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Asked by
MShaheer on
March 18, 2017
Karach, Pakistan

Q. strange white fluffy stuff

I have grown grass in a pot, and now it is about 3 inches tall. But I have noticed some kind of white fluffy stuff on the surface. What is it? Is it poisonous to plants?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 19, 2017
Certified Expert
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This is generally a fungus mold and may be due to soil that is not sterilized.

Make sure you use a good quality potting soil for container plantings.

You also can have fungus and mold issues if the plant does not receive good air circulation and or too much moisture.

Most types of fungus like this will not kill the plant, but you can make sure it does not spread or continue.

Increase the light and even place a small fan in the area.

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Asked by
knhatzig on
May 3, 2017
60068

Q. grass

I have a silver maple tree in my backyard that is very old and its roots show over the dirt. The roots that show over the dirt seem to be growing laterally and are about ten feet long. It seems to me that the tree took over my backyard and that is why my grass stopped growing. My backyard looks terrible to me with out grass, so I am wondering what I can do to grow healthy grass between the maple\’s roots. Thanks!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 5, 2017
Certified Expert
Asked by
lkfixit on
February 18, 2018
50613

Q. grass

I live in Iowa…summers are hot and dry, I have next to no shade…what is the best kind of grass to plant. It\’s new construction so there are alot of weed to get rid of.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
February 18, 2018
Certified Expert
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Personally I would say Kentucky Bluegrass, or any fine Fescue. These would be suited just fine for your area.h

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Asked by
macnicol on
May 6, 2018
Wasaga Beach,Ontario, Canada

Q. Planting

How soon after fertilizing can I put down grass seed?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
May 7, 2018
Certified Expert
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I would allow at least a week to let it break down a bit. I would recommend fertilizing after the grass has established. Too rich of a soil at germination can burn young seedlings.

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Asked by
Ernie Tews on
May 11, 2018
Little Egg Harbor NJ 08087

Q. pineland (sandy soil) grass choices

Comment first: I am a board member of Cranberry Creek HOA in Little Egg Harbor,southern Ocean County, New Jersey. Our soil is a compacted sand and gravel, with some clay. Grass does not grow without a lot of attention, water and fertilizer. What grass we have is leftover from sod put down by the builder 10 years ago. We have about (estimate!) 60,000-70,000 sq ft of open sandy soil, about 1/4 irrigated, all in strips 10-20 ft wide. What can be grown that looks green?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
May 12, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

This website seems to offer some information on this subject: https://www.todayshomeowner.com/best-drought-tolerant-lawn-grass-for-sandy-soil/

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Asked by
Mskaren1956 on
May 13, 2018
Shreveport, Louisiana 71105

Q. Can you bring a mosquito grass inside in the winter?

Have a few grass plants want to save this winter. Would like to save if I can

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 14, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

You can wait until the potted grass is dormant and then store in a garage or cool location.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/citronella-grass/what-is-citronella-grass.htm

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Asked by
Adeline Callander on
May 15, 2018
South West Highlands

Q. Grass/meadow seed

We have recently bought a new home in the south west highlands. There is an area of around 600 square metres which we would like to lay to low maintenance flowering \\\’grass\\\’ and plant small trees. The idea is to brushcut once or twice a year. We don\\\’t want it to look unkempt or grow too long in between cuts but equally well we want it to look natural and attract insects. This is a fairly exposed site. The soil is good, well drained and slightly acidic. Can you recommend a good quality grass seed mix which is not too expensive that would work for us?

Answered by
MichiganDot on
May 15, 2018
A.

Find a seed source close to you. It will have adapted to grow well in your area. In the US, native plant nurseries sell bulk, low maintenance seed. I believe it is mostly tall fescue. Brand names are Eco-Lawn or Eco-Grass.
(https://www.prairiemoon.com/eco-grass-low-maintenance-lawn-alternative.html). Other popular alternatives to grass are sedges, heaths and heathers. The last 2 need acidic soil.

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