tried different brands of the usual spectrum herbicide that kills everything but doesn't kill grass, and everything - like ...
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How can I control umbrella grass?

How can I get rid of my umbrella grass (papyrus, Cyperus alternifolius) completely? Will glyphosate kill it? Or do I have to dig it out? I've cut it to the ground. It was taking over too much space.
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Identification - Plant growing next to my bonsai?

I bought a bonsai (exterior one) some weeks ago and a plant is growing just next to it. I have some questions about it. Is someone able to identify what kind of plants it is ? Is this plant can ...
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Identification of white flower with four petals

Just wondering what this is. Found it in an old pot out back and not sure if I should toss or save. TIA
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What are these weeds and how can I get rid of them?

I am in Scotland and my garden was landscaped just over a year ago. At that time the soil and plants in my flower beds were brought in for the first time, before that there was just grass everywhere. ...
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Can I Combine Pre-emergents

Some pre-emergents are good for stopping things like crabgrass and annual rye-grass (e.g. Halts) while others are better/made for broad-leaf weeds like dandelion and clover (e.g. Gallery). Question: ...
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What is this plant found in Arizona that grew to 4 feet tall in a few months?

This plant started growing this spring in my back yard in Arizona. It is now a few months later and the plant is about 4 feet tall. Can someone tell me what this is?
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Is this poison sumac?

Was just pulling this stuff out of the ground all over my back yard, and then got suspicious about the red leaves.
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What is this plant in my lawn?

When I mowed my overgrown UK lawn yesterday, I noticed a network of thin vines. There was also less grass in these patches. I looked and found the leaves of this plant in the areas I hadn't mowed yet. ...
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What kind of plant is this? It has maple-like leaves but is a fast-growing weed

I've scoured the internet but cannot seem to identify this plant. It is growing in the Southeastern United States and is around 3 to 4 ft high. It grows fairly quickly, so I assume it's some kind of ...
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What is this weed with purple flowers?

my garden is full of these plants (weeds) and I'm wondering what are they. The purple flower (small bit that attaches to the plant) is a bit sweet in taste. Location: Moldova (Eastern Europe), it ...
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Which backpack sprayer (stainless steel vs plastic wand) to spray acidic solution to kill weeds?

I am debating which Chapin backpack sprayer to buy. The major difference between Chaptin 61900 and 61800 (see bottom of the page for comparison) is that 61900's wand is stainless steel. I am planning ...
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What plant is this? A weed?

I just moved into a new house and have a couple of these in the back yard. Not sure if it is a weed or an ornamental. Anyone recognize it? Bay Area, CA (usda zone 9a/b)
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How to replace lawn with rock garden

I am not a big fan of mowing the lawn, and am planning to cover the current lawn with washed rock completely (also to prevent weed growth). Do I need to prep anything beforehand? Or can I simply ...
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Is this a weed or an ornamental plant?

We think it showed up one year later than it was supposed to My wife planted some bulbs and not all of them turned into a plant the year before. We do not know if it is a weed or one of her bulbs
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What do I do once my weeds turn brown?

I put down some spray Ortho concentrate weed killer almost 2 weeks ago. Now many of my weedy areas are turning brown and look like they are drying up (grass still looks ok). What do I do now? Will ...
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What weed killer should I use before laying a new lawn?

I have been working on my garden and had to remove trees, bushes, and the old lawn. I am starting to see new shoots coming through the soil. What weed killer do I need before I lay a new lawn?
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Is this a weed or vegetable

I have this plant growing in my raised bed that I did not plant. Is this a weed or a useful vegetable plant? Need help identifying the plant.
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Grassy weed with seeds on spidery stalks

I have a weed growing in my yard that is distinguished by its spindly seed stalks with individual seeds at the ends of branching fingerlets. It grows in distinct clumps. In the picture below, note the ...
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What is this lawn weed with whorled leaves found in New Brunswick, Canada?

I had new sod laid in July '15. I noticed a few of these weeds in Summer of '16. Now, in Spring of '17, there are clumps of them all over my lawn. There are none in my neighbor's or at the side of ...
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Paver bricks — handling weeds without bad chemicals

I have paver bricks with this cracks between each brick and weeds. Handling the weeds is a challenge for my wife and I. Any suggestions? Our strategy now is: hand pick the weeds use a power washer ...
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Getting rid of spikey ball weeds

There is a weed in my backyard that generates little brown balls with spikes on them. The balls are probably less than 1cm in diameter. See picture. Here are my questions: 1) What is the name of it?...
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Is this an undesirable grass or a weed?

