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I believe you are all incorrect, respectfully. It looks like what I have growing in new topsoil that I recently added to a low area in my lawn. I was told that it is foxtail grass, an annual, and that the best way to control it is to mow it short after it has grown up and started to show seed heads. If it doesn't go to seed before going dormant in the ...


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That looks just like a ground orchid I have. My leave are a little larger and look healthier , but mine get fertilizer , water and are in mostly shade ( zone 8). Mine bloom in early spring ; Feb and Mar.


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If you mean glyphosate or Round Up, unless you have weeds actively growing, it won't do anything because it 'kills through the green', it doesn't prevent germination. Even if you have weeds present, most might be killed with one application, some won't, and further germination is likely, depending on which weeds you have. I believe the packaging says how ...


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Given the low nitrogen content, I would suggest adding clover or microclover to your lawn. Clovers are nitrogen fixers, which means they get their nitrogen from the air instead of from the soil. That means they will: Stay green and happy despite the current low nitrogen levels in the soil. Unlike the weeds, they won't compete with the grass for what ...


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The most common grass in TX is St Augustine . It is put in by sod or plugs , plugs will fill in during one good growing season. Because it is a backyard I would hire someone to put in plugs instead of the cost of sod. The shade will not get the best growth from St Augustine, so it may take two years to fill in . When I got a new house in the Houston area I ...


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Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet. Everything is on the table. A fence is just a fence and can be removed and replaced, or not. Heavy concrete pavers can be removed and replaced, or not. With the pavers and the fence out of the way, a small digger/backhoe on tracks could take the stony soil out, be trucked away to someplace where fill for a ...


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I used Scotts Starter Fertilizer Plus Weed Preventer, which seems to have worked pretty well to prevent weeds as well as fertilizing the seeds.


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It looks lovely the way it is. I'd be very happy with this lawn. As you are next to the water, it's a bad idea to use sprays. Kills the fish etc. The Safety sheet for the spray will also say not to use near waterways; it may also be illegal to spray so close. What is the purpose of the lawn? it looks green and full of life. As long as there aren't any very ...


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