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mdvaden
06-25-2004, 05:38 AM
If you are handed a single grass blade from a lawn in your area, can you identify the grass type?

snippy
06-25-2004, 05:40 AM
Hell, I have enough trouble just locating the yard!

geogunn
06-25-2004, 06:34 AM
Originally posted by mdvaden
If you are handed a single grass blade from a lawn in your area, can you identify the grass type?

of course. knowing what kind of grass you are dealing with is as important as knowing what kind of weed or pest you are dealing with.

what's your point?

GEO :confused:

SWD
06-25-2004, 07:35 AM
Yes, I can.

And from your area too.

Kransco
06-25-2004, 07:36 AM
So, are you going to tell us how to identify the grass ?

dishboy
06-25-2004, 08:58 AM
Originally posted by mdvaden
If you are handed a single grass blade from a lawn in your area, can you identify the grass type?


Why of course, there's brown grass, and green grass and yellow grass.

Steppenwolf
06-25-2004, 10:50 PM
This might be the wrong forum for that question, we are more grass cutters here,we don't know nuthing bout grass xcept is has to be cut. Broadleaf and fescue type grass...sorry just kidding, but I don't think this the correct forum.

CJ GreenScapes
06-25-2004, 10:58 PM
Ofcourse. I wouldn't be much of a grass man if I could not identify it...

mdvaden
06-26-2004, 12:28 AM
Yes... this is the right forum. It's not lawn mowing. It's lawn care.

It's easy to destroy a lawn - say fescue, by fertilizing it at some bag rates.

Glad to see a few of you know your vernation, auricles and ligules.

TClawn
06-26-2004, 12:37 AM
there are two types of grass broad leaf mix and thin leaf mix. :)





I think if you handed me a blade of grass I could identify it, there only 6 types of grass around here

MikeLT1Z28
06-26-2004, 01:20 AM
i know all of the types here. know most of the weed types too (usually cuss every one of them from late march till mid may!).

mdvaden
06-26-2004, 01:36 AM
And we know they will never put a forum on here for the "universal grass" which I can identify by don't purchase !!

PetalsandPines
06-26-2004, 01:42 AM
Originally posted by dishboy
Why of course, there's brown grass, and green grass and yellow grass.
Why of course we can not forget "blue" grass ;)

dishboy
06-26-2004, 02:38 AM
Originally posted by PetalsandPines
Why of course we can not forget "blue" grass ;)


That's good, your a little quicker than me.

KenH
06-26-2004, 08:20 AM
It will be nearly impossible to identify the exact species of grass from only the blade. If you had the entire plant, that is a different story.

mdb landscaping
06-26-2004, 08:30 AM
theres many things you have to look at........first off is the shape and color and texture.....if you cant nail it down by that, you need to look at the ligules and auricles to help you out. sometimes thats a little bit tougher to see with your eyes, so carry a lense or something with you.

KenH
06-26-2004, 08:41 AM
Originally posted by mdb landscaping
theres many things you have to look at......if you cant nail it down by that, you need to look at the ligules and auricles to help you out.

.........along with the stems.....which is why I say it is impossible to tell the species by the blade alone, especially if it is not side by side with others.