Grassy Weed Pics... Advice Please.

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by sandman23, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. sandman23

    sandman23 LawnSite Member
    from GA
    Posts: 212

    I think that this may be Orchard Grass left over from the original (builder) seed. I use a Lesco Fescue Seed and doubt that these weeds are from it. It is very unappealing and I don't see what I can do other than round it up and re-seed (in the fall of course). I hand pick at it but there is just way too much to think I can pick it all out. Last pic is in a different area of the same lawn.

    This is 5 days of growth. As you can see, it grows fast and doesn't cut well. I use a Exmark Hp 23/46.

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  2. mkroher

    mkroher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    Looks like rye grass to me.
     
  3. Picture Perfect Landscape

    Picture Perfect Landscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 176

    I got the same ish going on in my back yard. That crap grows like an inch a day atleast!
     
  4. mkroher

    mkroher LawnSite Senior Member
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    without a close-up of where the leaf meets the stalk, it's hard to say. Might be some guys on lawnsite that identify it better. But i still say rye grass.

    round-up and reseed if it bothers you that much.
     
  5. mike33087

    mike33087 LawnSite Member
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    i call it crab grass, w/e it is really called it SUCKS! scotts step 2 usually gets rid of most of it
     
  6. mkroher

    mkroher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    uhh...that's FAR from crabgrass.

    scotts step 2 is "weed & feed". It won't control any grassy weeds. Actually, I don't think it successfully controls any weeds.
     
  7. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    By the looks of the pics, I'd say rye.
     
  8. amlawn

    amlawn LawnSite Member
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    sandman23, check out www.weedalert.com and compare the pics. is a great site for identification. jim
     
  9. mkroher

    mkroher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

  10. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am pretty well positive that is Tall Fescue and only a non selective herbicide such as Glyphosate will solve your problem.http://www.msuturfweeds.net/details/_/tall_fescue_43/
     

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