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Old 08-10-2012, 11:25 AM
NEwhere1 NEwhere1 is offline
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Grass Identification?

Can anyone identify this grass, i suspect it's some type of crabgrass....I have a front lawn that is primarily weeds/crabgrass some bermuda here and there and then i have patches of the grass pictured below. I don't have irrigation nor do i want it for front yard (the water bill would be too much).

I have bare areas where nothing will/has grown, and am considering transplanting some of this grass because it does well with no irrigation and looks better than the rest of the yard....




where i sprayed it with roundup as it was trying to take over the street


the patches





oh and please excuse the dull lawn mower blade....
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:31 PM
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Okay looking at a few different websites I'm thinking it may be Centipede

http://turfid.ncsu.edu/csPagedPdFiel...?PlantID=ERLOP

http://www.walterreeves.com/lawn-car...general-notes/

Anyone agree?
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:01 PM
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Okay looking at a few different websites I'm thinking it may be Centipede

http://turfid.ncsu.edu/csPagedPdFiel...?PlantID=ERLOP

http://www.walterreeves.com/lawn-car...general-notes/

Anyone agree?
Looks like Centipede to me too.
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:20 PM
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Not so sure about the pictures of the pulled plants, but the growing grass pictures looks just like my centipede when it's in bad need of mowing.

Brad
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:45 PM
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Not so sure about the pictures of the pulled plants, but the growing grass pictures looks just like my centipede when it's in bad need of mowing.

Brad
I was mowing as i was taking the pictures I'm so sick of my front yard, parts are full of crabgrass and that stuff can grow 6-8" in a few days if we're getting good rainfall.

I'm glad it's Centipede, that means i can buy a few pallets in a month or two and put it down in the bare spots. At least I know once it is established it can survive in my yard without irrigation (and still look decent).

How low do you mow your centipede?
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:51 AM
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I mow centipede at 2". Not sure if that's the best height, since this is only my 2nd year on the oldest. I planted more this year, but it hasn't completely filled in yet. Plan to plant another 10K sq ft next year.

Wouldn't there be a winter-kill concern on centipede sod installed in the fall in your area?
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