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Old 06-10-2012, 07:07 PM
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If this is the stuff I am thinking it is, I rented a house back in the mid-90's that had it in about 200 sq ft section of otherwise nice SA. I mowed the lawn myself and started fertilizing it. The guy who owned the house asked if I ever had some spare sod to go ahead and kill that area and replace it and he would pay me. Instead I bought a bottle of Image and sprayed it. Once did next to nothing. A second dose two weeks later made a significant change. A third spraying two weeks after that finished it off. It never came back while I was living there. When I moved out the owner thanked me for resodding it and tried to pay for the grass. He had lived in the house up until he rented it to me and said it had been there for 5+ years and could never get rid of it.

Maybe this isn't the same thing, but from what Ric describes it sounds like it might be. I run across it from time to time now and no one seems concerned with trying to eradicate it.
As stated earlier, it is next to impossible to control and impossible to eradicate it completely. You could have been dealing with Pensacola Bahia I the past and that is a really terrible turf to maintain much less be stuck with. I had one account in my life time with that type turf and it was always like cutting burlap cord after every mowing.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:43 PM
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I am very aware of what bahia, both argentine and pensacola are. This is something I always called wire grass. But in the last three or four years came to believe it was probably torpedo grass. It may not be. But it's not bahia of any kind.
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