I have some patchy weird grass or weeds growing on my lawn. You can see in a few places in the images below: Picture 1: you can see the longer wider grass blades scattered here. What is this? A ...
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What is this variegated low-growing plant with purple flowers, and how do I get rid of it?

I'm not even sure this is considered a weed, but it seems to be taking over a flower bed, so, I'll treat it as one. On my neighbors' front garden, it completely took over. The ground is somewhat ...
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What is this grassy weed?

I live in the Nashville, TN area, and I've noticed a particular type of grassy weed starting to pop up in my lawn, now that it's March. I'd like to identify it so that I can learn how to prevent it ...
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How should I remove the wild greenery in my pots before transplanting flowers or herbs?

I have five big concrete pots with soil in them. Some have wild greenery of some kind and the others have moss. Should I just till the soil and turn the surface over, or should I do something to ...
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Can anyone identify this apparent succulent weed? It's popping up all over after our rains

This appears to be a weed, as hundreds have popped up all over a backyard at a client's home. Any idea of what it is? Found in San Diego, California, USA.
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Weed Identification

I found this weed in my veggie patch and I was wondering if anyone could identify it and maybe provide some information about it. Key Information Canberra, Australia. Only seen in the last day. ...
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How should I remove long grasses/roots to prepare a fresh bed?

I am currently attempting to remove a bunch of dead grass in a roughly 5'x5' plot. When the grass fully grows sometime in early-to-mid summer, they are like very small, long-grassed shrubs, sort of ...
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How can I really get rid of henbit?

Every year in early March it seems I have a ton of henbit, (lamium amplexicaule), in my yard (Southern US, zone 7, bermuda grass). Not just around the edges, it's all over the yard. By May/June it ...
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What is this choko-like vine, and how can I get rid of it and ensure it doesn't return?

What is this choko-like vine, growing near Toowoomba, Australia? What is the best method to permanently get rid of the plant? The first picture shows the 'fruit' hanging on the vine, which is growing ...
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Get rid of weeds from my raised garden bed - without pesticides

I bought a house that came with a rather large (8' x 50') raised (well, raised only 4") garden bed. It is infested with weeds. Last summer I planted some vegetables in it but spent most of the time ...
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How to use the nutrients in convolvulus sepium without further spreading the infestation?

My back yard, about 1/8 acre or 500 m2, is covered in convolvulus (and wandering willy). It's even coming up in the middle of my raised beds that I protected with cardboard ( should have used weed mat ...
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What is this grassy weed called?

I have a weed growing in parts of my yard that grows really fast and tends to take over unmown patches if I'm not attentive. My house in central North Carolina came with a wildflower garden that this ...
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What is this New Zealand weed? Plants grow to about 50cm-1m tall and have long leaves

Can anyone identify this weed - I'd imagine its quite common in New Zealand. (I'm in Auckland, and its flooding my untended padocks, but also flowing over into used areas). It proved remarkably ...
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Spot application of poison on seed head stalk

Before I go and try to remove a Bahia Grass infestation in my turf, I'm wondering if Glyphosate will be effective if I apply it only along the stalk that the seed-head grows out of? There is a lot of ...
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What is this monster thistle-like weed?

What is this monster weed? It grows back every year and I yank it, but I can't dig out the tap root because it's too close to the gas line. It is in Norfolk, VA, USA in full sun. I'm kind of ...
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What is this low-growing plant with small yellow fruit found in Roanoke, Virginia? Is it edible?

What is this plant? The little marble sized yellow fruit (tomatoes?) grows on a vine and close to the ground. Is it edible? I found it near an abandoned nursery in Roanoke, Virginia, where other ...
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Am I wasting my time pulling dallisgrass seed pods before mowing?

My fescue lawn that is largely dormant right now because of the heat, but dallisgrass is thriving and driving me crazy. I started pulling out by hand the tall seed pod stalks before mowing my yard, ...
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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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What's the name of this plant/weed? See picture below

I'm thinking this is a weed. It's growing in one part of my backyard. Its really hard to uproot the plant. The root is thick and even the small plants grow off of the left over root in the ground. If ...
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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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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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Returning a garden paved for 30 years with packed clay below, back to lawn

My new rear garden has had concrete slab paving for decades, resting on heavily packed and deep London Clay soil and a small amount of odd rubble. The paved area measures about 6x7m. The soil under ...
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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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What's the best tool to remove weeds?

I have different types of weeds in my garden, some 50cm (~1½ ft) tall or more. What's the best (and cheapest) tool to remove those?
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Help identifying a weed/unwanted plant that pops up all over and unchecked, grows into a tree!

Per the title really. It seems to be quite invasive and pops up all over the place, often entangled into the centre of an existing shrub It's a pain to dig out but it can be done It's quite (but not ...