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What is this stuff.....?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tsh1773, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. tsh1773

    tsh1773 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 319

    Is this a type of grass or a weed? Also how do I get rid of it without killing the good grass? It's in mine and a customer's yard. My expertise in mowing not contaminated lawns. Thanks in advance.

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  2. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 859

    Looks like smooth crabgrass to me.
     
  3. chimmygew

    chimmygew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 576

    I agree......
     
  4. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    Drive 75 will do it.
     
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Crabgrass...worst stuff in the world to cut after Bahia. Takes forever to dry and then still broadcasts like crap.
     
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Bad news dude. In your last picture you have not one but two weeds that are miserable if left to grow. Read this thread and look at your pic.

    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=116932

    The Killinga is below the Crabgrass in your pic. You also have some Burmuda in there but in your area I guess that's a good thing.
     
  7. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 906

    Boy, are you right, I've seen more this year than I can remember and it sucks. Half an inch of this crap is harder to mow than three or four other inches of growth of any other grass we've got. Its sucks dry and almost impossible when wet.
     
  8. Bulletproof

    Bulletproof LawnSite Member
    Posts: 156

    SUMMER OF THE CRABGRASS! ... and it sucks. It is choking lawns to death
     
  9. Bulletproof

    Bulletproof LawnSite Member
    Posts: 156

    I just spoke with our spraying specialist (friend from Green Lawn).

    He recommends using Acclaim Super (diluted) and to use it like round-up. You will initially see a browning of the area and then it will eventually die off. Any questions about this product private msg. me and I will divert the questions to him.
     

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