Advanced Search

The Green Industry's Resource Center

Old 05-23-2012, 09:52 PM
tekcor1 tekcor1 is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Burlington, WA
Posts: 3
Help identify this broadleaf grass/weed?

So I have a couple issues. The first is I have patches of this lighter grass with wider leaves growing in my beautiful lawn. There are patches here and there in my lawn. Otherwise my lawn is pretty much weed free. I tried using a broadleaf weed killer but it does nothing to these patches. It takes care of all the other weeds in the yard just fine. I'm in Western Washington and my lawn is three seasons old. I fertilize every six weeks. Here are a few photos of the patches I'm talking about:

The other problem is I put a new blade on my Toro lawmower yesterday. I also mulched for the first time as well. It mulched great, but there are little half-circles (the same diameter as my blade) all over the yard. They are in rows with my mowing, so they are obviously caused by the blade. Is this due to the blade being unbalanced, or does it have to do with mulching? I didn't balace the blade before I put it on; I assumed that since it was brand new it would be balanced. Photo:

Thanks for any help!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 01:00 PM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 10,091
doesn't seem like your mower deck is sitting level... those clumps of bad grass is a variety that grows in clumps... dig them out and replace with sod from another part of the yard...
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Layout Style:

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Grand View Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:27 PM.

Page generated in 0.05728 seconds with 8 queries