Skip to main content

Questions tagged [yard]

Use this tag with questions strictly related to yards and gardens. The scope of the question should be further narrowed down if possible using appropriate tags such as [lawn], [grass], [landscaping], etc. Please do not use this tag as a reference to the location of plants or insects found in your backyard, but include your geographical location in the question itself.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
10 votes
2 answers

What are these curly mushroom-like growths in my mulch?

In one area of the garden in the house I bought couple of months back, we have mulch and recently we are seeing the following. Not sure if this is a mushroom or not. My current guess is that the mulch ...
yasouser's user avatar
  • 1,519
11 votes
6 answers

Can I compost a large brush pile?

For the past year I have been piling up branches and limbs on a border of the yard and now it is about six feet high. I had wanted to experiment with a hugelkultur but the limbs are not very large and ...
ychirea1's user avatar
  • 720
9 votes
3 answers

Clay filled lawn with bad drainage, needs solution

We just bought 28 acres of land with a 30 year old existing house in the center on about 1 acre cleared, the rest is completely tree filled. There is a natural slope only a few degrees heading from ...
Gary's user avatar
  • 91
6 votes
2 answers

I'm trying to get rid of the tamarisk on my property

Lately, many salt cedars (tamarisk) are growing on my property. I'm trying to get rid of them, but I don't want to hurt any of my other plants. It seems they're grown to a field in size. They are ...
Phoenix's user avatar
  • 61
5 votes
3 answers

What's the function/purpose of the waterproof tarp a few inches beneath the ground in my yard?

When I tried to plant some plants and dug up a hole in my front yard, it appeared that there is a waterproof, at least it appeared to me so, tarp under the soil and mulch mixture, and it extends to a ...
qazwsx's user avatar
  • 287
1 vote
0 answers

In ground dog composters, are they effective? [closed]

Looking on the internet, I see a lot of plans for an underground dog waste composting systems. They basically all consist of a well drained barrel like container, buried underground, with a small ...
whatsisname's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer

What is this prickly plant (with photo)?

What is this plant? It's growing sparsely (I've flagged around 30-40 of them over ~5 acres) throughout my back yard in northern Ohio. It is very sharp and has a pretty deep/vertical root system. It's ...
Dave's user avatar
  • 320