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mlong30
05-04-2007, 01:28 PM
Hi,

Can someone tell me what type of weed this is, and how to get rid of it as quick as possible?

http://www.tinkertimes.com/Photo/weedtype.jpg

and

http://www.tinkertimes.com/Photo/weedtype2.jpg

Thanks.

Matt

DiyDave
05-04-2007, 07:16 PM
If it weren't too early in the season, I'd say that that looks like nutsedge, either purple or yellow. If the picture is of something from last year, let me know! On fast growing weeds like this, even when I'm not 100% sure of its ID, I would use roundup in a wick wiper, if it's just a small area. Some clearer pictures would help. Get pics of root/crown area, collar areas, and seed heads, if possible.:waving:

Nathan Robinson
05-04-2007, 07:46 PM
corsair from lesco will clear your problem up.

mlong30
05-04-2007, 07:54 PM
corsair from lesco will clear your problem up.

Hi Nathan,

I believe you suggested that I use a 3 way herbicide from lesco to clear up my dandelions. Is corsair similar to 3way or a different product from lesco? If a different product, can the the two be put down the same time?

Thanks.

Matt

Turf66
05-04-2007, 08:04 PM
Corsair is for grassy weeds, which is what that is. It does look similar to the sedge family. Three-way is mostly broadleaf weeds. The lesco website will allow you to look at product labels, check there. You might as well get about $2000.00 worth of specialty weed killers in your arsenal to kill all of those pesky weeds, but be for-warned you can hold all of them in one hand!!! ALL OF THEM!! good luck!

mlong30
05-04-2007, 08:16 PM
You might as well get about $2000.00 worth of specialty weed killers in your arsenal to kill all of those pesky weeds

I already spent $400.00 bucks on a Lesco broadcast spreader so I'm getting close!:laugh:

mlong30
05-05-2007, 12:08 PM
If the picture is of something from last year, let me know!

I took these two days ago. I haven't cut my yard in 3 weeks since my lawnmower is in the shop. So this gives me a chance to see what I really have in my yard.

I would use roundup in a wick wiper, if it's just a small area.

What is a wick wiper? This is all over my yard in the back, and a little in the front.

Some clearer pictures would help. Get pics of root/crown area, collar areas, and seed heads, if possible.:waving:

Hopefully this is better.
http://www.tinkertimes.com/Photo/weedtype3.jpg


I have this on the side of my yard but no dandelions. Is this also a grassy weed?

http://www.tinkertimes.com/Photo/weedtype4.jpg

Thanks.

Matt

DiyDave
05-05-2007, 06:38 PM
Now that I get a closer look, and know that the pics are current, I can rule out nutsedge. Looks closer to canada bluegrass or a similar grassy weed. What a wick wiper is is a 6' long piece of 1" pvc plastic pipe with a tee fitting at the bottom end, with 2 2 to 3" nipples inserted into the tee. Inserted into these nipples are special end caps with rubber bushings. Inserted into both of these end caps is a special cotton rope, about 1/2 " in diameter. The idea of this contraption is that roundup solution, 1-2 % A.I. is poured into handle, and flows out the rope(wick). Rope is wet like a sponge, not dripping. You take the wiper and sweep back and forth over the taller weeds, getting the roundup on the taller weed, sparing the shorter, Desirable grass. If you are looking for one of these, suggest you try Gemplers, or A.M. Leonard. Maybe one of this site's sponsers carry them, as well.payup

Capemay Eagle
05-05-2007, 07:47 PM
I am just curious, did this weed turn a fluorescent green color and stand out like a sore thumb early in the spring, before the lawn greened up??. I had something like this out on the side, and my fiancee even noticed it and asked me what that was.

leejp
05-05-2007, 08:36 PM
Now that I get a closer look, and know that the pics are current, I can rule out nutsedge. Looks closer to canada bluegrass or a similar grassy weed. What a wick wiper is is a 6' long piece of 1" pvc plastic pipe with a tee fitting at the bottom end, with 2 2 to 3" nipples inserted into the tee. Inserted into these nipples are special end caps with rubber bushings. Inserted into both of these end caps is a special cotton rope, about 1/2 " in diameter. The idea of this contraption is that roundup solution, 1-2 % A.I. is poured into handle, and flows out the rope(wick). Rope is wet like a sponge, not dripping. You take the wiper and sweep back and forth over the taller weeds, getting the roundup on the taller weed, sparing the shorter, Desirable grass. If you are looking for one of these, suggest you try Gemplers, or A.M. Leonard. Maybe one of this site's sponsers carry them, as well.payup

Is this it?

http://www.sideswipeinc.com/

http://www.sideswipeinc.com/Green.gif

Kind of pricey...

DiyDave
05-06-2007, 07:27 PM
That looks like a version of it.:waving:

mlong30
05-07-2007, 01:19 PM
I am just curious, did this weed turn a fluorescent green color and stand out like a sore thumb early in the spring, before the lawn greened up??.

I really can't say because its been their for the last 3 years. I thought it was normal at first. Scotts doesn't get rid of it! So, when I decided to let it grow, because I didn't cut my grass for 3 weeks, I was able to determine it wasn't your normal grass. Also when I looked at a real lawn that was weed free, thats when I had something to compare too. That's when I really noticed the difference.

Matt

mlong30
05-07-2007, 01:22 PM
corsair from lesco will clear your problem up.

Any idea how many applications it will take?


Matt

leejp
05-08-2007, 04:11 PM
http://www.grnleafinc.com/Catalog/GLRope.html

http://www.grnleafinc.com/Catalog/RopeWick/(RW)WeedThief.jpg

$12.95 but the shipping as much as that since it's considered an oversized package because of length... So I ordered 2 since shipping wouldn't be much more (Figure ~$40 for 2 delivered).

I enquired about replacement parts but the guy told me these are so darned simple that they'd last a lifetime.

I don't think I could build one for much less than that.