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Quack grass in new sod??? Questions???

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Kidder, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Kidder

    Kidder LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    I just did a soil and sod job where I installed about 50 yards of top soil and about 3000 square feet of sod. After about a month the customer calls me back and said that the sod is full of quack grass. I went to inspect the job and see that there is a large amount of quack grass and it appears to be straw like. What can I do as a contractor to fix this problem. I have heard about people putting roundup on the blades of the quack and overseeding the lawn. As a contractor what should I do? Even though the material supplied to me seems to be the problem. BTW I have determined that it is the soil and not the sod because I used some sod for home it my yard turned out perfect.
     
  2. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    There is no selective that will get rid of quak grass. I guess some type of roud-up/gly would be your only option. Definatly an unfortuneate situation.
     
  3. DeereHauler

    DeereHauler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 604

    1800 posts and you can't spell licensed correctly?
     
  4. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,740

    Are you sure that it is quack grass?
     
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,783

    Agreed.

    I have one property I maintain that is nothing but quack grass. The only real dead give away was the rhizome runners I kept coming across when digging. Otherwise it just seemed like a weedy grass in the beds and the lawn looked like a naturalized lawn.
     

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