Help identify this weed

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Alto101, May 5, 2004.

  1. Alto101

    Alto101 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    This weed is growing in the front yard. It grows about twice as fast as our turf type tall fescue and it is a much lighter shade of green. So the only time that I don't notice it is when I just mowed the lawn. Our lawn is looking great and if I can get rid of these then it will look great all the time:)
    Anyway, if this is something I can kill that is fine, if it is something that I have to bring in a professional I am fine with that too. If you would like more pictures let me know what you would like.

    Thanks!

    Ryan

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  2. Alto101

    Alto101 LawnSite Member
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    another picture...

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  3. Aleman

    Aleman LawnSite Member
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    My guess is orchard grass
     
  4. Alto101

    Alto101 LawnSite Member
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    more pictures.....

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  5. Alto101

    Alto101 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    Last picture.....

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  6. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,306

    Try Ortho Weed B Gon Spray for Lawns. I have used it before and have had great success with it, but for some reason...im thinking that Ortho might not work on that, but it might. Try it.

    Jeff
     
  7. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ill take a guess and say agropyron repens or festuca arundinacea
     
  8. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
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    Isn't that bentgrass?:confused:
     
  9. longslawn

    longslawn LawnSite Member
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    My guess is orchard grass too. Weed be gone won't help. There is no selective weed control that I know of.
     
  10. Alto101

    Alto101 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    If it is orchard grass what do I do? Do I attempt to pull it up by its roots? It is not concentrated in one particuliar area but rather dispersed everywhere so pulling it would be quite the chore. Is orchard grass an annual? It does not appear to be getting worse over time so I don't think that it is a spreading grass, is that correct?

    Any other guesses? How could I find out for sure?

    Thanks again,
    Ryan
     

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