Carpet Grass ?...need a photo

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by o-so-n-so, Dec 25, 2005.

  1. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,218

    Does anyone have a photo or can get a photo of some "carpet grass" in the field. (a warm season grass)

    I have some grass on my property that (I think) looks like what carpet grass is. It looks alot like a very dense centipede grass but does't creep like centipede. Its not St. Augustine, Zoysia, Bermuda or Cetipede.


    I can get a photo of this grass if needed. I want to get rid of it and make my lawn dominate Bermuda grass or fescue. 4 acres of mostly full sun now....planting trees and landscaping house now. I've only been in house for 6 months.
     
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Did a google search, here is what i came up with:

    zCarpet Grass.jpg
     
  3. ProLawns

    ProLawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    I believe carpet grass and St. Augustine grass are the same.
     
  4. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,218

    O.K. Got some photos of this grass.

    This photo shows the grass in some Bermuda grass. Its the yellowish patch in the upper part of the photo.

    small patch in bermuda.jpg
     
  5. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
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    This photo shows it completely.

    unidentified grass 003.jpg
     
  6. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,218

    This photo is of centipede.

    centipede.jpg
     
  7. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
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    The complete plant in question. The more I look at this grass the more I think its centipede. But its different than the most common centipede round here. Its alot more dense.


    What do you think? ......Lets hear it Pro's.

    unidentified grass 004.jpg

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  8. Landscape25

    Landscape25 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
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    Maybe Bahia? I looked it up, it spreads by rhizomes (underground). Is it light green when it is warm?
     
  9. Landscape25

    Landscape25 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 199

    There is a narrow-leaved carpet grass that spreads by rhizomes and stolons (above ground) but it looked like that grass has just rhizomes.
     
  10. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,218

    I know its not Bahia because there is a small patch Bahia in this stuff. The seed pods on this grass is not like Bahia (tall with the Y).
     

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