Please identify this

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Victor, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I just picked up a new customer, who had several areas in his lawn die last Summer he claimed. This grass grew in those dead spots he said. This is in Columbus, OH (zone 5). Any help identifying this grass would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    i will give it a shot

    rough blue grass
    poa trivealis (spelling)
     
  3. toroking

    toroking LawnSite Member
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    are you crazy its bamboo
     
  4. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    the tip is a canoe
     
  5. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    doesn't look like grass to me, could be bamboo as mentioned
     
  6. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    IS there bamboo any where in the area?
     
  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    My guess. His rye died due to heat. KBG creeped back in by means of rhizomes.
     
  8. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hi there Ant... It's definitely not Rough Bluegrass. That much I do know. I've dealt with it on other lawns.

    I really don't think there's any Bamboo in the area guys. The closest Bamboo trees to this lawn that I've ever seen are miles away. Bamboo doesn't seem to be very common around here. Having said that, maybe it is Bamboo. Maybe someone in the area has some Bamboo in their backyard, I really don't know. I sure hope it isn't though.
     
  9. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I've never seen KBG look like that Riggles. This stuff really has me stumped. :confused:
     
  10. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Victor,
    I think I see a leaf spot infection on the lower left.
    Could we see some roots? Bamboo usually has creeping rhizomes. And what is the scale? Is this grass over 6 feet tall or under? Any sign of seed heads? Ligule? Jointed stems? Evidence of panda bear feeding?
     

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