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Old 04-07-2009, 10:18 PM
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Beast Grass

Customer called me to ask me about a grass growing in his yard it reminds me of onion grass but doesn't smell I pulled up a clump and it has little bulbs, its tuff to cut and turns to mush when you ride over it and gets clogged under your deck and in your wheels not very scientific but any ideas on what it is and how to kill it?
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:53 AM
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Not sure, but it may be Star of Bethlehem. When mowed it turns into a green vapor with a nasty, liquidy mush left under the deck.
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:40 AM
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Almost sounds like nutsedge.
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:57 AM
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Here's a link to Star of Bethlehem:

http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/otgum.htm
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Old 04-10-2009, 02:30 PM
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I have noticed alot here in NW Ohio driving by lawns. Haven't looked at it up close yet but will stop by and look. From a distance it really looks like wild garlic/onion. Seems like there is tons of it and early as we are not mowing here yet.
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:49 PM
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It is just garlic or onion.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:01 PM
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I too was thinking star of bethlehem, or maybe crocus.
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:24 PM
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Star of Bethlehem......

Ok so what do I do to get rid of it????
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:45 PM
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There are several "minor bulbs", flowers that come up in early spring. Then disappear until next year--often multiplying for next spring. Try herbicide--i am not sure what would work.
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:25 AM
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about anything would kill it as long as it is a good three way herbicide, maybe a surfactant
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