Can you help identify this grass/weed?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by cTak, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. cTak

    cTak LawnSite Member
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    A few of my customers yard has this grass popping up in it the past month.

    Is this a normal grass? Or a weed? One of my customers yards its taking over and looks horrible! I can't mow stripes in this stuff!

    Is there something I can use to treat this stuff?

    I am in south east wisconsin. We have treated the lawns with a pre-emergent in the spring, and regular weed and feeds throughtou the season, liquid treatments of Momentum from JDL.

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. fireman gus

    fireman gus LawnSite Senior Member
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    Might be Goosegrass.
     
  3. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    Wide blade crabgrass!
     
  4. cTak

    cTak LawnSite Member
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    Does that grow tall as well? This seems to grow taller than the regular crab grass.
     
  5. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes it does, it may be goose grass but it really doesnt look like it. Go back to JDL and purchase either some Drive XLR8 or some Solitair, both a bit pricey but they will get the job done, sometimes takes two apps of drive. Momentum doesnt kill crabgrass, just suppresses it.
     
  6. cTak

    cTak LawnSite Member
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    What about Quinclorac? Is that similar to the items you listed?

    Better/worse?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  7. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Could be foxtail. often confused with crabgrass.
     
  8. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    quinclorac is the AI in Drive
     
  9. bare spot

    bare spot LawnSite Bronze Member
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    looks to be the same grass i been trying to id for a while. seams to grow fast or quicker than the rest of the grass.
     
  10. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    www.garden-counselor-lawn-care.com/crabgrass-pictures.html

    Go here and look at the different stages of growth...............inspect your weed from the leaf, ligule, stems, seed if applies. Also look at the stem crown at the base closer to the ground for color variations. This site has some good pictures and descriptions.
     

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