Clueless in Knoxville

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  1. dalidaisy

    dalidaisy New Seed

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    Hi all!

    I bought a house last year & the previous occupants had been quite the gardeners. Unfortunately, they had left the house almost a year before I moved in. Over the last year, I have been busy with other things & have just been barely able to keep it from becoming a jungle.

    Now I find that I have more time & want to get out & do something with the mess that is my backyard, but I am at a total loss as to where to start. I started looking for online resources & wound up here.

    I look forward to learning & growing!
     
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  3. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Welcome to the forum! Lots of good gardeners with good advice and suggestions are here, so soon you'll have a great yard.
    Having faced two overgrown yards myself, I strongly suggest that you get plants and trees identified. Take good photos of any flowers, leaves, leaves on a stem, and the whole plant if possible. We have a whole discussion area for id'ing plants. After you know what you are working with, it will be easier to get control of your yard.
     
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    mart Hardy Maple

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    Hi there and welcome ! Like MG said,, its easier to know what to do if you know what they are. Looking forward to your pics.
     
  5. 2ofus

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    Hello and a warm welcome to the forum! I'm looking forward to seeing pictures also. There's so many knowledgeable people here that I'm sure you'll get any help you need.
     



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  6. Frank

    Frank Happy Gardening Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi DaliDaisy and a warm welcome to GardenStew :hi: MarlinGardener's advice is great! I hope you follow it and armed with that knowledge our community can be a great help to you. Of course you can use our Plant ID forum to help you get your plants identified :)
     
  7. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Hi DaliDaisy, welcome to Gardenstew from Chelmsford MA. Pictures help immensely.

    Jerry
     
  8. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Hi dalidaisy :wave:
    Welcome to GardenStew from southern Ontario!
    We love to play 'name that plant' in our plant ID forum!
    If you just start by pulling the things that you KNOW are weeds (grass, dandelions, thistles etc) you will be off to a good start! Also aim to do just small sections at a time or it might get overwhelming. Good luck!
     
  9. Ronni

    Ronni Young Pine

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    Hey neighbor! :smt039 I'm in Nashville TN.

    We love pics! Send us pics! I'd love to see some of your garden.
     
  10. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    Hi Dalidaisy! Welcome! You have come to the right place!
     
  11. Quiyn

    Quiyn New Seed

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    Hello from Colorado. Your situation is very similar to mine... new house, crazy yard :)
     
  12. fatbaldguy

    fatbaldguy In Flower

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    Best advice I can offer; Start small. That way you get a feeling of accomplishment. A goal of, 'that square foot of flower bed will be weeded perfectly!', is a great place to start.
     
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