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Beast Grass

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by mikec_j, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. mikec_j

    mikec_j LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    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?
  2. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,711

    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.
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    Almost sounds like nutsedge.
  4. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,711

  5. DAR57

    DAR57 LawnSite Member
    from NW Ohio
    Posts: 212

    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.
  6. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,086

    It is just garlic or onion.
  7. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,460

    I too was thinking star of bethlehem, or maybe crocus.
  8. mikec_j

    mikec_j LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    Ok so what do I do to get rid of it????
  9. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,215

    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.
  10. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    about anything would kill it as long as it is a good three way herbicide, maybe a surfactant

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