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user123
09-11-2007, 12:39 PM
Hello

Please see the pics of my yard, this is a house that I recently purchased. Unfortunately, the owner's husband passed away and she was unable to really invest in the yard. I am 99% sure it has never been fertilized nor de-weeded, and whatever grass was installed 7 years ago (age of house) is struggling and/or succombed to other forces.

It is green (it doesnt look bad mowed, but...) however I would like to get it all grassed in, of course as economically as possible. Most of the yards in my area (San Antonio, Texas area) are Bermuda or St. Augustine.

Please help me ID the weeds, and what weed killer is recommended. Also, any other tips that you can offer is appreciated.

Thank You

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r281/user-12345/April-2007031.jpg

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r281/user-12345/April-2007030.jpg


http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r281/user-12345/April-2007029.jpg

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r281/user-12345/April-2007028.jpg

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r281/user-12345/April-2007027.jpg

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r281/user-12345/April-2007026.jpg

mdlwn1
09-11-2007, 01:44 PM
It's definately a type of sprayalotatrimecs

NJT
09-11-2007, 03:38 PM
Yellow Woodsorrel.

EagleLandscape
09-11-2007, 04:01 PM
yup, woodsorrel

tbettis
09-11-2007, 05:11 PM
u have a mess...just rototill and startover

AUHort1990
09-11-2007, 05:45 PM
Calyptocarpus vialis

http://www.sbs.utexas.edu/bio406d/im...pus_vialis.htm

Runner
09-11-2007, 06:20 PM
u have a mess...just rototill and startover

That would be about the WORSE thing you could do.

RAlmaroad
09-11-2007, 07:27 PM
Runner is right. It's complicated with that much to clear up. But it can be done. Find out what your turf is to begin with. In TX, it could be St. Augustine. If you don't know or just do not have knowledge, call one of the pros in the phone book or contact the extention agent in your county. After you know your turf, know your weeds. A lot of turf cannot be treated with the same stuff that other people use. You must find out what turf is tolerent of different chemicals. Along with the yellow sorrel and speedwell, you may have some other stuff. We'll help identify them but you MUST help us by attaching a single plant, leaves, blades, and roots on white background as close up as you can get without blurrs.
There's hope--never give up. A lot of chemicals like "Round-up" will kill everything including you grass. So do not guess and when in doubt--do nothing.
Roy

Focal Point Landscapes
09-11-2007, 10:52 PM
That is not woodsorrell or speedwell - but a close up picture would be very helpful.

user123
09-11-2007, 11:16 PM
will get some more pics online sometime tomorrow

thanks everybody, you have been great!

44DCNF
09-12-2007, 11:11 AM
Are the stems square?