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Bedstraw or cleavers (Galium species) is a low growing weedy weed with a small white flower in the shape of a cross, together with small leaves that grow in whorls, which are bunches of leaves (6-8 in this case) growing from the same place on the stem. I won't try to guess at the species, for that we would need more detail from a single plant, so if you can ...


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The tall grass weeds are not crabgrass, as that grows horizontally, not vertically. It looks like it could be quackgrass instead. The round-leaved plants are violets. There is not one herbicide that will kill both weeds and, in my experience, no herbicide will kill mature violets in one application. Over the years I've spot-treated violets with broadleaf ...


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Find your highest point & remove the dirt to bring back to the lowest point. Rotavate the bottom end & rake down to the lower part towards the house


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That looks like nutsedge. You can find out for sure by digging up a small clump and looking for the characteristic "nutlets" among the roots. I think I see a nutlet in the dirt patch to the right of the blue circle in your photo, but it's hard to be sure from the photo. (Incidentally, nutsedge nutlets are edible as long as you haven't already put ...


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It looks like the tool you're using is doing a good job at removing the weeds and their deep tap roots, which is essential to preventing them from growing back. Short of using chemicals, you've already found the most efficient way of removing them. If you want to fill in the holes, tap the loose soil off of the weed roots. Pack that soil back into the hole, ...


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@wax eagle's answer is excellent. I'd just some additional steps to consider. I completely redid a dead lawn a few years back, and I started by spraying the weeds, tilling the whole thing and having about 10 yards of "dillo dirt" (our local municipality's processed, cleaned and composted.. organic matter) dumped, then I spread it, tamped it and put ...


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In some areas, they burn the weeds instead of chopping/mowing them, but you obviously have to be careful about that, and it won't be suitable for every area. I'm guessing you might need to call your county and let them know you'll be burning before you do it. Just look for a weed burner, or a blow torch for weeds. Some products might be unsafe, however (so ...


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I bought a swing blade (weed cutter, idiot stick?) at Home Depot for less than $20 2 days ago and within 25 minutes I had cleared a 25' sq space. This was with NO experience AND using it wrong. Apparently they work best LOW to the ground where you can swing with one hand. I held mine 8 - 10" to leave the clover. Within about 10 minutes I got the ...


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Rake with an iron rake ( not a spring type ), you want to pull grass leaves up to the surface. I put 1 to 2 inches of sand in the back yard and it worked well . I have St Augustine which can be put in with plugs so it may have tolerated it better than some other grasses.


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"And a Man shall ever see, that when Ages grow to civility and Elegancie, Men come to Build Stately, sooner then to Garden Finely: As if Gardening were the Greater Perfection." Francis Bacon, The Essayes, 1625. That much said, weeds grow pretty well on gun emplacements on the Normandy coast where Erwin Rommel deliberately constructed piles of ...


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I wouldn't recommend it personally; the quantity of rubble is a bit much, and it has a tendency to move together and form a fairly impenetrable layer over time,and 40cm down isn't very deep either. Under the lawn,it may cause drainage issues. If you were going to use it as a kind of hardcore under an area that will be paved, fine, but I wouldn't be too ...


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