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Grasses (*graminoids*) are plants with narrow leaves growing from the base.

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Treat it like a green roof. Use one of the green roof products as your base layer on the concrete and build something like this - minus the insulating layers. There are even growing mediums specifical …
answered Oct 28 '14 by That Idiot
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We will be clearing invasive species from a badly overrun lot on Long Island. There are quite a few mature trees that will be left, but the ground will be mostly bare dirt when we are finished pulling …
asked Sep 27 '16 by That Idiot
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more. Diseases, especially fungal infections love wet turf, and the longer the grass is wet, the greater the chance of infection. By 4am, your turf is already wet with dew, and it will dry out once the … nice guide, though every state will have one: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/430/430-010/430-010.html). A typical lawn needs (depending on soil, location, grass type, slope, etc.) between .75" - 1.5" of …
answered Dec 14 '12 by That Idiot
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annually at least. Next, your lawn looks to be of a size you could rake by hand. You'll want to rake out the dead grass and rough up the topsoil a bit to ensure good seed/soil contact. Another option … "microclimate" in your yard will have a grass variety that can thrive in there. The diversity can also increase your window of a green lawn as some will green up earlier and others will remain green …
answered Sep 14 '16 by That Idiot
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weight. The seed then dries down and enters a quiescent state until proper conditions for germination are met. Seeds of M. sinensis should follow a similar developmental pattern of other C4 grass … shake of the flower. However many ornamental grass cultivars grown from collected seed are either not viable or do not "come true" to the parent. Anecdotal reports puts M. sinensis 'gracillimus …
answered Nov 12 '14 by That Idiot
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nutrients you dump on your lawn remains unavailable to grass. If you can afford it, get a bioassay done (like that from http://soilfoodwebnewyork.com/ but from a local lab). You also mention that … prevent turf from competing with weeds effectively. Finally, I can't tell from the photo exactly, but it looks like your grass is cut really short. You should not cut your lawn below 3" during the …
answered Dec 14 '12 by That Idiot
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/fines at keeping ants from taking up residence). I would love to have grass between the stones, but I'm concerned that the 2" deep won't be enough soil. Is this enough soil for grass? What are some … considerations to help ensure success? Is this a long term solution? Will the grass cause the stones to shift/lift over time? …
asked Sep 4 '15 by That Idiot
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We installed a temporary skating rink with a white poly liner early in the winter. Today we drained the water and removed the plastic to find that the grass beneath was bright green. The rest of the … lawn is brown as is typical for this time of year. The plastic obviously protected the grass somehow, but can anyone fill me in on the exact reasons? …
asked Apr 3 '15 by That Idiot
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The pine needles shouldn't really impede the growth of the grass unless they wind up covering the ground quite thick. It is common to put straw or other cover on grass seed to protect it from too …
answered Sep 27 '17 by That Idiot
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We noticed some seedlings emerging from the flower head of an unidentified grass flower head yesterday. None of us had seen this before and we wondered how common it was and if it is more prevalent …
asked Oct 28 '14 by That Idiot
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, expose soil, and allow light to fall on weed seeds. These seeds, in their newly found perfect environment, spring into action and can easily outcompete the recently weakened dethatched grass. …
answered Dec 14 '12 by That Idiot
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A number of eco-friendly turf management sources say something along the lines of Increasing grass height only 1/8 inch adds about 300 square feet more energy-collecting leaf surface for each … 1,000 square feet of lawn. So, it has a greater ability to produce its own food and less need for fertilizer.1 and If you are currently mowing at less than 3” every 1/8” of grass blade …
asked Dec 10 '19 by That Idiot
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I have heard and read quite a bit about the benefits of pre-germinating grass seed in terms of getting a lawn growing quicker than it would if you simply seeded. The procedures I've seen involve …
asked May 15 '15 by That Idiot
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I agree that the caustic lime used in masonry is likely the culprit. Depending on how much was washed onto the grass, it could kill the grass, rather than just cause a temporary die-back. However … over time it will react with CO2 in the air and turn into calcium carbonate, which is alkaline, but not caustic. A pH test will tell you if you need to make any adjustments. Depending on what kind of grass you have growing, you are looking for soil pH in the 5.0 - 7.0 range. …
answered Sep 18 '14 by That Idiot
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How do you convert a mixed fescue field to a native warm-season grass meadow? I'm actually looking for information on a few of options: Anything goes option. Minimal soil disturbance option. Minimal soil disturbance no herbicide option. …
asked Dec 19 '14 by That Idiot

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