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Old 10-06-2018, 02:01 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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I never fertilize or water my St Augustine, and it’s nice and healthy, same with the centipede. I’m 50 miles inland though, so my soil isn’t sandy like it is near the coast.
It is sandy soil here, I find shell bits when digging holes. This area makes it hard to maintain grass, but people still want their green lawns. They want what they grew up with, not fully understanding this isn’t the mid-Atlantic or North with warmer weather and a beach. It’s a different climate and soil and trying to make it into something else isn’t working well.
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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I should have known you had a thread! LMAO!
I have every weed you mentioned as well as what others mentioned plus a few more. What's really gotten me this year are light purple violets someone gave me from Garden Web 10 years ago. They're actually really pretty because you don't normally see light purple violets here but not next to my prized roses.

I've started pulling them and planting them in the wooded lot next door all the way around the corner on the main drag. They'll look pretty under every maple and oak tree and will help hold the soil together.


It keeps you busy - gardening isn't just about the pretty things growing, we know that for sure.


Here's a pic of my front yard. It will be 6 weeks since it's been cut on Tuesday, with exception of about a foot, or two along the driveway (very right of front yard) where I'm still working on pulling up junk grass, by hand.


I have let the centipede seed out in hopes it will fill in some spots. My yard was riddled with dandelion/cat's tongue for years - as my neighbors are now. I don't have any in my yard while my neighbors have to mow every 2 weeks. After a week of mowing, up pops new dandelions in their yards.


I saw about 8 green garlic scapes today Dug those suckers out, and quick. Hoping there won't be many more. Last year was a major digging on millions of them. We will see how well I did once the cooler air starts coming.
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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It is sandy soil here, I find shell bits when digging holes. This area makes it hard to maintain grass, but people still want their green lawns. They want what they grew up with, not fully understanding this isnít the mid-Atlantic or North with warmer weather and a beach. Itís a different climate and soil and trying to make it into something else isnít working well.
Yeah if I had sandy soil like that near the beach I think Iíd just plant pines and let the straw cover the ground.
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Old 10-06-2018, 10:47 PM
 
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One city is using goats in its war on weeds:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4egtybBSPo
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Old 10-07-2018, 06:53 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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One city is using goats in its war on weeds:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4egtybBSPo
Savannah is doing that too.
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Old 10-07-2018, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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I routed out a wooden sign for my parent's garden fence door. It said: Weeders Welcome! Of course I always tried to avoid their garden and my sign!
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Old 10-07-2018, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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I routed out a wooden sign for my parent's garden fence door. It said: Weeders Welcome! Of course I always tried to avoid their garden and my sign!
You could sell those by the truckloads!
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Old 10-07-2018, 07:48 AM
 
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I routed out a wooden sign for my parent's garden fence door. It said: Weeders Welcome! Of course I always tried to avoid their garden and my sign!
Be careful for what you ask. What kind of weed? Is weed legal where you are?
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Be careful for what you ask. What kind of weed? Is weed legal where you are?
All weeds were illegal in their garden! If they only could have found a few weeders!
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Old 10-07-2018, 10:28 AM
 
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All weeds were illegal in their garden! If they only could have found a few weeders!
I'm referring to weed, not weeds, if you get my drift.
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