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tacoma200
06-11-2009, 06:59 PM
Just wanted to know the name of this weed. They are thick here now and the stems can be hard to cut.

Blood Bought
06-11-2009, 07:01 PM
Buck Horn Plantain. My favorite when I was a kid. Loop the stem over and pull to shoot the head at someone.

Richard Martin
06-11-2009, 07:30 PM
Yuppers. What Blood said. Sharpen your blades as close to the middle as you can.

Think Green
06-11-2009, 07:55 PM
Tacoma,
Triple on the buckhorn plantain, and the best thing is if it weren't for weeds like this and clover, we couldn't mow as much as we do.....LOL! These dude's are a win-win provider. That picture looks like my pasture, less the bitter sneezeweed and coreopsis.

tacoma200
06-11-2009, 08:36 PM
Dang, you guys are good. I need to study my weeds. Yes weeds provide income even in drougts. Any good resources for weed ID?
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gene gls
06-11-2009, 08:59 PM
Just wanted to know the name of this weed. They are thick here now and the stems can be hard to cut.

What are you running for blades? I did some more sampleing of blades. Stens has a 21" x 5/8" hole that has a 1.0" lift on the sail, # 303-156. Works good on my Hustler. Most 21" blades only have .800" lift. There is some 3" wide blades with a 1.5" lift. They draw some power and sound like an airplane.

tacoma200
06-11-2009, 09:05 PM
I'm not having too much trouble with but I'm just noticing stalks still standing when I look at lawns in this area.
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bighaydenslawn
06-11-2009, 09:11 PM
Buckhorn no doubt.

Cuts a lot better than dandelions do though.

Blood Bought
06-13-2009, 10:19 PM
Dang, you guys are good. I need to study my weeds. Yes weeds provide income even in drougts. Any good resources for weed ID?
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Tacoma200: I use 2 books for weed ID. I'll give you the details when I get back to the office Mon. The one is a handy paper back published by the University of Georgia, "Southern Weeds".

ALC-GregH
06-14-2009, 09:25 AM
http://www.weedalert.com/weed_listing/southern_weeds/wa_weed_listing.htm

Warning, it will take weeks to look at all the weeds they have listed.

Blood Bought
06-16-2009, 08:07 PM
http://www.weedalert.com/weed_listing/southern_weeds/wa_weed_listing.htm

Warning, it will take weeks to look at all the weeds they have listed.

The paper back isn't bad and it is southern specific. Now the loose leaf from Univ. of Calif. takes some time.

ancjr
06-16-2009, 08:38 PM
I use one of these two pretty often.

Extensive weed ID:
http://weedid.aces.uiuc.edu/

Simpler weed ID:
http://www.msuturfweeds.net/id-tool/

ALC-GregH
06-17-2009, 10:13 AM
I was looking on the msu site and found this pic on yellow nutsedge. Looking at the pic, it looks like I might have the same stuff in my lawn as well as creeping bentgrass.
http://www.msuturfweeds.net/images/galleries/nutsedge/1.jpg

ALC-GregH
06-17-2009, 12:06 PM
Here's what I have going on in my front and back yard.
Some crapgrass and what I think is yellow nutsedge. I'm not sure though if that's what it is. I have a big patch of this growing where I had seeded a large bare area from a stump removal. The seed was Pennington contractor's mix. I'm kicking myself for using that junk now. I'm going to scalp, aerate and re-seed the entire lawn this fall with a KB/tall fescue mix that has little to no weed seed in it.
First pic is typical crabgrass, second is pic has 3 day growth on it, third pic is what I think might be yellow nutsedge.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/americanlawncare/DSC01722.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/americanlawncare/DSC01718.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e160/americanlawncare/DSC01724.jpg

DiyDave
06-17-2009, 12:50 PM
#3 aint nutsedge, Don't know for sure what it is, but not nutsedge.:waving:

Blood Bought
06-17-2009, 05:11 PM
[QUOTE=ALC-GregH;3047931]Here's what I have going on in my front and back yard.
Some crapgrass and what I think is yellow nutsedge. I'm not sure though if that's what it is. QUOTE]
Nutsedge is easy to identify by the triangle shaped stem. Pull it out by the root and look at the stem.

ALC-GregH
06-17-2009, 05:16 PM
Nutsedge is easy to identify by the triangle shaped stem. Pull it out by the root and look at the stem.

I'll do that.