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  1. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi, My front yard lawn is very patchy this year, and there are violets and crabgrass and some weird flutey type grass look-a-like. It now looks like my back yard lawn has for years (we don't maintain the back yard lawn). I'd really like some input on what could have happened to cause this. We...
  2. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi all, We had a fescue sod yard in our house that we bought this spring in Atlanta, GA that died by late summer. Apparently it was a very hot and dry summer and I didn't water enough. So we cut down the amount of lawn space, and put in a bunch of groundcover plants where there is full sun, and...
  3. 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...
  4. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I let my dog go out to the bathroom in my backyard, but I've noticed that the lawn is starting to show yellow patches where she has peed. Is there a product that can return those patches back to their nice green color?
  5. 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.
  6. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I have a large beautiful lawn. However, there is an area that is on the other side of the paved (asphalt) driveway that does not connect to any of the lawn areas - it butts up against the tree line and a hill. My two sons park in this area to keep their cars out of the way. The lawn there is...
  7. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    We live in North Eastern Washington state - cold winters, warm to hot summers and average rainfall of 17". Last year our lawn went bad despite regular care. Many dead areas with some straggly strands of grass, some grass okay, some mushrooms in isolated areas. The lawn was cared for by a...
  8. Automotive Repairs
    I'm trying to figure out why my riding mower won't start, it only makes a clicking sound. Had the battery charged, starter tested fine, 15 amp fuse appears fine. I don't know a lot about engines/mowers, but while taking apart (I did a diagram of wires, but somehow missed one) and putting back...
  9. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    If you are noticing bare, brown or dead areas where there should be grass on your lawn then it is time to be proactive. Your grass may not grow back on it's own. Here are some tips to repair your dead grass. http://www.ehow.com/how_5237175_dead-spot-lawn-grow-grass.html :whistling2:
  10. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello, I just bought my first home here in Florida in Sept. The "lawn" is really nothing but a large patch of weeds that the bank had been mowing (it was a foreclosure). I want to fix up the front yard and have been thinking about laying sod. I was reading another thread where they talked...
  11. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Back in May we finally got our yard sodded (new construction, had been dirt for the previous 6 months). Since then we've had quite a time trying to keep it looking nice between our dogs killing the grass (urine), some of the sod not rooting, and then some of it just dying off in huge chunks. I...
  12. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    We had sod put in about 6 weeks ago and for about 3 weeks we were watering the yard twice per day for about 12-15 minutes per zone. After that we moved to watering just once per day (in the morning). About a week ago we noticed two different spots of our yard where the grass has started dying...
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