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  1. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    The soil on my property is very sandy. If I walk on any area often, it compacts very tightly, if I dont, it is like loose sand. I have read in many places that the best repair is to add compost. Problem is, the area is just so big, the cost and machinery required would just be prohibitive...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi guys! First time home owner here recently purchased a 1993 home where the home inspection came back amazing. It was raining lightly the day of inspection. Fast forward and we had a pretty good size rain that left my walkway right outside my front door looking like the picture below. I was...
  3. Gardening Forum
    I just completed two large retaining walls, each about 25' x 20' and filled them with topsoil. I knew I could not do any serious garden planting before winter hits here in upstate NY zone 5, but a friend suggests I put down winter rye just to get roots in the dirt and organic activity going...
  4. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi Everyone! Very happy to make a first post upon finding this site today. Let's talk about improving soil for St. Augustine grass. We're talking Texas Gulf Coast conditions. The first thing that comes to mind is when the new sod arrives it is usually a very heavy clay soil. I like to add gypsum...
  5. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I've got 8 acres and some of it is marshy. The grass there gets up to 2 feet high and of course is wet. Mowers just get stuck so I usually just use a Ryobi weed wacker, which cuts some grass but just pushes most of it down in a flattened position. I'm wondering how you folks might approach...
  6. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hey guys, I'm a new home owner and just moved in about 4 weeks ago. The yard needs some TLC and I want to learn how to make it look beautiful because me and my wife love the house and yard. It just needs some patience, kindness, and loving; some sweet loving. :vs_karate: I'm attaching a photo...
  7. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Our townhome rental unit has a small back yard (maybe 225 SF). Right now it has a mix of bad grass and weeds. We want a cheap quick fix to make it presentable. Do you have any suggestions? Doing sod ourselves seems pretty cheap, but I wouldn't be opposed to something zero maintenance like pea...
  8. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    HELP PLEASE..... This weed is taking over my beautiful centipede yard. It is spreading so fast and I have tried a couple of different weed and feeds. I have attached some pictures. Please let me know if you know what it is and how to kill it. Thank you very much...
  9. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi guys, So I made the biggest mistake ever this spring. I basically killed my entire yard. Went to Tractor Supply and asked the worker what the best product was for weed control. She obviously had no idea, but pointed to me what all the "farmers" were using. Without thinking twice, I grabbed...
  10. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi everyone, We are a couple of former city apartment dwellers who just bought a house and are in way over our head with this whole yard thing. We are still in the city so it's a small yard, but we would like to make a lawn out of it. Attached are some photos of things currently growing in our...
  11. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Can anyone identify this grass from the seed heads? They have been popping up all over the edges of my lawn for the past couple of weeks and I'm thinking it's immature grass stickers, but want to make sure. Thanks! Location: West Texas
  12. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello everyone I am 22 years old and a new home owner that needs some serious help, I'm new to this website and landscaping so please bear with me. I resently purchased a very modest home in Miami FL that I would like to do an overhaul on. The interior is all done but I have another project...
  13. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I've been concerned about some brown dry patches of grass in my lawn. I had assumed it was just not getting enough water, but yesterday when I was pulling some weeds I found the extent of the damage. Basically the whole area just rolls up like a mat, leaving just bare soil. I saw plenty of bugs...
  14. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    My name is Anthony. I am trying to figure out the best cheap way to get rid of my old lawn and reseed with new grass. The size is about 1/3 of an acre. It is mostly rock and dirt right now but where there is grass it is extremely thick and heavy. Do I just till it and leave the old grass in...
  15. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I just moved to Crownsville, MD (Arden on the Severn) and the current yard is full of vines and looks crazy. Is there a good sod for a lush green yard that has sandy soil (history shows the sand here is the finest making glass sand in North America). I also have mostly shaded areas. I looked...
  16. Roofing/Siding
    hi to everyone, i am building (or attempting to guide) the building of a resort in the andaman sea on the thailand coast. problems are many as are the choices. i am not a builder or skilled in DIY. (feel free to abuse me etc 'what the hell are you doing' etc.....) anyway back to the subject...
  17. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello all, Glad to be in this great community. I've recently purchased my first home in San Leandro, CA (Bay Area), which never had any sort of lawn in the backyard (~1800 sq. ft, not sloped). I have yet to do any tests on the soil but will do that this week. I have tilled and removed...
  18. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    We just purchased a foreclosure here in Birmingham, AL that has a decent sized backyard...unfortunately it's almost completely covered in weeds or just has huge spots with no growth (just dirt). So, I'm trying to figure out the best way to get rid of the weeds and grow a healthy lawn in its...
  19. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I'm wanting to prepare my yard surface for seeding of the best lawn I can seed. However, the current state of the surface is extremely rough, dry, and has thick grassy chunks in it. I'm attaching a photo of the surface where I want to seed. What kind of work am I going to have to do on this...
  20. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    This is a weed that is growing on one side of my house. It is beginning to spread very rapidly. Doing a few searches online it looks like Sandbur although I'm not sure. Any help identifying this nuisance is greatly appreciated. If you have a good way to get rid of it that will help greatly.
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