Type of Grass

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GravelyGuy, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 2,517

    Can anyone ID this grass? It grows in a mainly KBG lawn. It stays green just like other cool season grasses. It grows in large clumps.


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  2. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    Gonna give a shot at possibly tall fescue.
  3. rob640

    rob640 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 167

    I've seen alot of fescue grow in clumps
  4. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 2,517

    Definitely not tall fescue. I've never seen it before. I will try to get some better pics of it. It looks much different than kbg, rye, fescue, zoysia, etc. in person.
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  5. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    The blades in those pics look a lot like quackgrass.
  6. A-1 LAWN

    A-1 LAWN LawnSite Member
    from kansas
    Posts: 112

    "BUNCH GRASS" tall fescue ??
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's zoysia. It is very drought tolerant, as it has real deep root system, stays cool, but starts going into dormancy early right when it first starts to cool down. Has to be sprayed off while it's actively growing, and will need to be sprayed twice (about 2 weeks apart).

    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
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    Re read first post.
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah, we have that up here. Up here though, it is green for about 4 1/2 months, then starts to go into dormancy again. My sister's old house,...she had half her front yard of this stuff. The first year she was there, she thought half of her lawn was dead. lol
  10. MCFISH

    MCFISH LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 107

    We have something like that up here in Iowa, we call it water grass, there always seem to be water droplets on the leaves even in the middle of the day.

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