View Full Version : What kind of grass is this>?

08-12-2002, 03:42 PM
I have this grass/weed taking over my lawn... Can anyone identify it? It is really thick and the roots grow togeather but not down. I sprayed with Scotts weed and feed and now it is all dying?

08-12-2002, 03:44 PM
here is another

08-12-2002, 03:46 PM
this is what it looked like after I sprayed a week or so ago

08-12-2002, 04:02 PM
It looks like anaual blue grass with grub damage or chemical burn.

08-12-2002, 04:02 PM
Does the grass 'lay down' when it gets a bit longer??? Looks like a type of Bentgrass....but a weed and feed shouldnt have touched it. (Unlesss you stressed it to death) Is is pretty easy to pull up???

08-12-2002, 04:38 PM
poa trivalis

08-12-2002, 06:11 PM
Looks like Emerold Zoysia in the photo. However if it died from a weed & feed that would not be it.

What did you spray and how much?

08-12-2002, 06:57 PM
I go along with Bentgrass, hard to tell from the photo. bentgrass will stress out with herbicides

08-12-2002, 06:59 PM
In the pic of you pulling it up, it looks like Bentgrass, but in the other it does look like annual blue.

08-12-2002, 08:15 PM
Was 2,4-D an ingredient in the weed control? If so, it is likely bentgrass. Hard to tell just from photos. 2,4-D and other broadleaf weedkillers will stress bentgrass. I have seen Jul-Aug applications of weedkiller wipe out patches of bentgrass. Boy, I wish I had time to get the right timing and herbicides, would love to get rid of a lot of bent. LOL!

Many lawn herbicide labels warn to use only half rate on bentgrass.

Southern Lawns
08-12-2002, 09:36 PM
Bent is my vote

08-12-2002, 10:47 PM
From photo 1, looks like bentgrass to me.
Is this guy really a landscaper?? - his fingernails look too clean to me and his fingers - no nicks, scrapes, etc. White collar boss.


08-13-2002, 01:40 AM
WOW thanks for all the replys! I will try to answer some of your Questions;

It is Verry easy to Pull up, and it pulls like carpet. if you take a leaf rake to it it will rake right up...

I sprayed the lawn with the weed and feed about 2 days after I had mowed, it rained the night before so it wasnt too dry..

I will have to take your word for it that it is bent grass, it has spread out over the summer, in the spring it was just a little patch, now it is all over:( I also dug up a little of it that was dead and looked fro grubs ar any other bugs/worms, I didnt see any. Thanks again for you input

P>S> Turfdude, No I am not a landscaper, I build cars all day long in a factory. Lawns, Sports cars, and car detailing are my hobbies...