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  1. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Our lawn has many holes in it, which I am assuming are various animal tunnels. I've attached some photos of a few examples. What is the best way for me to fill these in? They are a hazard and could cause someone to sprain an ankle. Someone told me I should fill them halfway with gravel and...
  2. 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...
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    Hello, I recently purchased my first home this past fall. Now that we made it to through winter to the spring, we have come to notice that our backyard does not drain well at all. Our yard is not level and we get ponds that last a week in the low spots. We have been looking into different...
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    There are lots of leaves in my yard. See the attached pictures. I want to rake them off the lawn and dump into the cracks of the rocks. My house sits on a small hill of about 1 acre and there are lots of big rocks. Question is: Will the leaves decompose themselves if I dump them amongst the...
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    Any ideas on what would be best way to seed grass? I have never actually seeded a lawn before.
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    Bought a new house with a yard that was neglected for years. This is in Kansas, so I think USDA zone 5b. There are two areas. One that's shaded which has no grass at all. Then another area that gets moderate amount of sunlight and has some grass. I heard that around labor day is the best...
  7. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Could anyone help me identify what is happening in my lawn. It is in the shade most of the time (you'll notice a lot of moss in there). Just thought I'd mention. In the summer at night, slugs are a common sight. Lawn is all lumpy. Looks like little piles of poop, but I'm pretty sure it's made...
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    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...
  9. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    My wife and I live in a small suburb of Chicago with a 3 city lot property. We recently had some tree's removed due to a carpenter ant problem and are working with a clean slate in terms of the yard space and looking for ideas on how to setup the area / landscape it. I did purchase on an end of...
  10. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    When should I start to fertilize and feed my lawn? I live near NY/NJ border
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    Hi All - I am new to this forum and wanted to ask a question. I moved into a new home that once had beautiful green grass. As the weather got colder here in NJ the grass began to brown and now looks almost dead. I haven't treated it (rookie mistake I know :eek:). What can I do to make sure...
  12. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi Everyone, This post is the main reason I joined DIY chatroom but I'm sure I'll be pretty active after it considering the responses. My lawn at the beginning of the season and into late july was looking great! (Green, healthy, water regularly and extensively on hot days) All of a sudden...
  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...
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    I have this in front of my house now: http://i.imgur.com/Mqo5e.jpg I want to make it look like this: http://i.imgur.com/UQAQG.jpg I know nothing about lawn care with exception of lawn mowing but have done alot of work around the house. What's involved with doing it myself? Do I save...
  16. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi everybody, This is my first spring in my first house so I'm pretty new at lawn care. I have some of the Step1 of the Scott's 4 Step program and was going to try to put it down on the lawn today. Checking the forecast for my town, though, there's a lot of rain coming this weekend. Partly...
  17. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I am installing a sprinkler system myself this spring. I have relativly low pressure (40-60psi) and only 8-9gpm. My yard is a nasty shape. It bends curves, and I had trouble designing the head to head coverage. I planned it out so the sprinklers at least hit each other, and I have rotors...
  18. 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...
  19. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi everyone... First off, I just want to say that I am not savvy when it comes to this stuff but I need some help. I have a Yard Machines Push-Mower (158cc I believe) that I bought from Home Depot about a year ago. I have used it several times and always had trouble starting it, but I always...
  20. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello All, I'm new to this site, so bear with me while I try to explain my dilemma. I bought a home 2 years ago. I've never been a homeowner before, so I'm making a lot of improvements, but feel like I'm blindly feeling my way through. I just had a stone wall put up yesterday. I came out...
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