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Hey I heard you like the wild ones.

I need ideas for what wild, low-maintenance flowers and plants to try to grow in half our yard that was previously mulch. [more inside]
posted by Bacon Bit on Jul 16, 2014 - 10 answers

Help with planting beds?

I have been carving some planting beds out of my lawn, and they actually look pretty good! But since I had to rip up some sod, they are about a half an inch lower than the lawn itself. Is this ok, or should planting beds be level with the lawn itself?
posted by to sir with millipedes on Jul 3, 2014 - 6 answers

How do I lawn? How do I garden?

My lawn is a terrible mess of weeds, luckily in a neighborhood where almost everyone has a terrible lawn so I'm not bringing down property values. How do I fix it, preferably without pesticides? What do I need to fix? What time of year should I do things? What kinds of plants can I plant in Minnesota? How does a total newb start this stuff, especially a total newb with a busy schedule and back pain? [more inside]
posted by Frowner on May 23, 2014 - 28 answers

My lawn! My perfect lawn! It's... under attack.

So, about a year and a half ago, we bought a house! Awesome. For the first time, I have a back yard and a front yard and a lawn and... stuff, and I don't know, maybe because I'm old and boring now, I've started to give a crap about making my lawn look nice. Something is really starting to piss me off... [more inside]
posted by kbanas on May 11, 2013 - 25 answers

What yard, lawn, or garden tools can't you live without?

What yard, lawn, or garden tools or other items can't you live without? [more inside]
posted by Tu13es on Apr 16, 2012 - 36 answers

Young grasshopper seeks grass-wisdom.

How to quickly mitigate a somewhat busted lawn and garden -- and maybe get a small vegetable harvest out of it? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Sep 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Don't Know Much About Botony

I've moved into a house. It has a lawn, a yard with some trees and bushes, and some rosebushes as well. Problem: I don't know the first thing about gardening/lawn maintenance. Where to begin so I don't murder all my plants? [more inside]
posted by thisperon on Feb 5, 2010 - 14 answers

I want grass without the fuss

I'm thinking of replacing my lawn with artificial grass or some other thing that doesn't require constant upkeep. I'd like to hear your experiences with such horticultural matters. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Aug 13, 2009 - 22 answers

Email me about my lawn!

Can I get notification of amount of rainfall? [more inside]
posted by underwater on Aug 8, 2009 - 2 answers

Grass or weed?

Why can't I have a weed lawn? [more inside]
posted by walla on Jun 5, 2008 - 46 answers

Where to get a good push lawnmower?

What is the best brand/model of push lawnmower? [more inside]
posted by theinsectsarewaiting on Jun 2, 2008 - 18 answers

I didn't rake in the grass seed before covering with straw - help!!

Did I totally mess up by meticulously preparing our yard with a tracter/box blade, spending days removing rocks and debres, planting 50 pounds of Fescue seed, thereafter covering it with 23 bails of straw, and watering it almost daily, but completely skipping the part about raking the seed into the soil? 7 days and counting. [more inside]
posted by passtehbrainz on Apr 25, 2008 - 13 answers

How Do I Grow a Fancy Indoor Lawn?

I would like to grow an indoor lawn that will thrive, using organic methods if possible. I can't seem to find helpful information on the topic, although I bought 'Gardening on Pavement, Tables, and Hard Surfaces' (thanks Cabinet of Wonders...) for some inspiration. Any ideas or experienced indoor lawn growers out there? [more inside]
posted by thegreatfleecircus on Nov 2, 2007 - 9 answers

What native plants can make a lawn in Montreal?

I have dirt in my front yard! Rather not grow (Kentucky blue) grass lawn this far north in Montreal. What's a native hearty plant that will serve a soft green bed? [more inside]
posted by Mozai on Aug 14, 2007 - 12 answers

My First Yard! (tm)

After years of renting apartments, I have moved up in the world: I am now renting a house. Strangely, the house comes with small organic green things projecting from the ground. Having never been responsible for a lawn before, I don't really know what to do with it. I also have two, I don't know, shrubs (I think). One is low growing, thick, with branches that kind of double as rhizomes, and one might be a juniper. As you can see, I'm pretty clueless. What do I need to know/what must I do/what must I buy to take good care of my lawn and it's various planty inhabitants? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Mar 31, 2007 - 17 answers

Houston Lawn Problems

Oh, my lawn, my beautiful lawn. . .could anyone help me with a problem lawn in Houston? [more inside]
posted by LittleMissCranky on Feb 3, 2004 - 5 answers

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