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Asked by
gloria on
March 21, 2011

Q. Lawn Moles

Our lawn has been dug up with moles. What can we do to rid ourseleves of them. The lawn looks like a prairie dog haven.

Answered by
Nikki on
March 21, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Unfortunately, moles can be somewhat difficult to get rid of, especially in large numbers. This article should provide a few ideas on things you could try, however, to alleviate the problem: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/mole-control-home-remedies-for-removing-moles-from-your-yard.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 28, 2011

Q. Yellow Spots on My Yard

How do I treat my yard to get rid of yellow spots? I am almost sure this is not due to some animal’s urination. Is there something I can buy to stop this from spreading?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 29, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

It is either grubs or a fungus. These articles will help you determine which it is in your yard and how to treat it: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/lgen/grass-fungus.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/lawn-grubs-how-to-get-rid-of-grub-worms.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 2, 2011

Q. What Kind of Bugs Are in My Yard?

I have noticed that there are areas on my lawn where the grass has disappeared, but the clover remains, and there are little round holes probably around the size of the tip of your pinky finger. I thought maybe ants, but I never see any activity near the holes. I thought it was much too early for grubs. What could they be? Any clue? I live in Plymouth, MA.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 3, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

It could be a few things. One possibility is that it is earthworms or birds searching for earthworms. Another possibility is that they are entrances to bee or wasp nests.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 6, 2011

Q. Grass Care

My grass has what looks like large, round dead spots where the grass appears to look like hay.  I have thatched the spots and fertilized, and it appears that some green grass is coming back but not all. My question is: Is this a fungus that can be treated and with what?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 7, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

It actually sounds like it may be grubs. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/lawn-grubs-how-to-get-rid-of-grub-worms.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 7, 2011

Q. Dead Grass Around Trees

I have two trees that are showing signs of spring blooming, but the grass around them both is dead in a circular perimeter around each tree. What does this mean?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 8, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Grass has a hard time surviving under trees. The trees will suck all of the moisture out of the soil, leaving none for the grass, which then dies. This article will help with getting grass to grow under trees:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/tips-for-growing-grass-under-a-tree.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 8, 2011

Q. Sooty Looking Grass

Our lawn is greening up nicely for south Louisiana. We have cut twice already. There are several areas that the grass appears to be ‘burnt’. We can pull up the sprigs and the bottom is green, but the top looks as if it actually has been burned. The areas are spotty and about 12-15 feet in length. In our 5-acre lawn, there are approximately 10 areas like this. Please help. Is it bugs or fungus or what?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 8, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

This is sooty mold, and it is a fungus. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/how-to-get-rid-of-sooty-mold.htm

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