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Cheapest and easier way to turn lawn landscape to desert landscape [migrated]

I'd like to convert my front yard from lawn landscape to desert landscape to consume less water and less maintenance, and I'd like it to be done in cheapest way possible without using any pesticide. ...
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Should an irrigation manifold/valve box be situated in the yard (centipede) or landscaping (pine straw)?

In fixing a broken irrigation system, the manifold and all valves have been disconnected and will be relocated in at least some way. The previous setup used round access portals and was neglected for ...
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What is this tall light green grass growing with my bermuda?

We know it's not crabgrass, but I'm not sure what else it could be. I just laid some scott's turf builder on the lawn, which caused it to grow quite a bit more than it normally does, so I'm wondering ...
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Briggs and stratton twin. governor

I have a Briggs twin. The governor gear broke and I replaced it. I adjusted the governor and it still runs full tilt. I tried anther new governor gear and the same thing happens.
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How to make stair with grasses [closed]

I found this picture online and wonder what material being used as the retaining wall for the grasses? It looks like a long piece of metal horizontally. But it could also be pressure treated lumber. ...
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Does sand help with drainage or marshy lawns around a house?

We moved into our home nine months ago, and slowly the situation of runoff from other properties has led to a condition where the back yard is very marshy-like (your shoes would get muddy and it's a ...
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Is running over your extension cable with an electric lawn mower dangerous?

I'm currently about to buy a lawn mower, but don't know if I should take a fuel, electric with cable or battery one. I'm leaning more towards electric with cable, because it's cheaper than battery ...
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Advice on torching my lawn

I don't like mowing my lawn (too sisyphean). I'd like to go about a year in between having to do anything. So I'm thinking about torching it with a weed burner. How's that likely to work out for me?
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How to manage water pooling at a particular spot in my lawn?

Per the picture, I have an interesting draining issue where some rain water will drain along my roof's edge to a spot on my lawn. Problem is that the water is pooling in heavier rains (see picture ...
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Do I have drainage issues?

I am looking at buying a home and the yard is a down slope to the road in the front and flat on the sides and in the back. The house was built in 1999 and had to have the driveway replaced in 2014. ...
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Metal spike with heavy metal cord found in front lawn

While raking my front lawn I came across this metal stake in the ground, wrapped in a thick metal wire/cord. I could not pull the stake up. I dug around and found the wire, pulling up on it and it ...
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Front yard flooding, drainage help needed

[Front yardThe front of my yard faces the main road, which is on a higher grade than my driveway. My driveway dips for the first approx. 5 feet, then dips back up towards my garage, this causes water ...
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Hydrostatic mower drive belt - Troy Bilt Horse

I have a Troy Bilt horse that has 2 belts, one for the 2 blades on the deck and a drive belt that runs the hydrostatic transmission. The transmission belt broke, and I can't figure out how to get to ...
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lawn sprinkler system pressure reducer settings?

my street water pressure is around 100 psi, my house pressure has a regulator on 70 psi. my yard sprinkler system is directly on my street water line before the house. I want to place pressure ...
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Kobalt Weed Eater unspools immediately on running

As soon as I start running my Kobalt KST 120X-06 weed eater the line immediately unspools very quickly (like 5 inches a second). It is like the autofeed is always on. I have made sure I am spooling ...
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What made these burrows and holes in my lawn (Picture inside)

I just moved to upstate NY area. I don't have too much experience with lawn but I know my lawn is terrible compared to my neighbors'. I took this picture today. There are clearly some activities ...
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How do sub-surface drains (e.g. French drains) work?

Do sub-surface drains (e.g. French drains, rubble drains, etc.) require a uniform rise in the water table in order to work? Or can they catch and convey localized sub-surface water? For instance, let'...
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Is it normal for a 1" Lawn Sprinkler repair to leak only under pressure?

Using 4 steel radiator like bands, I replaced a section of underground lawn sprinkler black plastic pipe that runs over a septic drain field. Repair couplers do not leak until i press my foot down ...
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What could cause my Craftsman push mower to die after running for a few minutes?

I received a Craftsman push mower (Model 917.377543) from my sister. She had left it outside all winter in the snow/rain. I have got to the point where the mower will run for 15-20 minutes initially ...
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What could happen if I used 4 cycle fuel in a 2 cycle engine?

So apparently at Home Depot in my area, pre-mixed 2 cycle fuel is in a grey bottle and 4 cycle is in a green bottle. And at Lowe's, it's exactly the opposite. The last time I bought fuel, I bought at ...
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What is causing the last two heads in a sprinkler/irrigation system to have no water pressure?

Zone 2 of my irrigation system has 6 pop-up sprinkler heads but the last two do not pop up, nor is there any water coming from them at all. They are completely dry, even in the flex lines they are ...
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What advanced features are available for sprinkler systems?

I'm making a sprinkler system for my house before summer gets here. So far I'm thinking of an embedded microcontroller with light and temp sensors, so when the sun goes down and it starts to cool your ...
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What's a nifty way to restrict my dog run without re-installing it?

We have a "dog run" in our back yard that we hook our dogs to when they need to go out. Their harnesses hook to a lead, and then lead in turn hooks to the wheel you see in the picture below. The wheel ...
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How can I prevent water from pooling in the street in front of my house?

I have a problem with water pooling in front of my house. Between my Sprinklers and the rain there is always a puddle where my lawn meets the street. What do you think is the best way to stop this ...
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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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Why is my tall fescue wilting? [closed]

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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Replacing pavers with grass, what do I do with the sand?

My backyard was pretty much entirely paver stones and I'm pulling them out to put in grass. I've pulled up many of the stones and underneath them is sand (fortunately they did that right). My question ...
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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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Is there a quick way to clean up walnuts from a yard?

I'm renting a house and it has a walnut tree in the yard which has started dropping hundreds of walnuts all over the place. Picking them up by hand seems like it'd be messy and very slow. Is there a ...
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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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How do I care for the land area directly above a septic tank?

Any suggestions for how to care for the land area directly above a septic tank? I'm a first-time home buyer with a septic tank in my front yard. I'd like it to be aesthetically pleasing and ...
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What are some recommended cordless trimmers/weed-eaters?

I'm looking to pick up a cordless trimmer/weed-eater. I have a bit of an anti-noise bias, so I'm hoping to find something that's electric cordless, not a gas-powered one. Are there any trimmers of ...
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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 ...
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How do I get utility lines marked on my property?

In Michigan, there is a service called Miss Dig for identifying buried utility lines. We've just moved from Michigan to New Hampshire, and we would like to know where our utility lines are buried. ...
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Does liquid aerification work?

I have terrible soil in my yard, because the builder scraped off most of the topsoil and sold it. I need to aerate the yard and get some more nutrients in it. Has anyone tried any of the liquid ...