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The only thing that could save some plants from last winters record low temperatures along the TX coast would be to bring them inside. As of the end of July some stuff has come back, some didn't. I am hoping some of a large fig tree made it. 75% was dead, but half of what leafed out has now died. One sego palm of 20 has still not come back. It was so cold ...


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I feel you're asking the wrong question. I would seed mint over the septic tank rather than grass, and you can always beat it up so it will come back easily.


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Based on the timing of the grass's appearance, its color, the alternate/nearly paired arrangement of its blades, and its form, you have crabgrass. The base of the grass's blades is often a purplish color, which is also an ID key. Here's more information on identifying crabgrass. Note that the first photo in the attached link shows a much more mature clump ...


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I have this plant too trying to take over my lawn (San Francisco bay area). It wasn't there and appeared a couple of weeks a gardener dug up an area around a sprinkler to fix it and I think he threw in some soil from his truck to fill the area he dug up! I think it is "selfheal" based on Internet research.


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