what is this weed

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bug-guy, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
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    and how to get rid of it!!

    common bermuda grass lawn

    weed.jpg
     
  2. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    crabgrass maybe, I can't really tell from the pic very well, I think it's crabgrass. Revolver will kill it, grassy weed killer from lesco. That stuff will kill it no matter what it is. It will take a week or two and you may need to do 2 apps but give it a minute, the stuff works but works slow.

    Down south they call it St. Augustine, wouldn't that be great? A weed for a lawn? How much easier does that get? I don't know what it takes to grow a St. Augustine lawn, I just know it doesn't take much at all to grow crabgrass.
     
  3. PHS

    PHS LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hard to tell from the pics, maybe Junglerice? I haven't seen any here yet but it's right around the corner.
     
  4. JFF

    JFF LawnSite Member
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  5. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Bug Guy

    Looks like either young Bermuda or Kilkutgrass. Both are very hard to get rid of.
     
  6. mrkosar

    mrkosar LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
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    it looks like goosegrass maybe. is it hairy around the collar like robin williams?
     
  7. DeepGreenLawn

    DeepGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    definitely not bermuda, the leaves are way to thick and the growing pattern doesn't follow anything like that. just spray it with the revolver and it will be gone.
     
  8. JFF

    JFF LawnSite Member
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    The pic on the weed alert site is not very good, IMO. Goosegrass has a distinctive looking crown. Do a google image search to compare.

    Pretty sure it is goose.
     
  9. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
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    Goosegrass. MSMA and Sencor or Revolver. Judging by the ground, shade is preventing the bermuda from being aggressive.

    Good info:
    turfweeds.utk.edu/presentations/problems_post_goosegrass_control.pdf
     

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