Weed/Grass Identification Please?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by walker-talker, May 8, 2006.

  1. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    These photos are of my own lawn, but the same grass is coming up at a client's property. Last year I took photos and posted here and I think somebody said it was a type of fescue, but I never asked how to rid them. These photos are from this year. As you can see they are almost a lime green in color and they grow in clumps thoughout the lawn. They also grow faster and taller than the fescue around them. I thought it was crabgrass, but was told that's not true.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks
    Matt

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  2. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Here is another picture of a little broader spectrum. They come up very randomly.

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  3. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    One more bit of information. The weed/grass didn't even seem to be present until following very rainy conditions.
     
  4. spcfoor

    spcfoor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    That really looks like crabgrass to me.
     
  5. GTP

    GTP LawnSite Member
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    Let me ask you this. Is it very hard to pull up? Does it have long roots? Are their little hairs growing on the stem where the blade starts to form?
     
  6. Huften Lawn Care

    Huften Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 38

    Poa Annua - Annual Bluegrass?
     
  7. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You will get lots of guesses here, but it is NOT crabgrass or poa annua.

    It is either mature annual rye, orchard, barnyard or a forage grade Fescue. Very difficult to tell from here. It was likely present in your seed as an unwanted participant. Unfortnately this occurs more often than we realize.
     
  8. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,648

    Whoever said crabgrass or annual blue...go to the back of Bobby's bus.

    Get a close up of the ligule area and stem. My thoughts are annual Rye

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  9. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,583

    ok so how do you get rid of this stuff, i have a lawn with this problem.
     
  10. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    spot treat with round up and reseed.
     

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