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Bermuda grass? Help with ID.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by steven_p, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. steven_p

    steven_p LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Hi Guys,
    New member from Massachusetts looking for help.

    I leveled out parts of my lawn this spring with 7yrds of topsoil. I now have what appears to be an invasive grass flourishing in the new topsoil and I'm concerned that it might be Bermuda Grass.

    Can you help me identify this from the attached picture?

  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,065

    Not sure what it is, but I'm very sure that its not bermuda.
  3. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,537

    Looks like young crabgrass, to me.
  4. steven_p

    steven_p LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Well that's good news, I can handle crab grass!

    Thanks for answering.
  5. shaun5

    shaun5 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    I think it is either crabgrass or dallisgrass. Easiest way to tell the difference is to let it go to seed (in a pot away from the lawn). The seed heads are very different...
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  6. steven_p

    steven_p LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Thanks Shaun and everyone else for answering my rudimentary question. I really appreciate the replies, this is a great forum.
  7. T.E.

    T.E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 799

    Looks to be to light in color for Dallis-grass.....I'm pretty sure it's crabgrass
  8. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,219

    Crabgrass. Drive does a nice job on it at this time of year. Don't wait for it to get big and tough. Be ready to spray drive again if needed. Use a surfactant.
  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    Last edited: Mar 6, 2012

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