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Lawn Maintenance - prepping for a nice lawn in the spring [migrated]

The lawn is in Ontario Canada and I hear October/November is the time to over-seed to achieve a healthy weed reduced lawn in the spring. The lawn has become very bumpy over the past five years due ...
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I over-fertilized my lawn. Now what do I do? [closed]

So, I screwed up, and put too much turf fertilizer on my lawn. It's not completely brown/dead, but there are some pretty significant patches. Is there any way to recover from this? Or is my only ...
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Mixed Shade/Light Grass issues

I like in Northeastern PA and just bought a new home. It has about a half acre to it. Last year they dug a new well and the ruts the truck left planted new grass. It looks horrible. The new grass ...
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Why is my tall fescue wilting?

I currently live in North Carolina and this past fall I had tall fescue sod and an irrigation system put in my backyard. This spring I used Scotts fertilizer (in March). Since then I have been ...
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How to clear an overgrown flower bed and prep for grass

I bought my house about two years ago, and some of the flower beds that the original owner had put in the garden are now completely overgrown with weeds. I would like to remove the weeds and the ...
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What can I do about my lawn growing unevenly/patchy?

I last mowed about 3 weeks ago. There are parts of my front and back yards where the grass looks like it's ready to be mowed again, but other parts that look almost the same as they did fresh after ...
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How can I make a nail-strewn lawn safe for bare feet?

Our landlord replaced the roof (cedar shingle) and now there are old nails hidden in the grass all around. My children loved to run around barefoot, but now I'm worried about them getting a nail ...
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Are there other advantages to using turf over grass seed besides getting instant results?

As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm planning to eventually have a lawn in our front yard (right now, it's bare due to septic work). I'm confused on if there are clear advantages to using turf vs ...
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Drought-Resistant Lawn/Turf Recommendation For Area Above Septic

We recently had a new septic system installed in the front yard. The installation went fine but the front-yard is quite bare now (almost all dirt). I want to have a nice lawn in front but am ...
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What is a cheap patio solution for a muddy area in my backyard?

I have an area just at the end of my current patio that I have tried to grow grass in for a few years with no luck. The area is heavily shaded, it is between two large maples. Plus I have two large ...
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Bermuda grass is invading my Kentucky Blue? Any solutions that don't involve Roundup?

I live in the mountain west, where my neighbor's lawn and the mountains nearby allow Bermuda grass to infiltrate my lawn. My neighbor says the only real solution is Roundup; but I'm sure that's not ...
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What is the best kind of grass/seed for a completely shaded lawn?

After our home was built this winter, we had a new lawn seeded in the spring and it came in nicely almost everywhere except one area in the back that is in the shade all day long (there are woods on ...