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New homeowner, questions about lawn and plants

Posted by parsonsproject none (My Page) on
Wed, May 29, 13 at 17:25

Hello! New homeowner here, excited to start tending my own yard!

I checked the FAQs and did some searches to gather some info, but really I'm in the bushes (pun intended) when it comes to lawn care at this point in time. I had some questions on some things in my new lawn I was hoping some of the more experienced veterans could give me some pointers on!

I live in denver, CO, not sure what type of grass we have or what's been done to it, previous owners had dogs in back yard.

Some dry spots, does it just need extra water loving? More seed?

Part of a large playground set was left on lawn for a few days, flattened grass, it's now a lighter color and more moist, what is the best TLC that can be done for this area?

On the sides there is longer grass with fluffy tops, is this grass or weed, do I mow it like normal or treat it with anything?

Is this a weed or part of a tree or plant?

Is this dying/dead or is it normally late to green?

My 3 year old likes this 'plant', but it's a weed right? Before I pull it...

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RE: New homeowner, questions about lawn and plants

I'll answer your plant questions:

Pic 5 = Lilac (Can be grown as a small tree or shrub depending on your preference).

Pic 6 = Boxwood. Appears to have been sunburnt/exposed to drought and poorly manicured (if ever). Cut off the dead stems, it may come back. Boxwood is cheap if you want to replace it. I'd suggest trimming them all to give them a uniform shape and promote center growth.

Pic 6 = Weed. Clip all those seed heads off and throw them in the garbage before they spread everywhere! Then pull it or spray it.

Congrats on the new place!

RE: New homeowner, questions about lawn and plants

Thanks for the info gsweater! It is very rewarding to toil under the sun and tend your land, so to speak. Phase 1 is grass and plants/bushes/trees, phase 2 which will likely be next year is the garden bed for veggies.

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